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.
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.
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.
I’m delighted to announce that ‘Traces of Play’ is programmed at Sonorities Festival Belfast 2020, 22-25 April 2020.
My installation ‘Tipping Points’ is appearing at the Tipping Point event at the Literary & Scientific Institute, Bridport, on Saturday 6th July 2019.
Literary & Scientific 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.
FREE tickets for Talk and Concert available from:eventbrite.com
I’m currently in Montpellier at KLANG! 2019. It’s an amazing festival taking place at l’Opéra Comédie (salle Molière), in a beautiful city, and with great music.
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.
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.
I’m really excited to be working on the Museum of Ecoacoustic Phenomena at BEAF 2019 with Adrian Newton, Marcus Leadley and David Rogers. I’m developing the installation at this very moment!! Looking forward to setting it up – it will be at BNSS on 4th and 5th May. See flyer below.