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. Do say hello on Facebook (I’m not very active on Twitter…). Some recent creative work:
- Window (for John Cage) winner of the 2012 New Media Writing Prize, is an online and/or app-based interactive sound essay about listening and everyday experience. Turn up the sound and listen.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.