'Tipping Points' at the Horniman Museum, Being Human Festival 2019

My sound installation ‘Tipping Points’ recently featured at the Sounds from the Gardens event at the Horniman Museum on 16–17 November 2019, which was part if the Being Human Festival.

On this occasion I installed a developed version of the sound installation from that showing at BEAF in May 2019. This new version featured new bird-call audio and field recordings made in and around the Horniman Museum, in addition to the Dorset ecosystem recordings. The interactions were refined and re-programmed, allowing visitors to both excite and severely constrain the growth of the ‘bird population’.

It was a fantastic event, and considerable thanks go to Marcus Leadley at Goldsmiths for his exceptional organisation and loan of loudspeakers.

View from the 1st floor of the Natural History Gallery
Speaker-eye view!

The surface-level Max patch

‘Traces of Play’ wins 2nd prize at Klang! 2019, Montpellier, France

I’m delighted to announce that Traces of Play was awarded 2nd prize in the Klang! International Electroacoustic Composition Competition 2019. This is the 7th year of the Klang! competition and it has rapidly become established as one of the most significant prizes in the field.

It is a huge honour to receive this prize amid a highly esteemed group of finalists. Congratulations to all the selected composers.

‘Tipping Points’ at Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute 6 July

My installation ‘Tipping Points’ is appearing at the Tipping Point event at the Literary & Scientific Institute, Bridport, on Saturday 6th July 2019.

LiteraryScientific Institute

51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX – United Kingdom 

1pm – 6pm Saturday 6thJuly 2019

The event will include sound art installations, a talk ‘The Science and Practice of Ecoacoustics’ and ‘Live’ and pre-recorded sound works from a number of invited sound artists.

More details.

FREE tickets for Talk and Concert available from:eventbrite.com

Tipping Points at BEAF 2019

My new sound installation Tipping Points recently appeared in the Museum of Ecoacoustic Phenomena event as part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe 2019.

Tipping Points is a sound installation that emulates the stable and chaotic behaviours of environmental ecosystems.  It features sounds from field recordings made in Dorset, which are manipulated by the computer to mirror the ways in which ecosystem population densities vary, increasing and decreasing in both predictable and erratic ways.

A collection of creative people including Adrian Newton, Marcus Leadley, David Rogers and Laura Reid also performed or presented work over the weekend, which took place at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society on the 4th and 5th May.

Another Museum of Ecoacoustic Phenomena event will take place in Bridport, Dorest in July 2019. More detailas to follow.

Music at BEAST FEaST 2019

It was an honour to have Traces of Play included in the recent BEAST FEaST Festival at University of Birmingham. The concert programme featured many amazing composers, so it was a real privilege to appear alongside them.

Loudspeaker rig and atmospheric smoke at BEAST FEaST 2019