Ailie Ormston is a composer and musician from Scotland making experimental electronic music and chamber music. Ormston works with a distinctly playful, holistic and reflective approach, informed by their creative experiences in visual arts practices. Over the years, Ormston has received festival commissions from Counterflows and Tectonics, released solo and collaborative albums (bison, 33-33, 50% PURE, Domino) and performed extensively across the UK’s most celebrated experimental venues, showcasing a range of eclectic musical activities. Improvisation and assemblage are the keystones of Ormston’s work, with additional interests including timbral abstraction, temporality and collaging hi-fi and lo-fi sound materials. With a foundational music history rooted in performance, having trained as a trombonist, guitarist and drummer in childhood, Ormston went on to study Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and recently completed a postgraduate in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under David Fennessy and Bekah Simms.

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