Activating Memory performance and in the news

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Activating Memory performance and in the news

So, my performance piece with Prof. Eduardo Miranda finally premiered last weekend at the Peninsula Arts Festival in Plymouth. Sitting at the back of the stage and watching four people control a string quartet with their brainwaves was a pretty special feeling. Thankfully, all the technology worked seamlessly with all the users fully able to […]

Activating Memory – First Rehearsal

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Activating Memory – First Rehearsal

Update: The finished documentary on Activating Memory. So for the last few months I have been plugging away at building Activating Memory, a new piece by me and my supervisor, Eduardo Miranda. The piece is for a string quartet and four brainwave subjects who select the score for the musicians in real time. It uses […]

Flex at CMMR 2013

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Flex at CMMR 2013

So the other week I spent a few days in Marseille for the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Sound, Music and Motion. I didn’t get to stay for the whole thing, but I got to soak up some of the sights in Marseille and attend two of the concerts which ran […]

Flex – The movie

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Flex – The movie

During the warm summer months Nathan Gregg popped over and knocked up a short video about my work, focusing on my newest  performance piece, Flex. As a result Nathan cooked up this lovely looking video of me waffling and staring in my shed. I wanted a short video that make what I do accessible without […]

New Brains, New Web

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
New Brains, New Web

So, this is a new website (it’s almost there) and blog to co-inside with my  PhD research, and other fun projects (new iPad app coming soon). I’m leaving my Course Leader post in Brighton, which has been really fun, and I’ll be focusing on my Brain-Computer Music Interfacing (BCMI) research and doing some more freelance […]

What’s the difference between practice-based and practice-led research?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
What’s the difference between practice-based and practice-led research?

» differences between practice-based and practice-led research Creativity & Cognition Studios Interesting article on the differences between practice-based and practice-led research

Graduation Day!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Graduation Day!

Graduation day with some of my BA students. I’d de-robed by this point (too clammy), but it was a great day. Proud of them all and I’m sure they’ll carry on doing great things. End of an era.  

View from the Shard

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
View from the Shard

View from the top of the Shard. Kind of mirrors the effect of the G&T’s we sneaked in.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

tumblr_moc077rd3h1qb86hr Model Boat – Sloppy 7’s From the archive… I stumbled across this today.  This is the only recording of the last proper (and my favourite) Model Boat song. Recorded in a damp practice room all the way back in summer 2011 it invariably became much faster when we started doing it live. Sloppy as […]

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s a screen shot of a bit of my upcoming piece, Flex, which I’ll be performing next month at Sight, Sound, Space & Play, in Leicester. It’s a musical game using a Brain-Computer Interface as the controller for the sound. The system selects elements of sound and assigns controls in a quasi random fashion for […]