new interviews

March 25, 2012 / 0 comments

I’m just about to start a new set of interviews with composers after a break of a couple of years. I did a set of 14 which ended up in the Ashgate book (of which two have recently appeared in German in MusikTexte), and there’s another one with Rebecca Saunders which we’re going to make…

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January 11, 2012 / 0 comments

There’s a review of the another timbre CD posted at the All About Jazz site. This is my first jazz review.

surfaces website

September 2, 2011 / 0 comments

There’s now a website that will document the project I’m doing with Simon Limbrick for hcmf// this year. The piece is called surfaces and is part of an ongoing project, on the sonic properties of materials, which investigates the way in which sounds can be elicited from simple materials. There are some pictures of the…

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August 31, 2011 / 0 comments

I’m featured in the August edition of the German music magazine MusikTexte. There’s an article about my work by Max Nyfeller based on the programme he made for Bayerischer Rundfunk last year, and a translation into German of my article Modular Music, which appeared previously in Perspectives of New Music. This is supported by an…

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various distinct spatial or temporal locations

July 6, 2011 / 0 comments

I’ve just finished a new piece which can be realised by anyone using a takeaway coffee cup and a surface. I’ve used this method of sound production in quite a few pieces, but here it is focused on a single action lasting between 40″ – 1’20”. All realisations of the piece constitute a single performance…

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June 29, 2011 / 1 comment

Simon Limbrick visited me in Bath last week to continue our work for the piece we’re making for hcmf this November. It uses surfaces as the sound sources, activated by other surfaces, objects, or manipulation. We’re experimenting with materials at the moment, having sourced a variety of papers. Simon will be performing the piece for…

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new CD released on 11 July

June 20, 2011 / 1 comment

The recording of pieces from the series divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole will be released on another timbre on 11 July. There are six pieces from the series on the disc, and there’s some more information available on the label website. I’ve also been working on a correspondence interview with…

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