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…

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…

Laced Words at Almanac Festival

I collaborated with artist Arabel Rosillo de Blas to create the video projection and sound piece  Laced Words. It was premiered on Friday 22nd February, for the opening night of Bedford Creative Arts Almanac Festival. This piece was a development of Arabel’s temporary public artwork Lace in Place – a beautiful artwork that laced all…

Missing People at The Parlour Showroom

Last Wednesday I had the wonderful opportunity to show Missing People projected onto a shop front window as part of the Parlour Showrooms Wednesday Windows lightbox series. It was a great space – a large shop window at the bottom of Park Street with plenty of people passing by early evening. Here are a few…

Piano Migrations at Lab30, Augsburg

In October, myself and Matthew Olden were both invited to Lab30 festival in Augsburg to make 2 live performances of Piano Migrations. The piece was also shown as an installation for one day. This performance and installation is consists of a recycled upright piano transformed it into an audio-visual instrument – where videos of birds…

Piano Migrations at Sonic-a festival, Glasgow

Last week I drove my installation Piano Migrations (the original version!) to Glasgow for the Launch of Sonic-a Festival 2012 – check out the programme here, it’s going to be amazing. Here are some wonderful photos taken on the opening night by Zeno Watson… I’ll be back up in Glasgow to perform Palimpsest with Daniel…

Norberg Festival 2012

Back from ANOTHER great great time at Norberg Festival, and a pleasure to be with old good friends form EMS and Fylkingen, and meet new lovely people too. I went with Sabine Vogel to perform as our audio-visual duo ORNIS – where we premiered our new set up where Sabine performs with flutes, electronics and…

One Thousand Birds at The College Project

I have a workshop space at The College Project, independent project by  ArtSpaceLifeSpace, an artist led initiative that recycles vacant, under-used and problem properties into thriving active creative resources.  It is a vibrant, creative community learning space for people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. In June The College was part of the Bristol Bienniel.…

Almost Cinema – article

French Media Art Critic Dominique Moulon has written an article about Almost Cinema, where I exhibited the installations Piano Migrations and Dancing Cranes (created with Maja Ratkje) in October last year. Dominique has written a section on Piano Migrations. I enjoyed his observations – “Randomness is one of the essential elements of the music that…

Piccard in Space

I created visuals for Will Gregory’s debut Opera “Piccard in Space” premiered at the Ether Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre on April 30th / May 1st, 2011. Will Gregory’s debut opera is a classic adventure about the brilliant physicist, Auguste Piccard. On a mission to prove Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, he takes to…

Active Crossover, Arnolfini

I was invited to perform at Simon Whetham‘s Active Crossover event at the Arnolfini, Bristol on December 8th 2011. Active Crossover is an installation Simon create a few years ago which he has been touring extensively around the UK. Alongside the installation, Simon curates a series of live events with artists local to the area…

Swedish Energies in New York

Just back from New York, performing a collaborative piece with Daniel Skoglund at the Issue Project Room, Brooklyn as part of the Swedish Energies festival. We made a special New York edition of our piece Palimpsest using sounds and images gathered during our stay. Daniel played his amazing ‘desktop’ graphite sequencers – making sounds from…