Nikki Sheth is a sound artist currently pursuing a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition at The University of Birmingham following an MA in Electroacoustic Composition at The University of Manchester and a BA in Music at Oxford Brookes University. Her main focus is on site-specific multichannel soundscape composition. She is currently investigating approaches to the treatment of field recordings within soundscape composition, including compositional methodologies used within electroacoustic music and those used within installation/sound art contexts.
She has extensive field recording experience, using specialist equipment (including ambisonics) having been on various field recording residencies in the past. In 2016, she worked alongside Chris Watson and Jez riley French on a field recording workshop to Orford Ness, in 2017 she went on a field recording residency to Mmabolela, South Africa with Francisco Lopez and in 2018 she attended an Experimental Composition and Performance residency in the Pyrenees with Eli Keszler.
Her work has most recently been presented as part of Sound + Environment (Hull), Balance Unbalance (Plymouth), Perspectives on Listening (Brisbane) and various BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) events. She was Assistant to the SOUNDkitchen sound walk that took place as part of Invisible Places Festival (Azores) and was working as Marketing Assistant and Technical Assistant for BEAST from 2017-19. She is currently teaching the Studio Composition (Reaper) module at The University of Birmingham.