Thomas Leyland-Collins

Thomas Leyland-Collins graduated from the Environmental Arts course at GSA in 2012 having been on exchange in Jerusalem at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in 2010. He established TLC SoundSystem in 2015 and is currently living and working in Glasgow as a freelance technician/ sound-artist.

Moving away from a centrifugal model of communication to a centripetal one.

Traversing the disciplines of sound, sculpture, installations and performance, my practice is concerned with developing systems for approaching sound art within a socio-political framework, bringing into question various pedagogical structures which are then re-appropriated to create unpredictable, sometimes fragile, new scenarios.


East-End Transmissions, The Pipe Factory, November 2014
Algo_Rhythm, MONO, Glasgow, July 2014
Sound Thought Festival, CCA, Glasgow, Jan 2014
Picture Window (Sonica Festival), Afro-Caribbean Centre, Glasgow. Nov 2013
Mini FM Transmitter Workshop, Art School Union, Glasgow. Sep 2013
24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden. July 2013
Smooth & Fruity, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire. May 2013
Interzone, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow. March 2013
Picture Window (Sonica Festival), South Block, Glasgow. Nov 2012
Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. June 2012
Sound Thought Festival, The Arches, Glasgow. March 2012
In the Park, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. April 2011
Exchange Show, Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem. Jan 2011
Hotel Gilchrist, 49 West Princess St., Glasgow. June 2010
Public Art Project, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow. Feb 2010
The Old Pipe Factory First Show, Barras Market, Glasgow. Feb 2010


Mini FM Transmitter Workshop, Art School Union, Glasgow. Sep 2013
Mini FM Transmitter Workshop, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Sep 2012


Cornucopia, Radiophrenia Festival, CCA, April 2015
The Early Water Shapes & Then What Happens?, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. Sep 2014
Algo_Rhythm, MONO Cafe, Glasgow. July 2014
Performance at SSW to mark end of Emerging Artist Residency. June 2014
Beneath the Palm Tree Shade, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. Feb 2014


Emerging Artist Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. May 2014


Composition of Soundtrack for a new film by Florrie James, Brighthouse (Jun-Aug 2014.)
Commission for Lauren Gault for Gi Festival, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (Apr 2014.)
Editing Soundtrack for a film by Emilia Muller Ginorio & Florrie James, Mountaintop Administration (Mar 2014.)
Phoebe Amis, PUBLIC BUILDING, Transmission Gallery (Sep 2013.)
Pilvi Takala, Knox / Rose / Takala, Transmission Gallery (Oct 2012.)


Glasgow Life Visual Art & Crafts Award Scheme 2014/2015
Glasgow Life Visual Art & Crafts Award Scheme 2013/2014


Radiophrenia 2016 Sound Editor & Broadcasting assistant technician, CCA
Instal Team for Andy Holden at WASPS Studios, Gi Festival 2016
Assisting artist Phillip Zach with Shade Shifters, Koppe Astner (June 2015.)
Restoring plate reverb at the Green Door Studios with custom-built contact microphones and induction coil drivers. (May 2015)
Assisting Mark Vernon & Barry Burns with sound editing and presenting radio shows as part of Radiophrenia Art Radio Station, CCA (April 2015.)
Assisting artist Becky Sik with her project De Re Aedificatoria – part of Made by Me Pavilion – for Gi Festival at the Pipe factory (April 2014.)
Welding & Joining Ideas Short Course, West Dean College, Chichester (Mar 2014.)
Technical Intern. at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire (Mar-Jul 2013)
10 week Music Recording & Production workshop at The Green Door Studio (Jan 2013.)
Volunteering at Project Ability, Trongate 103 (Jan-Nov 2014.)
Member of Glasgow Sculpture Studios since 2012
Field Recording featured on A Silent Swaying Breath (Audio Gourmet Netlabel, 2011.)