Shirley Pegna is a sound artist, musician and composer interested in sound as a material. Her arts practice encompasses working in the realm of both the long distance and very close up sound found in our environment. Her geographical reach has taken her sailing round the Arctic in the early winter of (2018), where she immersed herself with sound and vibration from the ‘top of the world’. More recently learning about collecting sound in the dark, a scary activity, recording nocturnal wildlife sound in the Pyrenees forests with sound-recordist Chris Watson. She is presently working on the research project ‘The Unsettled Planet’ with Bristol University, experiencing sound through the earth, funded by the Brigstow Institute.