Category Archives: New music

Asyncronisity- getting off the time grid

Ive been thinking for a while about exploring asyncronisity in electroacoustic music for a while now- ever since I’ve been practising electroacoustic music Ive never liked or even trusted quantising to any grid or particular time frame because it often … Continue reading

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Spiralsounds- delivering the Soundspiral commission

    On Saturday I delivered the Soundspiral commission “Spiralsounds”- a piece specifically for the inflatable 52 speaker system at Sonophilia festival, Lincoln. I had blogged about this here, previously. This has been a work in progress since 2012/2013 when … Continue reading

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Spinning Machine music

This piece is one of several recently that are much more minimalistic, rhythmic, partly due to my role in CSMA but also having bought the Arturia Beatstep I’ve got much more into live beat manipulation because this has dual roles … Continue reading

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Writing and recording the soundtrack to ” Port Appin Sunset” in one day with one laptop and two monophonic analogue synths

Coming back from holiday in Scotland, Chrissie had filmed and edited a wonderful time lapse video of the view from the veranda overlooking Loch Linhe where we stayed, you can read her blog about doing the video here. Having edited … Continue reading

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Shimmer- Overtones, Harmonics, electric guitars, Ebows and sampler

For this piece I wanted to try a different take on texture- in particular I wanted to play with the upper frequencies, the harsh, brittle, scratchy sounds I normally avoid like the plague in my music; partially because of the … Continue reading

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New album: Horologium

Horologium was produced as part of this years RPMchallenge and as part of that challenge was written between 1-22nd February 2014. The title refers to the study of clocks and time Horology coming from the latin horologium which in turn is the translation for … Continue reading

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Questions from Lauren Redhead about my Organ and Electronics commission

This post first appeared on Lauren Redheads blog Copied and pasted for archive 1.    How did you approach writing for the combination of organ and electronics? I started off by thinking what could electronics bring to an organ piece. From … Continue reading

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New album: Resonances

Resonances is a collection of pieces in which content is completely taken from recorded input, no generative synthesis has been used. My primary tools were Abletons Sampler and Max for Live. The first Study Zither I, dates from 2010, and … Continue reading

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A whispered Shout

Im due to perform on Aug 3rd at Matthews Yard, Croydon as part of “A Whispered Shout”. I’ve been thinking about my recent performances which have been standard laptop running ableton with launchpad, control surface and MIDI keyboard, but also … Continue reading

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From the bells and the brass

At this years Colchester New Music Day we had Beskpoke Brass perform music written by Colchester New Music members and selected from a call for scores. Two used electronics in accompaniment to the live ensemble, I however, elected to go … Continue reading

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