Published sound and music works
Many works listed below are also available directly through Simon's Bandcamp site
Sounds Against Humanity
Commissioned by subnet, Salzburg, Austria for Schmiede20 Festival, September-October 2020.
A liquid cooling system for a computer was explored as a sound source for performance and installation.
Booklet + CD
A collection of detailed images from the project series Traceable Echoes was published by Grimaces Éditions with an accompanying disc containing the source sounds or recordings of the processes that made the work.
Composition began in 2013 during Tsonami Festival, Chile. Sound material from Valparaíso, mainly in ex-carcel and from performance using gaol doors. Available here
Cal y Canto
Works composed from performance recordings and their source materials. Performances commissioned by Tsonami Festival XI , Valparaíso, Chile, December 2017. Available here
Open and Closed Circles
Mechanism, magnetism, friction, rotation, failure, repetition, fragility, ephemerality... these keywords instigated a composition process that became 'Open and Closed Circles'. Available here
Recorded and composed from 2014-2017. Materials gathered in various worldwide locations. Many borders crossed, communities welcomed by, moments shared, ideas exchanged. Available here
Watering the Piano
March 2016, Arc Artist Residency, Switzerland. The grand piano in the studio space needed special attention. To preserve the wood of the instrument and prevent it from drying out, it required ‘watering’. Available here
Every Contact Leaves A Trace
Executed at Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany, 2014. The long, slow, drawn out death of an electret microphone capsule submerged in water...
Lathe-cut Vinyl and Download
Composed from sounds of twine contact on objects showing witness marks of twine production from the 19th Century. 'Trace Evidence' is the result of a commission by OSR Projects, UK. Available here
3rd release in 'Corollaries' monthly series of 2016, compiling works resulting from Active Crossover: Mooste. All works composed from material compiled in a collective archive during the project. Available here
Composed 2012/revised 2016 from sound material gathered during Active Crossover 2011. Supported by 'I Love West Leeds' festival and Arts Council England. Available here
a need for material possession
Commissioned composition in response to photography by Stefano Gentile. Currently unavailable.
From the Mouths of Clay
Helen Scarsdale Agency
Tonal work resulting from Alvin Lucier-inspired investigations of clay burial urns at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. Available here
Special world tour edition limited to 100 copies.
Source material: field recordings - Edinburgh, Scotland.
Meditations on Light
2x CD set
Reconstructions of 'Lightyears' featuring: Simon Whetham, Fourm, Richard Lainhart, Philippe Petit, mise_en_scene, Maile Colbert, Scanner, Christopher McFall, David Wells, Iris Garrelfs, Yann Novak, Lawrence English & John Kannenberg.
Greyscale: Restricted Access
White Line Editions
Source material: field recordings - Estonia and Riga.
The Grey Area
Collaboration with Paul Khimasia Morgan. Source material: field recordings and objects - Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, UK.
Collaboration with mise_en_scene (Shay Nassi). Source material: field recordings - Berlin, Germany - recorded by Simon Whetham. Currently unavailable
Commissioned by Kathryn Thomas Ltd. for painting exhibition. Source material: music samples, field recordings, transmissions.
Source material: field recordings - Lake Mamori, Amazonas, Brazil during the Amazonas Sound Project 2007.
Source material: field recordings of cablecars, Portes du Soleil, France. Currently unavailable
dark light audio tracks
Source material: field recordings - Iceland.