By Measure.

(DURHAM) My good friend Billie Howard has a lot of irons in the fire. She’s certainly one of the most creatively diverse musicians that I know. In addition to her various music projects (NbN Trio, The Paver, Girl Group, among many others) she does a fantastic blog which explores the spaces in which musicians live […]

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On the physical sensation of time.

I’m remembering late September/early October of 2011 when I played a speaking role for the première of my friend Hashimoto Tomohisa’s opera The Butterfly Dream at the conservatorium in Den Haag. In one of the scenes, a duet with my character’s female paramour, we had alternating sections of text which were coordinated within 16-bar musical […]

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Concert update. Immigration.

(SNODS EDGE) Here is the poster I made for the upcoming Ensemble 7Bridges debut concerts in Huddersfield and at The Sage, Gateshead. Just twelve days to go! If you’re in the northeast of England around the 18th and 19th of May, why not treat yourself to seriously good new-music juiciness? Take a gander at this: […]

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Baccarat.

(SNODS EDGE) Just trying a code-block plugin. Here is a game of baccarat I made in SuperCollider, just for fun: // a little game of baccarat ‘chemin de fer’ : ( ~suits = [“H”, “D”, “C”, “S”]; ~cards = [“A”, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, “T”, “J”, “Q”, “K”]; d = IdentityDictionary(know: […]

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Winter woodshedding.

(SNODS EDGE) Sitting in the Punch Bowl. This is our cozy local, nestled in the village of Edmundbyers (about three miles from our place), perched on the edge of the Pennines. It’s been a strange couple of weeks. With the snow storm that stretched across Britain and across the North Sea to Holland, we were […]

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Boggy Laws.

(SNODS EDGE) Just returned from a walk up around Ingram, Northumberland, just off the A697 south of Wooler. The area is beautiful and feels quite remote (at least as “remote” as one can get in the lower-to-middle portions of this island), and is notable for the scattered remains of hilltop settlements that date back some […]

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