routine and keeping going
I'm reading Mason Currey's excellent Daily Rituals: How Artists Work at the moment, and have just changed my daily routine as a result. The book is endlessly fascinating, examining the range of …
stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before
The video we made of Paul Whitty's stop me if you think that you've heard this one before is now available on the audiograft website after its screening tonight (video is also …
The Assembled do things apart
I'm very excited to be joining The Assembled on Monday 15 March for their streaming performance which includes my piece from last year, people do things apart. The performance is on Zoom …
design
Yesterday we started a new topic in our postgrad composition seminar at Bath Spa, focusing on design. This has started me thinking about some aspects of my working methods and practice more …
open scores lab online
After sorting out my website, I've also finally made an update to the Open Scores Lab pages to reflect what's going on at the moment with the group. We've had a slight …
two things online.
I'm dropping in on a performance by The Assembled from York on Monday 22 March as part of their streamed performance. As well as pieces by Pauline Oliveros and Morton Feldman, they …
I changed my website.
I just made a big theme change to my site, which took a little longer than anticipated. I nearly switched over to Squarespace, but in the end found it was possible to …
interview for neue musik leben
A couple of weeks ago Irene Kulka interviewed me for her podcast Neue Musik Leben, and the episode is now out. It is a slightly more chatty interview and wider ranging than …
things to do at a distance
Well I finally made a lockdown piece. After all the seminars, tutorials, and meetings I've been involved with, it seemed like a good idea to make a version of things to do …
Distance learning
I've been making a new series of pieces with Tim over the past month or so which play with remembering sequences of actions in different ways. The series is called sequence studies …
Tectonics piece on iPlayer for a bit
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have made a lot of their Tectonics archive available on iPlayer for a few weeks. The piece I wrote in 2017 for Parkinson Saunders with the orchestra, alternate …
new videos
Tim and I have been making some new videos over the past couple of weeks. We started by making versions of two pieces we have played a lot live: Tim's two cardboard …
Spring cleaning
I've spent the last couple of days doing a little tidying up of online things that I have some sense of control over. So this includes: Updating my main website and sorting …
Hausmusik Kollektiv
I've just added a piece to Claudia Molitor's Hausmusik Kollektiv, a collection of scores designed for home use. My piece is new(ish), and titled evolution occurs slowly or not at all. It …
We made a Parkinson Saunders site.
It's just a few videos for the moment, but after making a Parkinson Saunders site that we never updated a few years ago, we decided to make a new one on tumblr. …
paper opening
Caitlin Rowley sent me this lovely picture of the remnants of with paper which she performed today with Vassilis Chatzimakris, Oogoo Maia and Robert Luzar at the opening of out new Locksbrook …
A little bit of Parkinson Saunders
Tim and I are doing a set at Audiograft in Oxford on Friday 20 March. We'll be doing two new pieces, one by each of us, and a new piece by Paul …
new performance of radius of action
Loren Chasse, Matt Hannafin, and Branic Howard recently made a new realisation and recording of the range of outside factors influencing it, as well as its own radius of action at the …
new score design
I get slightly obsessed with fonts for specific projects or groups of pieces and then use them for all the scores I make in a series. Over the past couple of months …
Inventory of Behaviours at Tate Modern
Last week I took part in the second run of Natasha Kidd and Jo Addison's Inventory of Behaviours project at Tate Modern. They've been collecting a lot of statements from artists about …