Esther Ainsworth


Location: London, UK

Esther Ainsworth is a Sound Artist trained in Fine Art and Digital Media. Her work investigates soundscapes in specific environments, usually taking the form of installation and performance.

Concentrating on the soundscape of specific environments, her methodology is to collect field recordings, producing sound compositions of the places she encounters, often including elements of audience authorship by allowing participants to contribute sonic information via phone and other networked media.

This work has lead her to take up numerous appointments over the last eleven years in both the UK and overseas. In 2013 Esther was appointed as artist in residence with Bridge Guard residency, Štúrovo, Slovakia, concentrating on the study of the Maria Valeria Bridge and considering it as a metaphor for the creation of virtual bridges in communities using sound.

In London, Esther recently completed a twelve month residency at Bow Church, considering the location and history of the church and creating a number of events, which link the church to both the local and wider community. She has since been concentrating on the development of her experimental music series ‘Lazy Modem’ as part of Kings Place’s Out Hear programme as well as a new commissioned sound work for Camden New Wave Festival in Partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Full information about all previous projects are documented at the Artists website:


Bridge-Links, Cecil sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London – February to March 2014

Parallel Relay, End of Residency Show, Bow Church, 230 Bow Road, London – November 2013

Bridge-Links, Camden New Wave Festival, Regents Park Road, Camden, London – 2 to 3 November 2013

Hackney Wicked Festival Open Studios, Mother Studios, Hackney Wick, London - 16 to 18 August 2013

Bridge Guard end of Residency Show, Sturovo, Slovakia – 28 June 2013

Water and Mark Performance, Museum Night, Budapest School of Fine Arts, with Dóra Attila and Szurcsik József - June 2013

AquaPhone, Štúrovo, Slovakia - June 2013

Parallel Relay, Bow Church, 230 Bow Road, London – 1 to 4 November 2012

Hackney Wicked Festival Open Studios, Mother Studios, Hackney wick, London – 21 to 23 September 2012

Retrospex Exhibition, Elavator Gallery, Queens Yard, London – 21 to 23 September 2012

Chic Art Fair, Cite De La Mode Et Du Design, Paris - 20 - 24 October 2011

East Pop Red, Red Gallery, 3 Rivington Street, London -12 - 18 October 2011

East Pop West, Goldhawk Industrial Estate, Vinery Way, London - 30 September - 2 October 2011

Hackney Wicked Festival Open Studios, Mother Studios, Hackney wick, London 29 to 31 July 2011

Kernel Festival, Villa Tittoni Traversi, Via G. M. Lampugnani 68, 20832 Desio (MB), Italy – July 2011

CAMAC Centre for Arts and Technology, Marnay-sur-Seine, France – 24 April 2011

Downstairs, 32 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London. E1 2AA - 12 – 14 December 2008

ArtWash, Spring Clean - The Truwash Launderette, Headingdon, Oxford - 16 March 2008

The Rivington Gallery, 69 Rivington Street, Hoxton - 14 June 2007

V22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL - 3 May 2007