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. I am especially interested in ways of writing that draw attention to the relevance of sound in our lives, and how much ‘ordinary’ listening brings to our daily experience and feelings about our world. I hope you enjoy reading about and listening to my work. Do say hello on facebook (I’m not very active on Twitter…). Here’s a bit about my recent activities:
- 20 May 2015 – artist Masterclass – Sussex University
I’m looking forward to being an invited artist, giving a masterclass on my work with sound and text to postgraduates at Sussex University – 20th May, 4pm.
- 26 April 2015 – Concorde ensemble, new ipad work for Paul Roe
My new work for Paul Roe, clarinet, and live electronics and text, provisionally entitled Paul’s Walk, will be premiered at the Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble’s 2015 Up Close with Music series at the RHA Gallery Dublin.
- 15 April 2015 – Fuga interna (begin) at The Forge, London
Another performance of Fuga Interna (begin) – my work for piano and digital sound/text on memory, ageing and learning the piano,
- 19 February 2015 – Fuga Interna (begin), Salford Sonic Fusion
An outing for my piece for piano and text-based digital soundscape, performed by Xenia Pestova at Salford’s Sonic Fusion Festival
- February 2015 – a text, London International Piano Symposium
I’ve written a text about the piano for friend and fellow composer, Richard Hoadley, to use in his new work with pianist Philip Mead. Really looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
- December 2014 – Making Place
Another performance for Making Place at Goldsmiths College, London, December 6th, from Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi.
- November 2014 – Making Place at HCMF
Making Place will be performed at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival this year, by Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi, along with several other commissioned works. Free concert too!
- November 2014 – Window app released
After much wrangling with software (mainly Openframeworks and Xcode), I’m pleased to announce that Window is now available as an app for iOS and OSX.
- November 2014 – Talk at Uni of Herts
On November 10th I’ll be giving a talk at the University of Hertfordshire on my work with text and voice, in particular Making Place and Window.