Richard is the creator and composer of Sentinel, an exploration of climate change in sound & light.

The live show - combining analogue synths, drum machines and live vocals with data visualisations and laser lighting - is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Science Festival and Waterside.

A Sentinel album will be released in 2019.



Aeon is a multi-platform narrative, told through the Aeon: Miracle smartphone app featuring a web series, image galleries and short fiction. Audiences can become part of the Aeon world through immersive live events.

In a future plagued by the effects of global warming, Julius Bach’s Halcyen Corporation is about to release a new drug called Aeon that will fight a range of deadly diseases. But Bach has a secret he must protect from an investigative journalist, an ambitious rival and a former love. As Aeon’s launch gets closer, the drug is injected into Dari, an experimental test subject who is destined to change everything.

Aeon is written & directed by Richard Evans and produced by Cold Star Media & Ric Michael with support from Arts Council England, the University of Salford, the University of Manchester and Manchester Science Festival.

Download Aeon: Miracle, free from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

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Richard Evans is a writer, director and electronic music composer of Anglo-Irish background, based in Manchester, UK. His projects take inspiration from real-world science to explore biotechnology, machine intelligence and the environment.

His works have received eight awards from Arts Council England along with commissions from They Eat Culture, the University of Manchester and Manchester Science Festival. He has undertaken research visits to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, the University of Osaka, the Star City Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow and, most recently, the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester.


He is writer, director and producer of Aeon, encompassing a smartphone app, web series and live events, produced by Cold Star Media and Ric Michael.


He is creator of Sentinel, an exploration of climate change in sound & light. The project comprises a live show, with a Sentinel album to be released in 2019.

Richard also wrote and performed with several new wave and pop bands during the 1980s and early 1990s.

He was guitarist and songwriter for St Vitus Dancers – whose song The Survivor was highly praised on Bullshit Detector 2, a hit indie compilation album (through legendary punk label Crass Records 1982).

Later, he played keyboards with the celebrated Manchester band James, appearing on Are You Ready? on the album Strip Mine (Sire Records, 1988).


His written works include a novel, Kosmonaut Zero (Dead Ink), and the short stories Half Life, Touch Sensitive, Trick Machine, Priest, Freak of Nature and Girl Absorbed, which have been published by Dog Horn, Serpent’s Tail, Social Disease and Litro Magazine.


He has been a guest on Radio 2’s The Arts Show, and has featured in national and local media for his creative works. He has contributed articles to popular science magazines, including T3 and The Sky At Night.

In 2011, Richard devised and directed Gagarin 50, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin.