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Anvil & Stirrup Performances

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Soundkitchen Text May 2013 edit

I’ll be performing with Antti Saario as Anvil & Stirrup at two events next week. We’ve been working on a new set that uses field recordings and found sounds, live processing and a gestural interface using live audio to trigger samples in a max patch.

On 23 May we’ll be playing at SOUNDkitchen at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham. It’s a great line up with Robert Curgenven and João Castro Pinto also on the bill. The gig starts at 8pm and there’s more info and a ticket link on the SOUNDkitchen event page.

The following evening we are excited to be playing at Resound, part of the Site 13 Festival run by Stroud Valley Arts. The gig is at 7pm at Goods Shed in Stroud and we’re sharing the bill with Robert Curgenven again and Matt Davis.

There’s more info on the Stroud Valley Arts website.

Broadcast To A Forest

Monday, September 24th, 2012

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A 30 min recording of a live set by Anvil & Stirrup (my collaboration with Antti Sakari Saario) will be broadcast to the Galloway forest on 6th October as part of The Dark – Outside FM.

Curated by sound artist Frenchbloke, the broadcast will run from 12 noon – 12pm on 87.7 FM but will only be heard along the valley in front of Murray’s Monument on the A712, Galloway, SW Scotland. More info along with a list of contributors on the project website here.

Audiograft Jukebox

Thursday, February 17th, 2011


Anvil & Stirrup’s ThousandUnfold has been selected for inclusion in an online jukebox as part of the Audiograft festival of sound art and contemporary music in Oxford this week.

SOUNDkitchen – Opening Banquet

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

SOUNDkitchen launches their first series of concerts with the Opening Banquet at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham on 17th February 2011. Here is the flyer with info on all the gigs. More info, artist bios, audio etc on the website.




Sunday, January 16th, 2011


I’ve recently joined SOUNDkitchen. We are a collective of composers and sound artists with backgrounds in electroacoustic and experimental music. The organisation is the brainchild of Annie Mahtani, ex BEAST,  and is dedicated to promoting the work of composers and sound artists working in the field of sound.

We’re kicking off  with a pilot series of gigs at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham and one at mac (Midlands Arts Centre) over the coming months. We’ve been busy putting together a programme of emerging and more established electronic music acts from Birmingham and beyond, mixing up current and ex BEAST composers with the likes of modulate, Nic Bullen and Simon Whetham.

I’ll be performing a live laptop set with Antti Saario as Anvil & Stirrup in the April gig and contributing to a new, collaborative composition for the gig at mac in March.

More details at

ThousandUnfold – SoundLAB VII

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Anvil & Stirrup’s ThousandUnfold has been selected for inclusion in SoundLAB VII part of the NMF – New Media Festival 2010, Cologne.


ThousandUnfold premiere at Noise Floor 2010

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Anvil & Stirrup’s first track ThousandUnfold premiered at Noise Floor 2010 festival on Sunday 17.01.10 at Staffordshire University, Stafford, UK.

Anvil & Stirrup ‘ThousandUnfold’

Monday, January 11th, 2010

A few months ago I began working on a new project with fellow composer Antti Saario. Working under the moniker Anvil & Stirrup we have produced our first track entitled ThousandUnfold.

Anvil & Stirrup – Thousand Unfold

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