Jimmy Peggie

Sound | Space | Silence


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

Jimmy Peggie is a sound artist based in Phoenix, AZ.  His artistic work is focused on environments which incorporates atmospheres, transmissions, repetition and fragments.   An appreciation that all things are abstract and in a state of flux – ever changing, imperfect and incomplete.

He also incorporates moving images as part of his creative practice using the cinematic medium to help identify a sense of place, natural processes and the transient nature of all things.

He has close interactions with artists from Southwestern US and has presented workshops at festivals and educational institutions.  He also collaborates with artists from other areas around the world and has had work included at many galleries and art spaces.  He currently records a monthly sound art radio show entitled ‘Sound Across Distance’ via Camp Radio from France.

He has participated in 40+ albums and is active on Bandcamp and YouTube

“Sonic explorations that lend to an abstracted and textural approach to acousmatic composition incorporating environmental recordings, decaying fragments and radiophonic atmospheres. A personal appreciation that all things are impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.” jimmy

“painting with sound” – Data Cult Audio

His work has been featured at Iklectik Arts Space (London), Barcelona Festival of Sound Art, Radiophrenia Radio Arts Festival (Glasgow), Framework Radio (Europe), Studio EM04 (Berlin), Max Protetch Gallery (NYC), Currents 826 Gallery (Santa Fe), Phoenix Art Museum, Tempe Center for the Arts, Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University and more. He has operated a small record label – Neonvox 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
Jimmy Peggie – Universe Inside | Universe Outside
Jimmy Peggie – Upon a Narrow Inquiry
Jimmy Peggie / Steve Jansen – In Paradise
Jimmy Peggie – Ghost Towns of Arizona
Jimmy Peggie – Quiet Impermanence
Jimmy Peggie – Light in a Lonely Landscape
Openscore Ensemble – Manifold Landscapes
Jimmy Peggie – Sound Across Distance
Jimmy Peggie – Timeless & Infinite
Jimmy Peggie – Infinitude of Dust
Jimmy Peggie – Yeseros de Piscina
Jimmy Peggie – Desolate Surfaces
British Sports Car/Jimmy Peggie – Limiting the Frame
Hito Anso – Between Two Eternities of Darkness
Jimmy Peggie – Book of Erosion

Also recordings appearing on:
Cities and Memory – Three Words
Hainbach – Old Suns
Kate Carr – Where To Begin
Unexplained Sounds Group – IDIL Music Award 2024

Moonbuilding Mag – review of Book of Erosion
Audio Crakle – review of Limiting the Frame album
The Quietus Magazine – mention
KJZZ Public Radio – interview with Jimmy Peggie
The Wire Magazine – about the Experimental Arizona film
Phoenix New Times – about the Experimental Arizona film
Iklectik [Off-Site] co-producing Experimental Arizona, curated by Jimmy Peggie
The Wire Magazine review of Ghost Towns of Arizona – Dec 2020
Framework Radio Show Framework Radio Show October 2020 2018
Interiorities Show – Fanorama 2020
Data Cult Audio – Featured Artist 2019
La Phoenikera – Spanish Article 2019
Framework Radio Show 2018
Angelo Hart – Storyteller Review – All About Jazz 2017
Concert Recording – 2016
Outrospect – Dance Music
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

1974 – First field recording experiments
1978 – Art exhibition at Perth Art Gallery, Scotland (oil paintings)
1979 – First musical performance
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
2018 – Sound Healing Certification
2018 – Recorded Jeph Jerman and Steve Jansen live at Trunk Space
2019 – Co-founder and curator of Playground Arts
2020 – Presented workshop on Creativity and Alternative Sound Sources at Phoenix Synthesizer Festival
2020 – Sound and Video composition included on Desert Stories for Corpus Aliena at Iklectic UK Art Space Sept 2020
2020 – Framework Radio – tracks on show – October 2020
2020 – Radiophrenia – included in 2 week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts.
2021 – Performance at the Phoenix Synth Festival 2021
2021 – Performance at the Electronic Music Symposium 2021.
2021 – Presentation to composition students at Arizona State University.
2021 – Performance at the Southwest Electronic Music Festival.
2021 – Acoustic Ecology Certificate – Professor Barry Truax, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
2022 – Radiophrenia – participation in  radio art festival from Glasgow, Scotland.
2023 – Collaboration sound/artwork in Resonance exhibit at Currents 826 Gallery – Santa Fe, NM
2023 – Host of the Sound Across Distance monthly radio show on Camp Radio
2023 – Radiophrenia – participation in  radio art festival from Glasgow, Scotland.
2023 – Collaborative project with filmmaker Karo Goldt showing at Studio EM04 in Berlin Germany.

Jimmy Peggie - Sound artist and field recording

Jimmy Peggie is an artist specializing in sound, video and photography. His main interests include sound art, location recording, radio explorations, textures, microsound, transmissions, abstractions, decay, found media, architectural acoustics, archaeology, earth sciences, geography, nature, ecology, cinema, film, art, running, yoga, zen, wabi sabi, minimalism, improvisation, chance, experimentation and inquiry.