I’m really pleased to announce that Traces of Play just won 2nd prize in the 11th Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Music 2018. http://www.fundestellos.org/pageone.htm
I’m delighted that Traces of Play has been selected for performance at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018. I’m also really excited to be able to attend the festival and diffuse my music.
On Wednesday 28th February 2018 guest composer Dr Annie Mahtani, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), featured in a concert of multi-channel electroacoustic music at Bournemouth University. Organised by myself, and with support from the EMERGE and Creative Technology research groups, the varied programme featured works from BEAST and Bournemouth University composers.
Annie Mahtani presented and diffused three compositions (Inversions; Past Links; Aeolian) along with works by fellow BEAST composers James Carpenter (Pent-Up) and Nikki Sheth (Orford Ness). I diffused my recent multi-channel electroacoustic work Traces of Play whilst my colleague Panos Amelidis (pictured here sound-checking) diffused two compositions: Bird Train and Cracks.
Student volunteers from the BSc Music & Sound Production Technology degree at Bournemouth University provided crucial help rigging the loudspeaker system.
Thanks to all who attended and persevered despite the cold conditions!
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.
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/