Research.

Research interests:
• Exploring generalizations between artistic, scientific, and cultural concepts.
• Audio-textual environments which facilitate pareidolic experience.


Grants and awards:
• Research grant from the Conlon Foundation (€6,000) to develop work for the Yamaha Disklavier Plus. Resulting work was presented at Gaudeamus Music Week and November Music Festival (NL), as well as other Dutch venues in Autumn 2011.


• Grant from the Nederlands Fonds Podiumkunsten (€9,000) to explore music for computers and harpsichord. Work was presented in multiple venues in the Netherlands and Austria as part of the POW Ensemble’s (NL) ‘Strings Attached’ concert tour (2012-13).


• Recipient of the Durham Doctoral Studentship (£44,000 over the period 2012-15), covering costs of doctoral study and maintenance at Durham University (UK).


• Durham University Seedcorn Research Grant (Phase 1, 2013: £12,320). Collaboration with project leads Richard Rijnvos and Eric Egan to develop and establish Ensemble 7Bridges, Durham University’s ensemble-in-residence.


• Durham University Seedcorn Research Grant (Phase 2, 2014: £12,200). Collaboration with project leads Richard Rijnvos and Eric Egan to develop and establish Ensemble 7Bridges, Durham University’s ensemble-in-residence. Phase 2 of the project extended the focus on educational outreach, delivering a high-impact series of multi-day composition and improvisation workshops to underserved schools in County Durham.


• AHRC Cultural Engagement Postdoctoral Fellowship (Early 2016: £14,000). Short-term fellowship to establish Creative Coding in North East Schools, my new initiative to provide extended in-school workshops in Sonic Pi to secondary music pupils in North East England.


Papers & Music Publications:
(2016) “Charting the alien landscapes of pareidolic audio-textual environments”. Delivered at SEAMUS 2016: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA, USA.

(2015) “Locating the melodic within pre-compositional frameworks” (forthcoming). Proceedings of the 15th International Music Theory Conference: Vilnius, Lithuania. Lithuanian Composers Union/Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

(2015) Multi-temporality and pitch permutations: creating networks of time and tone as raw material for composition. PhD thesis. Durham University, United Kingdom.

(2012-2015) Perfect Information, for orchestra. Hitori International Press.
(2012-2015) Orbit/Aphelion, for string quartet. Hitori International Press.
(2014) Imperfect Information, for five players. Hitori International Press.
(2014) Makura Sadamemu, for bass flute, bass clarinet, and electronics. Hitori International Press.
(2013) Border Sea, for flute, viola, and piano. Hitori International Press.
(2013) Sea of Waves, for oboe, bass clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano. Hitori International Press.
(2012) The Method, for 6-channel sound diffusion. Hitori International Press.
(2012) Sea of Islands, for cello solo. Hitori International Press.
(2012, rev.2013) Eastern Sea, for flute, cor anglais, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, and piano. Hitori International Press.
(2011) YAMAHA/ENIGMA, for disklavier and electronics. Hitori International Press.
(2011) Quartet for Daniel, for clarinet quartet. Hitori International Press.
(2009) Rivers of Europe, for piano and soundtrack. Hitori International Press.
(2009) Asamidori I, for SSAT choir. Hitori International Press.