Category Archives: News

“Many Drops” in online micro-concert

“Many Drops” was included last month in IMAGINARY CONCERTS, an online micro concert with sound-art miniatures focusing on water and climate change consequences. The performance took place on March 22, 2014 at 5:00pm (Montreal time) as part of “3WDS14 – WaterWheel World Water Day Symposium”. The curator and host at Concordia University was Ricardo Dal Farra. “Many Drops” is a one minute work I … More…

“Exploration” in concert at INTER/actions

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“Exploration” for flute and laptop, which was presented in a workshop with Gilbert Nouno yesterday, has been chosen for performance in tonight’s closing concert at INTER/actions (16th March 2014, 20:00 GMT). Richard Craig will play alto flute, and I will be operating the laptop.

“November”: a New York minute for 60×60

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My new one minute piece, called “November” has been a given a place in the 60×60 surround sound presentation commissioned by Vox Novus and Harvestworks Digital Artworks Media Center in New York City. 60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. This particular version will be a 5.1 surround … More…

Blogging

Most of my time these days is given over to writing music for my PhD rather than selling albums on CD, so I’ve decided to change the function of this website somewhat. From now on, I plan to use the site to document both work in progress and earlier work which stand as precursors to my current efforts. This will take the form of … More…

Flute Sketch

Here is the preliminary sketch I made for the flute/electronics piece which is to be played at INTER/actions in Bangor next month. The flute part was generously donated by Sean Goldthorpe and the computer part makes extensive use of the IRCAM Mubu multibuffer.

INTER/Actions

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A new piece of mine for Flute and Electronics has been selected for workshopping (if that’s a word) at the INTER/Actions mini-festival and symposium to be held at Bangor University on the 15th /16th March. The flute will be played by Richard Craig and the workshop will be led by composer and sound artist Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM). The workshop will also feature pieces by … More…

“Only Now” at Electroacoustic Wales 7/11/13

My most recent acousmatic piece, “Only Now” will have its premiere as part of the Electroacoustic Wales Concert in Powis Hall, Bangor University on Thursday 7th November at 8:00. The piece features some of my large-scale “sound-groups” realised in Supercollider and will be played back over a 32 speaker surround system. More information at www.pontio.co.uk

“Many Drops” wins art! ⋈ climate competition

“Many Drops” has been selected by the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre and an international jury convened by the CEIArtE research centre (Argentina), in the sound art miniatures “art! ⋈ climate” 2012-2013 contest. The Climate Centre will be using and disseminating the piece in a number of actions that could range from participative workshops or educational videos to collaborative learning games to … More…

nwdlbot group on Soundcloud

I’ve just added a group to SoundCloud called nwdlbots pronounced “noodlebots” so that people using the bots in their music can put files up and hear what others are doing. If you have anything you would like to share or you just want to listen, please go to: https://soundcloud.com/groups/nwdlbots-pronounced-noodlebots

Chord Sender trick on Live 9

I recently got a copy of Live 9 and realised that Ableton introduced some new functionality that is of great use to nwdlbots. You can now apply automation envelopes to control parameters from within clips. This offers the possibility of using the envelope view in a chord sender track to set the chord types while still using pitch values to set the root note … More…