Project Description

PERFORMANCE

For several years I have been developing a live performance practice that centres around a laptop and the live manipulation and mixing of field recordings and other found sounds. Initially I created DJ style mixes of electroacoustic music and electronica but then quickly progressed to creating original music using my own material and processes. I have been interested in devising methods to take my approach to studio composition into a live environment and this includes the live spatialisation of my performance over multiple loudspeakers. My principal performance software is Ableton Live however I also use a custom MAX MSP patch which can be controlled by an ipad, mouse or live input from e.g. a contact microphone. More recently I have begun to use ambisonic tools for spatialisation that are hosted in Reaper. I have performed solo and in collaboration with Antti Saario as Anvil & Stirrup and as a member of the SOUNDkitchen collective; most recently as a duo with Annie Mahtani. I was also a member of BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) from 2011-2012.

I have self released recordings of solo performances on Bandcamp. A recording of a SOUNDkitchen performance with Annie Mahtani entitled Ilha Verde.1 is also available on Bandcamp in various multichannel formats. All releases are listed on my Discography page.

Performances at concerts and festivals including: SOUNDkitchen, Birmingham, UK; Electric Spring, University of Huddersfield, UK; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK; Klang! Electroacoustique, Montpellier, France; Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK; Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield, UK; Site 13 Festival, Stroud, UK; BEAST, University of Birmingham, UK; Audiograft Festival, Oxford, UK; Anorg Festival, Zurich, Switzerland.

For several years I have been developing a live performance practice that centres around a laptop and the live manipulation and mixing of field recordings and other found sounds. Initially I created DJ style mixes of electroacoustic music and electronica but then quickly progressed to creating original music using my own material and processes. I have been interested in devising methods to take my approach to studio composition into a live environment and this includes the live spatialisation of my performance over multiple loudspeakers. My principal performance software is Ableton Live however I also use a custom MAX MSP patch which can be controlled by an ipad, mouse or live input from e.g. a contact microphone. More recently I have begun to use ambisonic tools for spatialisation that are hosted in Reaper. I have performed solo and in collaboration with Antti Saario as Anvil & Stirrup and as a member of the SOUNDkitchen collective; most recently as a duo with Annie Mahtani. I was also a member of BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) from 2011-2012.

I have self released recordings of solo performances on Bandcamp. A recording of a SOUNDkitchen performance with Annie Mahtani entitled Ilha Verde.1 is also available on Bandcamp in various multichannel formats. All releases are listed on my Discography page.

Performances at concerts and festivals including: SOUNDkitchen, Birmingham, UK; Electric Spring, University of Huddersfield, UK; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK; Klang! Electroacoustique, Montpellier, France; Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK; Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield, UK; Site 13 Festival, Stroud, UK; BEAST, University of Birmingham, UK; Audiograft Festival, Oxford, UK; Anorg Festival, Zurich, Switzerland.

SOUNDkitchen – Ilha Verde.1

This performance features field recordings collected during a visit to São Miguel island in the Azores. More info on the discography page.

Live at SOUNDkitchen

A recording of a live laptop performance on World Listening Day 2013 at SOUNDkitchen, Birmingham, UK. More info on the discography page.

Live at Noise Floor

This is a recording of a live laptop performance I gave on 3rd May 2102 at the NoiseFloor festival in Stafford, UK as part of the SOUNDkitchen collective. More info on the discography page.

Live at Supersonic

Recording of a live laptop performance I gave at SOUNDkitchen’s Cinema For The Ears on 23rd October 2011. The event was part of the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. More info on the discography page.

SOUNDkitchen – Ilha Verde.1

This performance features field recordings collected during a visit to São Miguel island in the Azores. More info on the discography page.

Live at SOUNDkitchen

A recording of a live laptop performance on World Listening Day 2013 at SOUNDkitchen, Birmingham, UK. More info on the discography page.

Live at Noise Floor

This is a recording of a live laptop performance I gave on 3rd May 2102 at the NoiseFloor festival in Stafford, UK as part of the SOUNDkitchen collective. More info on the discography page.

Live at Supersonic

Recording of a live laptop performance I gave at SOUNDkitchen’s Cinema For The Ears on 23rd October 2011. The event was part of the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. More info on the discography page.