Louise Harris is an audiovisual composer, and a Senior Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices at The University of Glasgow.

She specialises in the creation and exploration of audiovisual relationships utilising electronic music, recorded sound and computer-generated visual environments. Louise’s work encompasses fixed media, live performance and large-scale installation pieces, with a recent research strand specifically addressing Expanded Audiovisual Formats (EAF). Her work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, and recent commissions include 30-minute radio art works for Stazione di Topolo and RadioArts. Louise was awarded the World Prize at the Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva (2011) and in 2016, her piece pletten was awarded first prize at the 2016 Fresh Minds Festival. In 2017, her solo exhibition, Auroculis, opened the Alchemy Film and Arts Hub in Hawick, UK and in 2018 she was commissioned by Cryptic and The Lighthouse to create Visaurihelix, a site-specific, interactive audiovisual installation for the Mackintosh Tower as part of the Mackintosh 150 celebrations. Louise has published extensively on her own work and on approaches to teaching creative practice in Higher Education, and her first monograph, Composing Audiovisually, is due for publication in 2021.


  • Hadi Bastani May 2, 2014

    Dear Louise,

    I saw your performance at Queen’s on Wednesday (30 Apr 2014), which left me ultimately impressed. I would only like to thank you for that!

    Kindest regards,

  • boris chassagne March 23, 2015

    Mrs. Harris, loved the idea behind your last audio work i saw posted, done with bits of tons of radios. I often try to remember how far back my affection for radio started. I was eleven, coming back alone from the west indies, making a halt at the Miami airport with in my hands, money that the elders gave me for fun. Standing at the duty free, a red transistor radio for 30$ or something. That was what i wanted. Not candy, not a revolver, not a barbie, a radio. My summers were then going to be a lot better!

    Anyways… i was really writing to you hoping to interest your creative spleen into the 60 Second Radio call for submissions. A project/contest around the theme of liberty. Hope you can, will, wish to…

    Greetings from Montréal,

    Boris Chassagne

    • admin April 30, 2015

      Hi Boris – so sorry to be so slow in replying to this, for some reason my lovely website neglected to tell me it was here. I would’ve loved to have been involved, but I think your closing date has passed now? Thanks for thinking of me anyway, though 🙂

  • boris chassagne October 5, 2015

    Yes it had passed. Launching another edition for febuary 2015! Please visit often our website for contest news! 60 Second Radio 2016 international radio contest and project.

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