Laura Bissell

I am a Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice BA (Hons.) and Lecturer in Research at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I am also a visiting lecturer on the MRes in Creative Practices programme at Glasgow School of Art and have taught on the Transart Institute MFA in Berlin. My research interests include: contemporary performance practices; technology and performance; feminist performance; ecology and performance; and performance and journeys and I have presented my research on contemporary practices at conferences nationally and internationally.

My research has been published in the International Journal of Performance Art and Digital MediaThe Body, Space Technology Journal, Studies in Theatre and PerformanceThe Scottish Journal of Performance and Contemporary Theatre Review.

I am a performance-researcher, writer and poet and am currently working on a range of creative projects exploring the sea in performance. More information can be found here:

Tim Cooper

I am a composer and performer of electroacoustic music. In my music I explore how I can find new contexts for the sounds I work with.  I use microphones as sonic microscopes and loudspeakers to amplify and heighten the qualities of the sounds I record so they can gather greater significance and energy.

Much of my work is collaborative and I am fortunate to be involved in current projects with excellent collaborators (including Laura!). Samuel Tongue (poet), Susie Leiper (calligrapher/painter) and I recently spent time in Cove Park exploring the relationships between our practices and to work on the start of a new project. Recently I completed Breathing Space, a new work for tuba and electronics for Danielle Price.

I am a PhD candidate at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. My research will result in the creation of a portfolio of compositions and accompanying commentary. In my work so far I have created ‘Mechanical’ an interactive installation that explores the performative action of the audience as they turn the crank of three bicycles by hand in order to generate the sounds of the work. In 2017-18 I composed Breathing Space a work that explores how a soloist can coherently inhabit and musically interact with an immersive multi-channel sound world that surrounds the audience.

Currently I lecture at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I teach music technology and at Edinburgh College where I teach composition.

If you would like to get in touch please email Tim and Laura at and


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