I’m a composer, coder, sound artist and writer, in no particular order.
As a writer, I’ve published articles, book chapters and a book on sound, listening, landscape and place. Find and download my academic publications at academia.edu
I make and programme pieces that combine image, text and sound in app-based interactive pieces for performers, some adaptable to a variety of performers.
I’ve composed a great deal for piano, solo or with electronics, and much digital sound work. I create digital fiction and ‘e-lit’, and was one of the first winners of the UK national Creative and New Media Writing Prize.
Here’s some of my more recent creative work:
- A walk I do – combines instrumental performance with live audio and text processing. I asked Carla Rees to send me an informal description of a favourite walk, which I used as found material.
- Paul’s Walk , made in 2015, for instrument (or two instruments) and mac App (iPad or mac). The performer influences the way the visual and aural landscape emerges and recedes, and tells a story about a walk, a lake, and being in a place. Words are drawn from an informal text on a walk by Paul Roe.
- How to play the piano (in 88 notes) , written and recorded for friend and fellow composer, Richard Hoadley to use in an interactive work with pianist Philip Mead.
- Making Place , composed 2013, is for 1-2 instruments and electronics, and is also available as a fixed video realisation. It’s a poetic exploration of place, and place making, and makes use of live interactive processing of animation, text and audio.
- Fuga Interna (begin) , composed in 2011, is the sixth piece in a series for piano, Fuga Interna, and the first to include a digital part, which also includes a text by myself about listening, learning to play the piano, age and memory.