My son Finley Scholefield, who has died unexpectedly in his sleep aged 24, was an industrious younger man who was all the time creating, be it music, artwork, apps, or some random wire contraption solely he knew the operate of.
His day job was as a technical producer for GDS, a digital government occasions supplier in Bristol, having graduated with a level in sound and music for video games from dBs Institute within the metropolis final yr.
For his many private initiatives he used the alias BÆRFÜT. The music he wrote, recorded and produced is on mainstream music platforms resembling Soundcloud, Spotify and Bandcamp under this name. His tracks Sol and Luna have been featured on the BBC radio show Introducing in the West. As well as, he created a cell gaming app, Ball Drop Down, and a 2D exploration recreation of crafting, magic and fight referred to as In Phrygia. He additionally made an audio overdrive plug-in, Buzzsaw, to make use of in any digital audio workstation, which we hope to make out there sooner or later.
Fin was born in Bathtub, to me, Sarah (nee Usher), a library assistant, and Dylan Scholefield, a rest room designer and builder, and spent his early years in Bristol. When he was seven his brother, Jakey, was born, and we moved to Frome, the place Fin attended St John’s first faculty. Three years later his sister, Ayla, was born. Fin was a incredible massive brother to his siblings, caring, type and humorous.
He attended Selwood academy earlier than transferring on to Frome school for GCSEs. It was there that he found his love and aptitude for music. He shortly realized to play the guitar and started writing songs and performing, each at school and within the bands he fashioned together with his shut buddy Bert. After faculty, Fin spent a yr working at a neighborhood cafe earlier than travelling in India. He then moved to Bristol in 2017 to do a basis yr, adopted by a level, on the dBs Institute. He was planning to start a grasp’s in audio and music know-how at York College later this yr.
The twin ardour of Fin’s life was gaming, in lots of codecs, from boardgames to PC and Xbox. He had just lately purchased a Nintendo Change and was excited to share his love of gaming on yet one more platform. Fin had numerous mates and his skills have been many. He was all the time eager to collaborate with others, and his sudden loss of life leaves many solo and joint initiatives unfinished. He can be tremendously missed.
Dylan and I survive him, as do Jakey and Ayla.