I’m really pleased that my composition ‘Reflecting Cau Cau and Parque Urbano El Bosque‘ is on the programme at Sonic Cartography: Soundscape, Simulation and Re-enactment SC2022, which is taking place at the University of Kent in the Historic Dockyard. I’m looking forward to attending.
Music at ICMC 2022, Limerick
I’m really pleased that my composition ‘Reflecting Cau Cau and Parque Urbano El Bosque‘ is on the programme at ICMC 2022, which is happening next week at University of Limerick, Ireland.
The concert is on Monday 4th July at 1430. Looking forward to it!
Lecture at ‘Composing with Technology’ Symposium, CvA, Amsterdam, 1st May
I’m delighted to have been invited to give a lecture at the Composing With Technology symposium at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of the Arts, on 1st May. A great programme with some very interesting talks and a concert.
The symposium will take place at the Amsterdam Blue Note. Looking forward to it!
New paper just published
I recently presented a paper, Variability and the spatial setting: emergent properties and sound relationships in acousmatic music, at the EMS Network conference. It was great to present this paper at the conference last month in Leicester, and it’s also great to see it now available online. In it I discuss a classic electroacoustic work, Capture éphémère, by the inspirational Bernard Parmegiani.
First concert of 2021
It was great to finally have in-person concerts resume here at Bournemouth University last Thursday. Thanks to all who attended. I diffused two of my compositions, and my friend and colleague Panos Amelidis contributed his excellent music to the programme. Looking forward to further events in 2022!
New track on Soundlapse album
I’m really please to share the news that I have a new composition, Reflecting Cau Cau and Parque Urbana El Bosque, included on the Soundlapse album, just released by German label Gruenrekorder. https://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=18999
The Soundlapse project (2019-22) is an interdisciplinary research initiative highlighting the acoustical heritage of wetlands in the south of Chile. Eight sound artists were commissioned to compose works using periodic field recordings of the “Parque Urbano El Bosque” wetland soundscapes in Valdivia. The album includes works by Aki Pasoulas, Pete Stollery, Francisco López, Alejandro Albornoz, Brona Martin, Rob Mackay and Felipe Otondo.
It was pleasure to be involved!
Paper at EMS-Network conference 10–13 November 2021
I’ll be presenting a paper at the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference 2021 next week at De Montfort University, Leicester. The paper is titled Variability and the spatial setting: emergent properties and sound relationships in acousmatic music. I’m really looking forward to hearing the other presentations and hearing some great music in concert.
Traces of Play at Futura Festival, France
Delighted to share the news that Traces of Play will appear at the Futura 21 Festival, Crest, France on 19 August 2021.
‘Fleeting Strands’ at NYCEMF 2021
My 2011 composition Fleeting Strands is on the programme at NYCEMF 2021 (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival), which starts on 15 June 2021. A great festival, and it’s all online this year. Looking forward to it!
You can also check out an extract of Fleeting Strands here.
Espaces éphémères available on Electrocd.com
My CD collection Espaces éphémères is available at https://electrocd.com/en/album/6094
There are some really positive reviews at the foot of the page and also links to some other great albums released at a similar time.
New album coming soon on empreintes DIGITALes
Xenia Pestova performs Essl’s Gold.Berg.Work in Bournemouth
Wednesday 4 March, 7pm – 8pm in South House Lecture Theatre, Arts University Bournemouth
World-renowned pianist Xenia Pestova is coming to Bournemouth to perform Karlheinz Essl‘s Gold.Berg.Work, a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for piano and electronics. Further info can be found here. It’s fantastic to finally have Xenia performing here in Bournemouth.
Admission is free – all welcome.
Concert of audio visual music at Bournemouth University 12th Feb 2020
Our first concert of 2020 takes place on Wednesday 12th February 2020. You are invited to come and experience the magic of immersive spatial sound and visual music – all welcome!
This concert is curated by Dr Andrew Knight-Hill, and features his own pieces alongside work by renowned composer Natasha Barrett, Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield, sound artist and designer Bethan Kellough, and BU PGR Antonino Chiaramonte. A feast for the eyes and ears!
Venue: Screening Room PG217, Poole Gateway Building, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB
Date/Time: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7pm
Admission is free but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-sonic-arts-concert-of-visual-music-at-bournemouth-university-tickets-92696191805
All events is organised by members of EMERGE, Creative Technology and University Music.
Please share with anyone you feel may be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there!
‘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.
‘Traces of Play’ at Sonorities 2020
I’m delighted to announce that ‘Traces of Play’ is programmed at Sonorities Festival Belfast 2020, 22-25 April 2020.
Music at Convergence Festival 2019
I’ll be diffusing my composition ‘Traces of Play’ on Thursday 12th September at the Convergence International Conference/Festival of Music, Technology & Ideas. The theme of the conference is ‘Complexity & Simplicity’, with a keynote speech from computer music legend Curtis Roads. The programme looks to be really varied and high quality, so I’m honoured to have been selected.
‘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.