SuMo55

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SuMo55

Sue (or Sumo) was born in Southampton in 1981 and spent most of her upbringing in Somerset. Music and visual arts has always been her strongest interests and having achieved a BA Hons in Contemporary Music & Visual Arts at Dartington College of Arts, she is now currently practising these skills in her work and art, in freelance and employed positions.

In visual arts, Sue works with film and multi-media design for websites, which can include photography and online videos.

In music, her main instruments are guitar and the mandolin particularly for folk music & contemporary classical. Sue has played a variety of instruments and uses this experience to give her an open view to music. She is currently in an experimental band called Long Meg.

As an Chinese artist brought up in UK, cultural influence has been her interest in music. She has joined ensembles such as Indonesian Gamelan and Samba studying not only the music but also the technique of tuition. With an interest in such genres, she has helped with cultural exchange by promoting the Dartington Gamelan and SCAT Samba to perform in areas where little is known about the music. The MultiCultural Festival in 2004 held in Taunton, Somerset was one of her largest projects involving Asian arts in Taunton.

Having studied in Dartington College of Arts, the college specialises in contemporary arts. This has inspired Sue to produce projects of experimental music and visual arts for Somerset. The White Spring walk-thru has been one her latest film installations with a collaboration of local & international artists showing 3 site-specific films in the White Spring Reservoir at Glastonbury in 2008. Other projects include Miniatures as a set of short films composed for music.



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