Paul's Walk
Still from Paul’s Walk, for instrument(s) and interactive live audio/text processing.

I’m a composer who also writes, a writer who also creates sound arts, and a sound artist who also publishes academic work. My current interests lie mostly in combining text, image and sound in audio-led interactive pieces and in writing about sound, listening, landscape and place.

>> Upcoming and recent

  • 11 May 2016 – London premiere of my new work for alto flute, for Carla Rees, funded by Britten-Pears Foundation. At The Forge, Camden, London.
  • 27 April 2016 – I’m curating/featuring in a concert at De Montfort University with flautist Carla Rees. We’ll play my new work for Carla and others.
  •  22 November 2015 – Maja Cerar is performing the violin version of Making Place at Stony Brook University, NY, with Doug Geers on electronics
  • 4 November 2015 – Paul Roe performing Paul’s Walk in Dublin, with recorder player, Laouise O’Brien. More info here.

>> Some recent creative work

  • Paul’s Walk IMG_0153, 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.
  • Making Place makingplace, 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.
  • How to play the piano (in 88 notes) piano, written and recorded for friend and fellow composer, Richard Hoadley to use in an interactive work with pianist Philip Mead.
  • Fuga Interna (begin) memory, 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.