Jimmy Peggie

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“Architectural decaying microsounds of electroacoustic, ambient, and drone plunges listeners into the soft abyss”

Jimmy Peggie is a sound artist, composer and photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona – whose output is centered around the re-contextualization of minimal organic sounds (field recordings, found sound, decaying textures) and integrating them using unique processing methods. His sonic work is focused on micro recording, sound collage and acoustic ecology.  Visually his work involves documentation via decaying photographic images and video.


“My sounds start as naturalistic and are re-imagined using electronic means to develop a sonic environment that is warm and cinematic.  I like to record micro sound samples and incorporate them into devices that enable ease of application and manipulation.  Many of my sound sources were recorded in their natural environment and thus feature in the recordings both on a noticeable and also perhaps subliminal or subconscious level.

My field recording work often includes micro recording techniques such as the use of specific microphones, contact mics and hydrophones etc.  I am active in the field of acoustic ecology and the impact of man-made sound pollution on life forms and the environment. I am also interested in the field of architectural and urban recording with a view to documenting a perception of place. Isolation, solitude and loneliness are constant themes of interest.” 

With a background in jazz and other forms of musical improvisation he has performed at many festivals and galleries including Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Tempe Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, Tempe History Museum, Chino Valley Music Festival and the Sedona Film Festival. He has participated in recording for the Barcelona 2010 Festival of Sound Art.  His sounds were featured in an exhibition at the prestigious Max Protetch Gallery in New York City.  He is active in educating to raise awareness of natural sounds, deep listening, field recording, sound mapping, electronic music and acoustic ecology.  He has operated a small record label – Subjazz Records since 1995. He is a member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Electronic sound art by Jimmy Peggie, Phoenix, Arizona

Subterranean Jazz – Subterranean
Juarez – Nashville EP
Jimmy Peggie – Still Life Leads To Concrete Walls
Subterranean Jazz – Subway Sonnets
The Clair Voyants – County USA
Brid Dower – Comings and Goings
Jim Pipkin – Time is Talking
Subterranean Jazz – Celtic Lines
Caji – Da Bahia
Deb Myking – The Journey to May
Adam Panic – Wonderful
The Human Mirror
Trio Nine – Incandescent Cinema
Jimmy Peggie / Steve Jansen – Pharmaceutica
Jimmy Peggie – Mans Eternal Challenge
Jimmy Peggie / Steve Jansen – Budapest
Jimmy Peggie – Learning to Die
Health Channel – Sit Ups for your Soul
Jimmy Peggie – The Energy of Contemplation
Angelo Hart – Storyteller
-Pi/Pe- – un anno di ascolto
Jimmy Peggie – I Walk Amongst You, And Leave No Trace
Jimmy Peggie – Resting Places
Jimmy Peggie – Isolation Studies

Angelo Hart – Storyteller – All About Jazz 2017
Concert Recording – 2016
Outrospect – Dance Music
Portrait of Jimmy Peggie – by Tiffinie Greer 2010
Celtic Lines Review – Jazz Review 2005
Amazon Reviews – Amazon
Celtic Lines – Release 2005
Arizona Republic Feature – 2005
Brid Dower’s Comings and Goings – 2003
Subway Sonnets Review – All About Jazz 2002

1978 – Art exhibition at Perth Art Gallery, Scotland (oil paintings)
1979 – 1983 Oil painting exhibits in Perth, Scotland
1991 to Current – Music/Sound Recording & Performance
2004 – 2010 – Music Instructor
2003 – Scottsdale/Glendale Community Colleges – Artist Performances
2013 – Semco – YouTube, Video and Social Media – Artist Presentation
2014 – American Marketing Association – Sound and Video in Social Media – Artist Presentation
2017 – Co-founder of Sound Art Arizona
2018 – Scottsdale Community College – Artist Performance and Discussion
2018 – Tempe Public Library – Sound Art Workshop Series

Jimmy Peggie - Sound artist and field recording

Jimmy Peggie is an artist educated to master’s level in business and digital media – specializing in sound, photography and video. His main interests include sound art, field recording, sound explorations and textures, microsounds, sound collage, abstractions, decay, found sound, architectural acoustics, nature, ecology, photography, film, art, active listening, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, minimalism, improvisation, chance, experimentation and inquiry.



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