Sense Of Steel

Sense Of Steel was an ongoing collaborative multi-disciplinary project throughout 2014 exploring the potential for artists to learn from each other’s disciplines. Martyn Ware and artists Tracey Moberley and Sarah Hopkins created a series of works together around the theme ‘the legacy of steel‘ – featuring printmaking, 3D soundscaping, ceramics, embroidery, and painting. In 2015-6 […]

Fast Forward

As part of the Science Museum’s exhibition ‘Fast Forward: 20 ways F1 is changing our world’, Illustrious Company created and installed a 3D soundscape to accompany the physical displays. Fast Forward looked at the science behind Formula 1’s racing machines, and how the industry’s innovations were impacting our everyday lives, from the way we care […]

The Beatles Show

A permanent feature at The Museum of Liverpool, The Beatles Show is an exhibition telling the story of the group in Liverpool – the birthplace of a musical and cultural revolution that swept the world. Focusing on the city and its unique influence on popular culture, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the sights and […]

Liquid Histories, Shanghai

Illustrious has created an immense 3D soundscape in collaboration with Central Saint Martins and Aberrant Architects in Shanghai as part of their Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017. LIQUID HISTORIES – ‘The Thames between imaginary and reality’ The title of the installation refers to the way that history can be told through multiple viewpoints and […]


Illustrious collaborated with artist Dawinder Bhansal to create a soundscape based on frank interviews with a variety of couples who fell in love in the 80’s, and are still together. The piece can be found, along with many other reminiscent artifacts on the WE FOUND LOVE IN THE 80’S website. Dawinder Bhansal Comments –  “The […]

Sweetly The Air Flew Overhead

Working in collaboration with Cathy De Monchaux, Illustrious provided the three-dimensional soundscapes for Sweetly The Air Flew Overhead an exhibition of visual, sculptural, and sonic art. A Turner-Prize Nominated artist, Cathy De Monchaux’s work defies categorisation, and she has over a number of years exhibited extensively across the world. For this innovative exhibition, Illustrious created a 3D […]

Hong Kong Container Scape

In 2012, we collaborated with Marcus Lyon to create an immersive, metallic soundscape to accompany a beautiful photography series that captures some of the largest migrations of shipping containers across the 21st century. “As the ability of humans, goods and services to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially we are left disconnected from a simple view […]

Going Home

Going Home was a 3D orchestral soundscape composition designed to accompany the poignant and beautiful paintings featured in Pete McKee’s This Class Works. Pete’s exhibition was an exploration of his own working-class background, melding the pride, tenacity, hope, fight, passion, and resourcefulness he witnessed growing up. The exhibition also featured the work of several other […]

Transparent Mirrors

Transparent Mirrors was a 3D soundscape installed alongside sculptural work by Philip Tsiaras. Taking inspiration from both Tsiaras’ sculptures and the sonic beauty of the Venetian streets and squares surrounding the Biennale, Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware’s composition offered an immersive and contemplative environment in which to reflect upon the space and the visual stimuli […]

It’s Always Ourselves …

It’s Always Ourselves We Find In The Sea was a captivating and thought-provoking sound and art installation, an exploration of the waters of the earth and how the power of water binds all of humanity together. Created by Martyn Ware, Gabriel Ware, and Charles Stooke, with immersive storytellers Oscar Blustin and Anna Söderblom.   The […]