Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer and lecturer. His creative practice is interdisciplinary and time-based in nature, and concerned with memory through an exploration of the relationship between time, place, and sensation. Most recently this has focused on acoustic ecology and the perceptual geographies of sound and audition, through field-recording and soundscape composition.
Sebastiane has exhibited extensively in a wide range of media, from installation and sound, to photography, drawing and film. In 2013 he was commissioned to produce, rain choir, a site-specific sound installation for the crypt of Winchester Cathedral. A live version of the rain choir was recently performed as part of If Wet at the Flatpack Film Festival (Birmingham, 2014), with Prof Trevor Cox (University of Salford) and MortonUnderwood. In 2013 he produced an audio reverie on voice and remembering for BBC Radio 3’s series Between Your Ears (2013). Based on four decades of recordings of his mother’s voice, the piece received wide coverage in national media, including The Guardian, The Independent and The Spectator.
His field-recordings and sound work regularly feature on international radio stations and at sound related gallery events, including: Framework (Resonance FM. London, 2014), a listening room (Helsinki, 2014), Radio Radeq (SoundFjord Gallery: London, 2012), Kinokophonography (New York Lending Library & The British Library, 2014/2012) and FrammentAzioni at the TEM Contemporanea Festival (Udine, Italy, 2008).
His sound works are held in the collection of the British Library Sound Archive and published by Very Quiet Records and Gruenrekorder.
Sebastiane received his PhD from the Winchester School of Art at Southampton University in 2003. He lives and works in Winchester, England.
Sebastiane has lectured in Fine Art, Fine Art Film & Video, Design and Contextual Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, Winchester School of Art, Southampton Solent University and The University of Derby.