October 28th Manchester: MANTIS Festival (Manchester Theatre in Sound) Premier of Sowing Seeds (2018)
November 1st Aberdeen: Sound Festival New Voices NightEscape (2018)
November 2nd Birmingham: BEASTdome: Music-Bodies_Machines Sowing Seeds (2018)
November 7th Oslo: Electric Audio Unit presents a concert of Electroacoustic Works Beyond the Lakes (2015)
November 20th Bangor: Pontio, Bangor University, Theatr Bryn Terfel
January 27th Southampton: SHIFTS Turner Sims, University of Southampton Sowing Seeds (2018)
Premier of my new work Sowing Seeds:
As a composer one of the most rewarding activities is teaching people about soundscape composition. In my workshops participants learn about the soundscape and take part in field recording and composition activities. These workshops bring a variety of people together all with an eagerness to learn something new while sharing their own creative experiences. Their own experiences of their sonic environment and connections to place offer the composer a fresh insight into a new place, such as Trafford, Manchester.
This piece is a celebration of cultural diversity, a showcase of creative ideas through the exploration of our sonic environment. The recordings gathered from these activities have been used to create a new soundscape, one in which is inspired by the creative explorations of the participants during the workshops.
I would like to thank all of the participants who attended the workshops and the staff at Seed Studios for making this happen. I would also like to thank Gemma Bass and Gary Farr for inviting me to collaborate with them on this project.
My soundscape work Beyond the Lakes was selected to be part of this project at the University of Greenwich along with other great composers.
The digital album can be downloaded here
"Our first release, Loudspeaker Music for Headphones, Volume One, features 13 electroacoustic pieces which have been replayed live through a circular eight-channel loudspeaker array.
Using a recording technique based around dummy-head microphones placed in the prime location at the centre of the array we capture the full width, depth, movement and subtle localisation in the music.
To appreciate the full spatial effect of these recordings, it's essential to listen on headphones.
Bear in mind that these recordings have a full dynamic range; quiet sections really are quiet, and loud sections really loud. Avoid turning up the volume too high!
All the composers featured on this first release have presented work at Loudspeaker Orchestra Concerts at the University of Greenwich, and participated in Sound Image conferences 2016 and 2017."
In July I attended the Sonic Arts Summer School at the Ionian University, Corfu. During this week of workshops I had the opportunity to work with Peter Batchelor (De Montfort University, Leicester), Corte Lippe (Buffalo University, New York) and Theodoros Lotis (Ionian University). I spent the week working in Max 7 building a sampler for live performance and also learning how these composers use Max to create wonderful tools for sound design (granular sampling), spatialisation and live interactive performance (using FFT for signal processing). We also spent some time working with ambisonic recordings in Reaper using ATK plugins.
This was a fantastic week spent listening, recording using ambisonics, creating sounds, problem solving, sharing creative ideas, going to concerts and performing.
I would like to thank all the staff and students at the Ionian University for organising this fantastic event and also to Peter Batchelor and Cort Lippe who shared their creative and technical expertise with us.
Performance of my new soundscape work NightEscape 2018, composed at EMS Studios Stockholm at EASTN-DC, at the University of Manchester, 27th July 6pm.
Programme details here!
Premier of my new work NightEscape composed at EMS Studios , Stockholm March 2018 at BEAST FEaSt 2018
Here I discuss my compositional process and inspiration for the piece.
I am delighted to be a featured artist for this event performing my works alongside some fantastic composers such as Jonty Harrison, Giulia Vismara, Kerry Hagan, Tullis Rennie, Manuella Blackburn, John Young, Andrew Hill, Andrew Lewis, Scott Wilson, Nikki Sheth, Annie Mahtani and Nikos Stavropoulos. Check out the full lineup here!!!
My works will be performed in the Dome Room and also in the Elgar Concert Hall. The premier of my new work composed at EMS studios Stockholm will be on Saturday 28th April at 8pm.
There will also be talks and installations. For more information go here.
Delighted to be in Stockholm working on a new multi channel soundscape work at EMS, Elecktronmusik Studion . Hoping to complete an 8-channel work using the wonderful studio facilities at EMS while exploring new spatialisation technologies that I haven't used before.
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