Thanks to Anti-Type Films for this interview about how I got into the wonderful sphere of (electronic) music, why I do it, teaching electronic music and my work with electronic music charity, Delia Derbyshire Day.

Check out the Deliaphonic youtube channel for more interviews and their 57 minute film about their Deliaphonic initiative with Delia Derbyshire Day also featured!

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After an amazing week working with teenage lasses in the North East (see previous post: Making Waves Hexagon Experiment electronic music summer school as part of Great Exhibition North), I now return to Newcastle for another marvellous opportunity as composer/sound designer for a new dance theatre production by Company of Others.

Company of Others

We are developing the show this week which explores testimonies by women based in the North of England about endings. These often silenced stories will then be honoured and amplified through dance with sound design/music by yours truly. The show will tour in Spring 2019.

If you would like to share and contribute a story, this would be most welcome. Please visit A Company of Others website for more info.

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Making Waves – a summer school project at Sage Gateshead as part of Great Exhibition of the North

July 27, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be returning to my musical nest, Newcastle-upon-Tyne this summer to work with fellow Manchester based artists and audio nerds Afrodeutsche, Mandy Wigby and Vicky Clarke.
We’ll be working with a group of young lasses making electronic music and soundscapes using our varied tools and techniques. We will then perform a “something” on [...]

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Lawr I’r Mor/Down to the Sea – electronic music for dance in Cearnarfon

June 15, 2018 audio/visual

Welcome to the online listening version of “Lawr I’r Mor/DownToTheSea” – A dance and music performance commissioned as part of Castell 03 Arts Festival in Caernarfon, North Wales in June 2018.

This is not the performance version (the performance version has a minute of silence at one point in the journey).
This electronic music and sound design [...]

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Lawr I’r Mor/Down to the Sea – new music for dance at Caernarfon Castle

June 4, 2018 collaborations

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I am very excited and grateful for another wonderful creative opportunity – a sound/music commission collaborating with dancer Rosalind Holgate-Smith to take place at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.
‘Lawr i’r Mor/Down to the Sea’ is an intimate and dreamlike promenade performance that transports audiences from [...]

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Next live performance – Bridgewater Hall A little Bite Music

April 23, 2018 live shows

I’m rather excited that my next live performance will be at the mighty Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK. It’s always a joy when they let me into such places with my wayward brand of electronic music.
As part of their “A Little Bite Music” lunchtime concert series, I will play on Friday 18 May, 12.45pm-1.30pm.
I will [...]

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New electronic music for contemporary dance – Dreamers

April 4, 2018 collaborations

It’s nice to still have firsts. And this is the first time I have worked with dancers and choreographers. Making music for contemporary dance students at Manchester College as they respond to the “Dreamers” sculpture by Elisa Artesero with choreographer Belinda Grantham and theatre director Graham Hicks. In an almost 20 minute piece, the dancers [...]

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Ableton Push electronic music Initiative in secondary schools is go

February 22, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be getting started with a pilot initiative I have developed with One Education Music.
We are doing a live music performance project using Ableton Live software and their Push controller in a few secondary schools in Manchester. The project gives inspirational and aspirational opportunities to young people, focusing on live performance and [...]

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A short film about electronic music composer Delia Derbyshire – by kids!

January 11, 2018 Delia Derbyshire Day

I wanted to share this wonderful film made by schoolchildren in Manchester. In my capacity with electronic music heritage charity Delia Derbyshire Day, we helped the children be the first to tell the world about the late great electronic music composer who they were inspired by. In a project supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, [...]

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Sharing new work: a sonic response to Hayling Island

December 12, 2017 Uncategorized

To close an action packed and creatively rich 2017, I want to share with you a new piece: Nissology
(which means the study of islands on their own terms).

Commissioned by writer Michelle Green and supported by Arts Council England, this experimental electronic music piece forms part of phase one of “Hayling Stories” – a short story/digital [...]

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