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New CD Release

Resonancias CD

Papyrus has been included on a new compilation release of prize-winning works from the Destellos Competition (Argentina) 2009-2013. The CD, entitled ‘Resonancias’ has been released by CMMAS, el Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras. Many thanks to Elsa Justel at the Destellos Foundation for coordinating the release.

Capsicum Fever at Metanast, MediaCityUK


Thanks to Manoli Moriaty and the team at Metanast for programming Capsicum Fever in their recent event (26th September 2014) at MediaCityUK in Manchester. Full programme is here. Sadly I couldn’t be at the event in person, which was a shame as it looked like a great programme in a fantastic venue.

Open Data Institute Lecture Series 08/11/13


Many thanks to the Open Data Institute for hosting me as a speaker in their Friday lunchtime lecture series.  The talk I gave today was entitled ‘Open data as musical material‘. As well as presenting some brief outlines on some of my work, Kathryn Corrick and I discussed some of the creative and ethical concerns of working with data as compositional material. Incidentally, Kathryn, who is the ODI’s Training Business Manager, has an excellent personal blog where she collects information on sonification projects:

One to bookmark!


Awarded Qobuz/Abeille Music prize at CMMR


Following the performance of Capsicum Fever at the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research in Marseille, the work has been awarded the Qobuz/Abeille Music Prize (ex aequo) for the best music contribution in the conference. The prize offers free distribution on all the online music platforms piloted by Abeille Musique. In addition, my works will be promoted on the Qobuz streaming site.

Performance in Argentina 05/10/13


La Voz del Fuelle will be performed in a concert at the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, on the 5th of October. This is the final event of a 3-day conference organised by the Destellos Foundation and the Faculty of Humanities at the National University of Mar del Plata. More information.

Last Friday Listening Room @ UCSD


Capsicum Fever has been programmed in the first of a new series of concerts of fixed works at the University of California, San Diego on Friday 27th September 2013. The series is curated by Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski, and I’m delighted to be in a programme with Elizabeth Hoffman, Jane Rigler, Dave Gedosh and Erik Deluca. More information.

Capsicum Fever @ ICMSN 2013


Capsicum Fever is currently playing in the Electroacoustic Listening Room at the Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Liverpool Hope University. The conference takes place from the 12th to the 15th of September. For more information click here. 

Guest Artist at Sound Off Salon, NYC


On 12th September I’ll be presenting a mixture of live electronic improvisation and fixed media works as invited guest artist in the Sound Off Salon series, a series of sonic art performances curated by the NYC-based organisation ((audience)). Doors open at 7pm at 16 Beaver Street NYC, 4th floor.

British Library Recording Session


Today I was recording vintage audio equipment at the British Library Sound Archive Studios for a new piece. Many thanks to Nigel Bewley and his team for hosting me and for their assistance throughout the day. It was a fascinating experience to explore a wide range of audio equipment ranging from a late 19th century cylinder phonograph to a Wurlitzer juke box. Now to start editing over four hours of material…

Capsicum Fever programmed at CMMR 2013 in Marseille


Capsicum Fever has been accepted for performance at the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR). The conference takes place from 15th – 18th October 2013 in Marseille, France. and will focus on the theme of ‘Sound, Music and Motion’.