My name is Kevin Buckland. I am currently studying for a PhD in composition at the University of Birmingham. My research examines the intrinsic musical character that I believe is present, within the everyday soundscape; whether rural or urban, indoors or outside. This will be achieved through the creation of a portfolio of sound-based electroacoustic compositions, that will use my original field-recordings as their base. The compositions will help the listener to develop a sense of closeness with the environmental, and architectural spaces from which the sound material has been abstracted.This website will form a part of my final portfolio, connecting writings and photographs from my journeys, along with the completed portfolio of compositions.