Aeolian at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

AEOLIAN, a collaboration with composer Maja Ratkje was premiered on the opening night of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. We transformed Bates Mill photographic studio into a world of air-based instruments to be performed live by accordion soloist Andreas Borregaard and the Red Note Ensemble. The audience were appreciative and seemed to enjoy the playful nature…

Wolf Tones

WOLF TONES is an idea for a a sculptural sound installation and live performance I aim to realise in the future. Wolf Tones is inspired by the sonic phenomenon that occurs in cellos when a note is played that matches the resonant frequency of the wooden body of the instrument. This induces a fluctuating, pulsing sonic interference which fights with itself by both…

Sonatas, Pianos, Machines & Interludes

“An intensely watchable show” The WIRE Curated by leading contemporary pianist, Sarah Nicolls, Sonatas, Pianos, Machines and Interludes is a night of machine-like pianos and piano-like machines, building on the legacy of extended technique and Cage’s experiments into prepared piano.  Each idiosyncratic instrument, encompassing the hybrid, the automated and the inside out, has been lovingly developed…

Twittering Machines at TÖNE Festival

June 2014 – I’ve just returned from a wonderful experience at TöNE Festival in Chatham Kent. A festival of sound and light curated by Claudia Molitor and Julie Louise Bacon and I was privileged to be showing work amongst many great artists. I created a series of works called ‘Twittering Machines’.  The Gun wharf at Chatham…

Sounding The River

Sounding The River explored the hidden beauty of Birmingham’s urban River Rea. This nocturnal exploration of nature reflected through art was the final celebration of mac Birmingham’s 50th year in 2012. Curated by artist Jony Easterby, I was part of a wonderful team of artists including Jony Easterby, Mark Anderson, Anna Lucas, Ulf Mark Pedersen and Red Earth Environmental Arts Group. I created…

If Wet…

I’m part of the rather wonderful compilation of tracks put together to raise funds for the next season of If Wet – a brilliant ‘show and tell’ in a village hall in Worcestershire organised by Sam Underwood and David Morton… well worth supporting, check out the documentation of season one and make sure you try…

Birds Insects and Sound Machines

At the end of our residency at Villa Waldberta in Bavaria, myself and Matthew Olden put on an audio-visual concert on July 26th 2013 as part of the Signalraum programme at the Einstein Kultur, Munich curated by Horst Konietzny. During the residency we made connections with some very talented local artists and musicians, which lead to…

Music Box Migration : 2008

Music Box Migrations explores the idea of using a picture as a musical score. Images of birds, bird migration patterns and maps are printed directly onto strips of card. Holes are punched according to chosen points on the images or map. These holes trigger notes when the score is wound through a music box –…

Audible Forces : 2013

As part of the outdoor group show Audible Forces, produced by Oxford Contemporary Music, I created the artwork Sonic Reed Beds and a new online interactive soundmap. All the pieces in Audible Forces make sound in response to the wind. I had the privilege to be amongst a really amazing group of artists: Max Eastley,…

Vocal Migrations : 2012

… Close your eyes and find your way …Use the sound of your voice to locate yourself… Vocal Migrations has connections with my interest in synaesthesia, combining sound and visuals, and how I’m drawn to looking at nature, and animal behaviour for inspiration. I have a fascination with how bats can use sound to see,…

Lithuanian Piano Migrations

It was with great pleasure that I took up the opportunity to show Piano Migrations in Vilnius, Lithuania. The location has personal relevance because the piece grew from an exploration into my family history. My great-grandparents migrated from Klaipeda, Lithuania to Wigan, UK in 1901. My grandmother went on to work in a music shop…

Vocal Migrations at Almanac Festival

I tried out a participatory installation version of Vocal Migrations at Bedford Creative Arts Almanac festival. Vocal Migrations is a project inspired by how bats use sound to navigate by Echo Location. I have been working with technologists Matthew Olden and Tarim on making a self contained mobile audio device that can be used to…