"JSS19 takes you on a sonic journey through Latin America with stops in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and many other countries. Topics include, among others, the musical sounds of street vendors, the sounds of street protests, several sound art and compositional projects, natural versus human soundscapes, radio art, calls for listening and silence, sounding the political, and sonification. Please enjoy these sonic encounters with this fascinating continent."
The journal is available online here!
Experience one of the best electroacoustic festivals from the comfort of your home.
Virtual concerts available here
Delighted to say that my piece Frogland (2019) will be performed in tonights concert at 8pm
Delighted to be part of this Arts Council Funded project 'Reimagining the Nyckelharpa' led by composer and performer, Robert Bentall. I have been commissioned to write a new piece for Nyckelharpa and electronics which will feature Robert Bentall on the Nyckelharpa. This is the first time I have written for electronics with live performance. I even made a score!! A concert of newly commissioned works by myself, Robert Bentall, Tom Owen, Laura Bowler and Ben Gaunt will tour the UK. See dates below. Hope to see you there!!!!!
Manchester: 24th March, 7pm, International Anthony Burgess Foundation - Tickets
Leeds: 31st March, 7pm, Hide Park Book Club - Tickets
Birmingham: 9th April, 7.30pm, Midlands Art Centre - Tickets
Sheffield: 21st April, 7:30pm, Dina Venue - Tickets
Presentation at PEEP (Pratiques de l'écoute, écoute des pratiques) (Listening Practices, Listening to Practices) Facebook Event
The theme of the seminar is, Composer avec le son a distance, Composing with remote sound
I will be presenting alongside my fellow resident at Locus Sonus, Ananda A.L. Costa who will discuss her research on cultural remoteness.
"In colonial times, opera productions perpetuated many cultural misunderstandings, with abysmal cases of misrepresentation of indigenous peoples. Beyond geographic remoteness, partly overcome by technology and tourism, cultural remoteness is still a topic of debate in art creation, where the perceptions of remoteness, marginality and inferiority are still dangerously connected. Assuming remoteness as a matter of hierarchy between the center – where Western culture is established – and margin – where for example Amerindian cultures have been historically kept – listening to the remote can be a powerful act of inverting poles and creating proximity, but can we really reach the margin by the center? Do we overcome or embrace our mutual incomprehensibility through listening? This lecture aims to address these questions, bringing examples from opera, Brazilian art movements and personal experience."
I will be discussing some recent community engagement projects:
The area of Soundscape Studies is an exciting inter-disciplinary research area which affords collaborations between artists, researchers, scientists and the community. Researchers within the field have successfully promoted this research area outside of academia getting communities involved in sound walking, field recording, sound mapping and sound heritage projects.
Soundwalking is a very useful first step for many who choose to embark on a journey within soundscape studies. It is also a way of opening this subject up to new audiences and it is a useful tool when working with members of the community who have never thought about sound within their own environment.
Community engagement projects are also an extremely useful research tool for composers and researchers. During these activities we can learn a lot about specific sonic environments and what they mean to the community. We can learn about how soundscapes have changed over time due to economic and social developments and also how people think about domestic soundscapes. We can also re-imagine past soundscapes through sound.
This presentation discusses two recent collaborative community engagement projects. I will discuss the various techniques and skills that participants learned and how they had the opportunity to improvise, create, perform and discuss their local and domestic soundscapes.
Article about the links of Hearing loss and Dementia in the New York Times. Protect your ears!!!!
ISSTA - Irish Sound, Science Technology Association Annual Conference and Festival
October 31st/November 1st 2019, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland. My recent work NightEscape will be performed.
More information can be found at issta.ie/ . Early Bird registration available now!
If any of my international colleagues fancy a trip to Ireland this is a fantastic opportunity for a work-holiday in one of Ireland's lovely cities and you will get to meet the wonderful Irish Music Technology community.
Keynote Lecture/Performance by Robert Henke
Keynote Workshop/Performance by Ellen King (Gash Collective)
Looking forward to returning to EMS, Stockholm to work in their wonderful studios. Projects for the week include spatialising my new piece Frogland in 8-channel (originally written for the Ocean 24 loudspeaker system at L-ISA Studios, Highgate, London), composing a new work and recording some sounds from the Buchla 200 Modular System for a new live work.
Experimental Music, events and soundscape studies