A Norwich Art School alumni with a degree in Electro-acoustic Composition from Norwich's UEA it was inevitable that Luke Abbott became Wysing Arts Centre’s first ever musician-in-residence. The experience marked out his unique connection between music and nature.
Perhaps best know for his break-out Modern Driveway EP which was sandwiched between his two Border Community LPs and released via Gold Panda’s NOTOWN label in 2012, Luke has also taken on production duties with Gold Panda, working on the artist’s third full release ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ in 2016 and then in 2018 the Gold Panda and Jas Shaw (Simian Mobile Disco) collaborative album ‘On Reflection’ released under the monikor Selling.
2015 saw Luke debut his subsequently award-winning original feature film score to ‘The Goob’ (dir. Guy Myhill) a body of work subsequently released as ‘Music for a Flat Landscape’. 2016 continued his fervent musical pace as he collaborated with Portico Quartet saxophonist Jack Wyllie and Pivot drummer Laurence Pike on two separate releases – the latter become the trio Szun Waves, with their debut album ‘At Sacred Walls’ released in May that year.
In 2018 Szun Waves returned to the fore with their second album release ‘New Hymn To Freedom’ via the Leaf Label, the most critically acclaimed release in Luke’s canon so far. In between, he continues to write a third Luke Abbott album as well as work with a myriad of artists and musicians.
Luke’s remix CV reads like a Who's Who of the electronic world’s brightest – from an early adoption of John Talabot and Dan Deacon through to the latest esteemed bunch of inductees including Jon Hopkins, East India Youth, Nils Frahm and George Fitzgerald – have kept his club ties strong.