“Penumbra” – Bangor 6/01/16

I’m pleased to announce that I will be playing my recent acousmatic piece, “Penumbra” at the Electroacoustic Wales concert in Powis Hall, Bangor University on Wednesday 6th January 2016. The concert is part of the BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference and this premiere will be performed in sixteen-channel surround sound. Concert starts at 8:00 pm.

crunch! – Bangor 27/11/15

I will playing “crunch!”, a recent work for multichannel audio, at the Electroacoustic Wales performance tomorrow night. The programme is entitled Dedans Dehors and features works Bernard Parmegiani and François Bayle, with new music from Alex Bailey, me, Andrew Lewis, Andrew Hooker, Louise Rossiter and Steven Tunnicliffe.

On this occasion, “crunch!” will be performed using a 16 channel 3 dimensional speaker array.

The concert is in Powis Hall, LL57 2DG Bangor at 19:30 GMT.

Audio Spray Gun 0.8.0 beta download

Audio Spray Gun, my SuperCollider application for fixed-media composition is now available for download from sundaydance.

ASG simultaneously generates and spatialises large groups of sound-events from a single sound source by randomly creating points constrained by a locus or ‘particle zone’ within a multi-dimensional parameter space. When this locus is transformed over time, the program produces a sequence of events, which can then be rendered to multichannel audio.

Version 0.8.0 includes three-dimensional spatialisation and the option to store sound-groups as metadata for later modification. I’ll be giving a presentation on how it works at ICMC 2015 in Texas at the end of September.

Go to the Audio Spray Gun page.

“Only Now”, “In Flight” in Toronto

Two of my pieces will be included in the forthcoming Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) which runs from August 13 – 17.

“Only Now” will be played in concert and I will play “In Flight” as part of a lecture-recital focussing on AudioSprayGun.

Symposium details at:


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

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 sound mix to be premiered at Harvestworks multichannel TEAMLab listening room on May 16th at 7:00 pm EST.

“November” is a 4 channel piece created using my Audio SprayGun software written in SuperCollider. I will put a stereo reduction online soon.

Vox Novus