Welcome to a noisy silence, a repository for the various recordings, artworks, writings and participatory projects of

sound artist Richard Bentley.

Current Projects

distal bodies

investigating social, spatial and temporal distancing during Covid-19 and beyond.

ICU slow media

art and mental health project with the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

un silence créatif

exploring connections between creativity and quiet in St. Denis.

Harris Gardens Trail

working with staff, students and local schools to develop a tranquility trail around Reading University's Harris Gardens.


a short film exploring teachings from this classic Sōtō Zen poem.