Born in Torquay, Devon,
David Handford has been producing sonic work since 1992.
From psychedelia with Vibe Tribe (1992-1993) and electronica with Moduloss
(1993-1995), he now produces various forms of leftfield music as dj Methodist
and Ministry of Defiance, on his label Post Office Records, as well as
film and performance soundtracks under his own name.
This work has recieved BBC Radio 1 and Radio 3 airplay, as well as in
Australia and New York.
His handbuilt electronic sound devices and music have been commissioned
for art projects,
Escrapology (1995-1996), Ointment (2001), and performances with Jo Shapland
(1998 -2002) throughout Britain and Eire.
Presently he is working on his sonic/visual project The Sonology of Water
(ACW funded), with shows
planned in subterranean spaces around Britain in summer/autumn 2006.
Ministry of Defiance’s album, Chapel Couture was released to critical
acclaim in October 2003
and was toured with film in May 2004 and again in Summer 2005.
A sound installation inspired by John Wyndham, From Below was shown at
g39 gallery, Cardiff, in 2004 and the new dj Methodist album Seven Nights
In Torquay is out in autumn 2005.
Field Recording for the Night on Earth programme, a Garden, St.Dogmaels
Abbey, 30/4/05, 21:30 - 22:30