Creative Coding in North East Schools

(DURHAM) I’m very happy to announce the kickoff of Creative Coding in North East Schools (CCiNES), my new educational outreach initiative based here at Durham University. This AHRC funded project offers participating schools a no-cost, high-impact series of workshops and study days for Key Stage 3 students to learn the basics of Sonic Pi, a […]

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iFIMPaC 2016 at Leeds College of Music

(Durham) I’ll be heading over to Leeds on 11 March for the 2016 edition of the International Festival for Artistic Innovation in Music Production and Composition (whew!), taking place at Leeds College of Music. With a serious acronym like iFIMPaC, you know this festival isn’t messing around. I’m giving a talk during the first paper […]

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SEAMUS 2016

(Savannah, GA) Just attended the SEAMUS 2016 Conference at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. It was very interesting to re-engage with this group after nearly nine years living in Europe. The last SEAMUS Conference I attended was back in 2006, when I was just getting started with electroacoustic music, learning SuperCollider, etc. A lot of […]

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Lietuva.

(Shropshire) A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Lithuania for the first time. Under the auspices of the 15th Music Theory Conference sponsored jointly by the Lithuanian Composers Union and the Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre, the three-day event featured a small but very stimulating and congenial group of […]

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Strange Attractors: Thoughts on rhythm and meter in polyrhythmic space.

(DURHAM) In his explanatory notes to Mode de valeurs et d’intensités, Olivier Messiaen highlights the fact that the notated meter of 2/4 is merely for ease of performance, thereby discouraging the performer from attempting to fit the music into any accustomed a priori metric framings. When creating music in polyrhythmic space we may find ourselves […]

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The “numbers stations”. DXing.

Evening all. I’ve just recently taken receipt of THE FINAL SHIPMENT of books, keepsakes, and bric-a-brac from back home. Having moved to Europe over seven years ago, I finally decided that it was time to get my beloved library over to this side where I can actually use it! One of the boxes contained my […]

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Adelaide Festival.

(DURHAM) I submitted a soundtrack piece from a couple of years ago, The Method, to the 2014 Adelaide Festival for inclusion in their fantastic “Sound Introversion” web radio stream. If you couldn’t make it down under for the festival, why not check out the global mix of new ambient, drone, minimal, and low-volume electronica here. […]

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Better late than never.

(SNODS EDGE) Okay, I finally made a video demo for the piece I wrote for Stichting Conlon at Gaudeamus Muziekweek two years ago. The premiere at the Speelklokmuseum in Utrecht was musically lovely, but visually…not quite, um, no. Two years to get this done! Better late than never. It’s a good piece, I think. It’s […]

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