“My practice investigates the boundaries between sound and music, encompassing electroacoustic composition, sound installation, radio and theatre. I am interested in the way that sound relates to memory, environment, time and place. My work focuses on the exploration of voices and sounds that are obscured, silenced or are in some way absent – making imperceptible or ignored signals audible through amplification or transformation to acoustic form. I have a particular interest in the use of space as a compositional parameter and in the ways that sound articulates space and spaces influence sound. My site specific sound installations seek to provide playful and unexpected encounters with sound outside of a conventional gallery setting.”
Recent works include Resonant Bodies at V&A Museum, Resonant Space (Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia US), Poetics of (Outer) Space (Ikon Gallery), Space Ham (BBC Radio 3), Station X (featured on Radio 4 Today programme) and Oscillate (commissioned by ICA for SOUNDWORKS). Caroline Devine spent 2014 as Leverhulme Artist in Residence in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham and in 2017 she was made Creative Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at University of Birmingham. She has been shortlisted two years running for a BASCA British Composer Award for her sound installations, 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun and On Air. In 2020, Devine’s work On Common Ground was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.