I recently curated and organised a concert of music for cello and electronics at Bournemouth University, supported by the Creative Technology and EMERGE research groups. Taking place on Wednesday 1st November 2017 in the Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus, the evening featured music and performances from Laura Reid & Tom Davis, Alice Eldridge & Chris Kiefer, and Thomas Gardner .
The programme included The Feral Cello performance system developed by Tom Davis (Creative Technology; EMERGE), for which composer/cellist Laura Reid has created a new work, Gemmeleg (2017). Tom’s system incorporates machine listening and actuated feedback to alter the response of an acoustic cello in real time during a performance.
Thomas Gardner (London College of Communication) performed his work Lipsync (2006), for cellist, lips, and 6 channel live electronics. His composition explores various levels of synchronisation between action and speech, poetic idea and sonic image, acousmatic sound and live instrumental performance.
Finally, Alice Eldridge and Chris Kiefer (University of Sussex) performed with modified cellos featuring transducers, sensors, loudspeakers and electronic controllers mounted onto and into the bodies of their instruments. Audience members had the opportunity to get close to the modified cellos after the concert and talk with all the composers and performers.
I recently presented my stereo work Fleeting Strands at the Sound + Environment 2017 conference at the University of Hull. It was a fantastic conference with lots of inspiring talks, concerts and installations. Thanks to Rob MacKay and all the team at for making it such an enjoyable experience!
I’m really pleased that my work Fleeting Strands is on the programme at Sound + Environment in Hull this weekend (Saturday 1st July). Really looking forward to it!
On 2nd June 2017 I premiered my new composition Traces of Play at Klang! Électroacoustique 2017 in Montpellier, France. I felt privileged to be included on a programme featuring so many respected composers. Thanks to Julien Guillamat and all at Maison des Arts Sonores for staging such a great festival.
It was a pleasure to attend and diffuse ‘Fleeting Strands’ at BEAST FEaST last Saturday. A great programme and a very thought provoking keynote speech from Simon Emmerson.
My work ‘Fleeting Strands’ is on the concert programme at BEAST FEaSt 2017 on Saturday 29th April. I’m really excited to be part of the festival. More info here: http://www.beast.bham.ac.uk/
I recently collaborated with fellow composer and colleague Panos Amelides to curate and produce the first loudspeaker orchestra concert at Bournemouth University, UK, including works by myself and Panos, and featuring guest composer Antonino Chiaramonte http://www.antoninochiaramonte.eu/.
I was very pleased to be included in the Sound Image 2016 programme, Greenwich University on 12th November 2016. A fantastic programme of talks and concerts. Thanks to Andrew Hill and his colleagues for making the weekend interesting and very enjoyable.
I’m currently a composer in residence at Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm. I’ve been working on a new composition and have particularly appreciated using the INO monitor system in Studio 3. Amazing sound. Thanks to all the staff here (Henrik, Mats, Joel, Gabrielle, Ylva, Pär and Mats) for making it an excellent, productive and enjoyable week.