Using intuitive composition, located sound, improvisation and photography, Jez riley French has been exploring his response to places and situations for over 3 decades. His works include pieces capturing the sound of the dolomites dissolving, ants consuming fallen fruit, the Tate Modern building vibrating, the infrasound of domestic spaces around the world, glaciers melting in Iceland and the tonal resonances of natural and human objects in the landscape. Alongside performances, exhibitions and installations, he lectures and runs workshops around the world and his range of specialist microphones are widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers and cultural organisations. He also works as a curator of live events, of a record label, of sound installations and an arts zine ‘verdure engraved’.

In recent years he has been working extensively on long form recordings of surfaces, spaces and situations and has been developing the concept of photographic scores and ‘scores for listening’. His work has been exhibited in group shows at galleries including The Whitworth Gallery (Manchester), Tate Modern and Tate Britain, MOT – Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan), Artisphere (USA).  In 2017 Jez was commission by the UK’s City of Culture, Hull, to deliver, and be involved in, several key projects including Height of the Reeds & North Atlantic Flux. For 2018 he is working on several major projects including one focused on the design and detail of spaces between buildings in Japan and further works in his series exploring resonating structures. He is also collaborating with his daughter, the artist Pheobe riley Law, on a series of new works.