About Migration Studios
and Platform Earth
Migration Studios is a new social enterprise and the world's first recording studios dedicated to carbon capture. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, it is a unique space for artists, creators and labels of all sizes to produce music and simulatenously contribute positively in the biggest challenge of our day, climate change.
Migration Studios, is an independent residential recording complex and is spearheading a new approach to the relationship between the production of music and the environment. Through its partnership with Platform Earth, the studio channels 100% of its profits to the environmental arts organisation which then focuses the funds to specific environmental issues.
The first project Migration Studios will support is the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project, which is working to conserve 304 square kilometres of Sussex coastline. The native kelp locks up to 20 times more carbon that land-based forests. Successful restoration of the area has the potential to lock away as much carbon as London's music industry emits every single year.
(Co-founder/Head of Creative &
Ruth is a creative conservationist and philanthropist with a particular interest in environmental issues. She is the architect behind Migration Studios' pioneering environmental framework.
She has spent the past 15 years conceiving and producing large scale public art exhibitions in London, Edinburgh, NYC and Mumbai. These initiatives have to date raised over £15m for applied conservation projects.
(Co-founder/Head of Production and Engineering)
Dicky designed and built Migration Studios with the vision of re-imagining what a residential recording studio should mean as a modern production space; a rebuttal against solitary music creation and a return to collaboration with a hybrid analogue and digital workflow.
His production work has been described by Clash Magazine as 'hewn from lofty ambitions akin to the young Scott Walker' and seen him work with established and upcoming talent including Sid Stone, Michael Kiwanuka & UNKLE and Memory of Speke. He is also one of the UK's rising avant-garde film composers, his credits include the scores for:
- 2022 Baron Prize Winning hybrid-erotic film, 'Grief Encounter' co-composed with Joel Amey of Wolf Alice.
- 'Dragon Boys' an art-house documentary about the Ghanaian fire-breathers of Accra.
- Spoken word mini-film 'Still I Rise' starring Serena Williams.
(Partner/Enterprise Structural Design)
Ganesh's vast experience as a head investment strategist on a global scale places him in the driving seat of Migration's Enterprise Structure.
He has a long-standing passion for wildlife and conservation and enjoys working with entrepreneurial conservationists, who balance community-based programmes with a science-led, measurable approach. Ganesh is also a key supporter of Lion Guardians and Elephant Family, both organisations work on improving the co-existence between wild animals and people.
ANA MARIA PAIXÃO
Ana Maria's role as a partner at Migration Studios mainly sees her working outside of the scope of music creation. Whilst Migration Studios is a recording facility, it's modern approach demands more than just creating records. Ana Maria oversees how the studio interacts with the visual arts world and works on large sculptural art exhibitions and ceramics.