TUTORING / Youth Work
As Lead Music Practitioner with Heavy Sound, Gavin works with groups who face barriers to learning & inclusion, primarily young people who've experienced trauma. H.S help people reengage through projects using hip-hop, rapping & DJ’ing.
SOUND / Recording, Mixing & Mastering
Gavin spent several years working closely with Sanna on their debut album. Recorded live in their rehearsal room the album was lovingly and gently mixed and mastered by Gavin before being taken to Precise Mastering to be cut.
SOUND / Sound Design
Gavin was asked to design the sound for 'Remembering Those' by Duncan Kidd which was performed at Edinburgh Castle on 15th November 2018 at a Veterans First Point & A Sense of Belonging event to mark the Centenary of Armistice day.
SOUND / Live Sound
Gavin was asked to provide live sound engineering services for Jacqui Dankworth and acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood's UK tour when it stopped off in Edinburgh this August.
SOUND / Audio Recording
the western revue
Artlink hired Gavin to digitise these two fascinating records. The Revue became a tradition in the 1960s. Performers included nurses, junior doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, porters and anyone else who could be persuaded to join in.
EVENTS / Production Management
Wide Days 2018
Gavin returned to Wide Days this year to oversee the live production and the recording of this award winning event which continues to go from strength to strength. In 2014 it was named Best Networking Event at the Yearly Music Convention Awards and was also nominated for Best Convention Venue in 2016.
SOUND / Sound Design
Dr Korczak’s Example
To mark the beginning of Scotland’s “Year of Young People” (2018) and World Holocaust Memorial Day, NHS Lothian and Strange Town Theatre Company presented a performance of “Dr Korczak’s Example” by David Greig with sound by Gavin Fort.
SOUND / Radio Production
Visually impaired Arts Access users found out more about prehistoric rock art this summer, with a hands-on visit to explore the collection at the National Museum of Scotland, followed by a field trip to discover ancient cup and ring marks on Tormain Hill outside Ratho. Sound artist Gavin Fort made a recording of the trip.
Tutoring / Sound Courses
Gavin teaches 'Sound Recording and Editing for Artists & Filmmakers' at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh. He has also delivered bespoke training for Stirling University, Baillie Gifford and the N.H.S. He has been invited to lecture at the SAE Institute and has worked as a tutor for University of Edinburgh supervising postgraduate students.
EVENTS / Tech Management
Wide Days 2017
Gavin has been involved in Wide Days since it was launched in 2010. 2017 saw the biggest production yet and Gavin was hired to manage all the technical aspects of Scotland’s only music-business convention. In 2014 it was named Best Networking Event at the Yearly Music Convention Awards and was also nominated for Best Convention Venue in 2016.
EVENTS / Event Production
Edinburgh Youth Music Festival
In 2015 Gavin was commissioned to plan and deliver the inaugural YMF. He worked with range of partners and stakeholders to develop a suite of workshops, opportunities for showcasing work and a platform for profiling and promoting youth music opportunities in the city. He also mentored and managed a team of young apprentices.
SOUND / Voiceover
Flow Hospitality Training
Using the latest technology, Flow delivers a continuously evolving learning and development solution tailored to the hospitality and tourism sector, providing accredited, certificated training throughout the industry.