Nemeton is the experimental ambient music project of Adrian Newton, a sound artist based in Dorset, UK. Soundscapes are constructed from microloops and grains of sound, which are typically derived from field recordings, electroacoustic improvisations and other found sounds. Rather than focusing on the use of purely digital or synthetic sound sources, the aim is to create evolving organic textures from sounds rooted in the living world. In this way, the music provides a metaphor for nature, and our relationship with it. The name ‘nemeton’ refers to the ancient sacred groves that once characterised the landscapes of Dorset and other areas of southern England.
Adrian is also a member of the critically acclaimed free-improvisation group Zaum, the improvising electronic ensemble No Context and the ambient jazz group Echo Engine. He has also provided sonic art contributions to numerous community theatre events and arts festivals, both in Dorset and beyond.