Dr Kevin Leomo is a Scottish-Filipino academic, curator, and practitioner of experimental music based in Glasgow. He is interested in silence, fragility, quietude, perception, and liminality. He works across text-based scores, non-standard notation, improvisation, field recording, critical listening practices, and installation.

Kevin’s practice has been informed by an engagement with artists associated with Wandelweiser. He presented work at KLANGRAUM in 2020 and took part in Composers Meet Composers 2022.

Kevin completed a practice-research PhD in experimental music composition at the University of Glasgow, where he taught a number of courses including Composition.

Kevin works as the Community and Engagement Manager for the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where he oversees public engagement and cultural activities, including The Dear Green Bothy and Thinking Culture programmes. He is a co-lead for the Laboratory for Civic Arts Research, a programme which supports the development of connections between academic research and civic life in Glasgow.

Kevin is collaborating with poet and writer Maria Sledmere on Project Somnolence, a practice-led research project exploring connections between sleep, ecology, and sound.

He co-hosts the practice-research podcast Essential Blends with Adriana Minu and plays in the experimental duo Dronehopper with Simon Hellewell. Kevin is a board member for the Scottish Music Centre.

Kevin directs the Glasgow-based experimental music series and collective Sound Thought, which promotes the work of early-career practitioners working in experimental sound and music.

Kevin’s music has been performed at Sound Festival, KLANGRAUM, impuls Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Bienal Música Hoje, Oak Bay New Music Festival, New Music Gathering, Thai New Music and Arts Symposium, The University of Glasgow, Being Human Festival, Ya Festival, Scottish Music Centre, ARCadia, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Hunterian, the Old Hairdresser’s, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow Experimental Music Series, Sound Thought, and played on BBC Radio 3.

Kevin is open to creative collaborations and projects, as well as designing and delivering workshops and events. He is available for consultation. 

Kevin enjoys running, eating vegan junk food, collecting handpoked tattoos, and caring for his houseplants.