22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Thomas Ragsdale

Yorkshire based composer Thomas Ragsdale melds cinematic electronica with immersive soundscapes and blissful techno workouts.

Spending his formative years composing a varied catalogue of music for TV, film and advertising companies, his gradual shift into the world of performing music is one that’s quickly won acclaim from the likes of Resident Advisor and FACT. His music has been featured with great effect in two groundbreaking BBC documentaries by Adam Curtis including the acclaimed ‘HyperNormalisation’, where his track ‘Warning Mass’ was featured extensively alongside the likes of Brian Eno, Burial and Aphex Twin. His music has also found its way onto commercials by BMW, Prada and Twitter. Thomas is part of Domino Publishing’s exclusive and prestigious composer roster alongside Jon Hopkins, Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steve Severin and Beta Band’s Steve Mason.

Having composed and released soundtracks for feature films premiering at Leicester Square’s prestigious FightFest and EPs with lavish packaging backed with personally intimate subject matters, Thomas’ music evokes spacious resonance and emotional response.

Stages

Orbit

Days

Saturday 2018