My name is Fiona AR Patten, or by the alias Far Ilo.
I am an audio professional based in the Netherlands, right in the middle in the picturesque city of Utrecht.
I specialise in spatial audio – binaural rendering and performative multi-speaker playback. I release my own work as Far Ilo and my contracts are under Fiona AR Patten.
Ambisonics, Binaural, WaveField Synthesis and Surround Sound for Cinema
Scoring to Video, Music, Ambience, FX and Foley
Immersive virtual and physical performance designs
Releases under the alias ‘Far Ilo’
Master in Design, Sound for the Moving Image, Glasgow School of Art
‘Catching Sounds’ with Chris Watson
With Geräuschkulisse, Leipzig – participating artist
Fallout : The Frontier
September – December 2020
Fallout : The Frontier
Audio specialist for 3 characters – cleaning, editing and mastering dialogue in liaison with project lead. iZotope RX to clean, Reaper to master
Sept – Dec 2020
36Q ‘Blue Hour’ sequence at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial
Selected as 1 of 4 emerging International Sound Artists to collaborate on a team with a Video Designer and a Lighting Designer. Our sequence depicted the ‘Morning’ segment of a day. My audio arrangement was spatialised using Canvas and played in the massive re-purposed ice-hockey rink on 70+ D&B Audiotechnik speakers. Timecoded and routed via Dante.
Spatial Audio Seminar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre (EMPAC)
Assistant Resident to Bobby McElver on Wavefield Synthesis Array Demo. Demonstrated the possibilities of WFS for theatre/auditorium/performative purposes – the WFS array was rigged above 10 rows of seats – a composition we designed was played to trial the sound as object and the possibilities of individual tailored experiences.
Oxford Brooke’s University’s “Sound Diaries” for the Sonic Arts Research Unit
Selected in a group of International emerging Sound Practitioners to demonstrate a collection of works that document listening and audible experience. My collection titled “SoundStamps” included pieces arranged from Phenomenological instances that struck me in typical every-day experience. Collection available to listen on my SoundCloud.
February – June 2019
Fine Art Scenography: Masters Project “I Am Here” + Notations + extracurricular Fine Art Sonic Archives Practice
Developed listening methodologies and spatial audible compositions. Research in phenomenology and audio-spectatorship. Doc available here.
Final Project: Developed a listening methodology for a global network of participants. Hosted 2 live virtual listening tours across a map of audible locations that I curated in collaboration with the participants. Each location’s audible experience was notated in my signature technique developed through my methodology in Deep Spatial Listening.
Extracurricular: Deepened the development of Spatial Listening methodology. Participated in Fine Art’s department Sonic Archives Practice where we studied the methods of Pauline Oliveros and writings of Benedict Anderson.
Aug 2018 – Aug 2020
Let’s make something together.