Magnetic Foragers


London-based duo Magnetic Foragers create brooding experimental compositions of noise and abstract visuals, often involving themes of transformation, dreams, elusive memories and confused visions of beauty.

Layers of sonic and visual textures are punctuated by melody, rhythm and representational images, in immersive improvised performances, short films and video art pieces from sound and video artists James Allard and Tom Brown.

They have performed at various events in London, Manchester and the Isle of Wight, most notably at In the Woods Festival and the Ventnor Fringe. Following a debut visual album Field Studies in 2013 and the following year's EP Sono, Magnetic Foragers return in summer 2016 with Secret Islands, a new live show.

James Allard


A graduate of Brighton University's Fine Art Painting BA course, James Allard has been composing music, creating experimental soundscapes and making noise since 2003. His audio and visual work generally explores questions arising from the influence of places and surroundings upon the individual.

James produces music as Absent Asch.

Tom Brown


Tom Brown studied Digital Animation and Production (BSc) at the University of Greenwich. Heavily influenced and inspired by music, he has created live visuals for contemporary and classical musicians and composers.

Since leaving video art production company The Gray Circle, Tom has created video installations and live performances including contributions to multidisciplinary shows with composing/directing duo Efthymiou and band The Cabinet of Living Cinema.