2019

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Kings Place, London

Air Loom

An evening of new music on clavisimbalum, theremin, robotic carillon and more - I'll be joined by singer Sarah Gabriel and percussionist Stephen Hiscock

2018

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Site Gallery, Sheffield

Site sessions autumn

A short performance on the theme of 'magic and technology' to celebrate the re-opening of the Site Gallery.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale

The Machinery

Sept 20-26A sound and video collage for this large video triptych showing an astounding dance from 1804 in which female mill workers copied the sounds and actions of the factory machines.

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Cafe Oto, London

Live at Cafe Oto

Air Loom: An evening of new music with Stephen Hiscock and Kemper Norton

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The Victoria, London

Nonclassical with Tom Richards

NEW DATE A solo set at this album launch for Tom Richards on the Nonclassical label. I'll include the first outing of a new work, performed with guest Sarah Gabriel.

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Compton Verney, UK

Marvellous Mechanical Museum

30 June-30 Sept 2018A video of the dance piece 'The Machinery' (co-devised with Caroline Radcliffe), for a summer exhibition of automata, exploring the boundaries between the living and the animate.

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Omeara, London, UK

Resonance at the Great Get Together

Resonance at the Great Get Together - a free gala concert. Part of nationwide celebration of community and the life of MP Jo Cox.

Date

BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4

Echo in a Bottle

A documentary for BBC Radio 4, exploring our fascination with the echo and our attempts to capture echoes through the centuries. For a new arts series Pursuit of Beauty, a Far Shoreline Production produced by Peregrine Andrews.

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Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Aether Music and Oramics

Theremin, robotic carillon and drawn sounds on mini Oramics - I'll present highlights from Ealing Feeder and Tom Richards and I will both perform scores on his mini Oramics machine.

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LSO St Luke's, London

BBC Radio 3 Open Ear

A live performance of highlights from Ealing Feeder for BBC Radio 3 Open Ear - with percussionist Stephen Hiscock. In the Jerwood Hall.

Date

Camden Arts Centre, London

Mini Oramics - live graphic scores

Composing and performing a live graphic score on mini Oramics machine, reconstructed by Tom Richards from Oram's original notes and diagrams.

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Camden Arts Centre, London

Panel discussion: Daphne Oram and optical sound

Frances Morgan will be leading this panel discussion on Oram and optical sound

Date

The Music Room, Saxmundham

Ealing Feeder

Bringing London folklore to an ancient Suffolk barn, in this live performance of Ealing Feeder with percussionist Stephen Hiscock.

2017

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Almeida Theatre, London

The Twilight Zone

5 Dec 2017 - 27 Jan 2018 Composition and sound design for a stage version of The Twilight Zone, adapted from the classic CBS TV series by Anne Washburn and directed by Richard Jones.

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Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow , United Kingdom

Radiophrenia

A live performance for Radiophrenia - an organisation promoting radio as an artform. Details coming soon.

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Union Chapel, London, UK

Daylight Music

A live performance featuring robotic carillon in the exquisite acoustics of the London's Union Chapel. This Saturday afternoon recital also features Conlon Nancarrow's music for player piano.

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Cafe Oto, London

Modern Ritual II

Highlights from new album Ealing Feeder and a performance of The Machinery in this event curated by Laura Cannell.

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Spiegeltent, Brighton, United Kingdom

Pioneers of music - Daphne Oram and Viv Albertine

Talking about the life and work of Daphne Oram, in this evening also featuring Viv Albertine.

Date

Rosehill Tavern, Brighton , United Kingdom

Delia Derbyshire's 80th Birthday

Excerpts from the new album 'Ealing Feeder' and other original music, celebrating the late Radiophonic pioneer.

Date

Kings Place, London

Ealing Feeder album launch

A live performance of my solo album Ealing Feeder, due for release in April 2017. With guests Stephen Hiscock (percussionist), The London Sound Survey and DJ Special K.

Date

The Armory (Drill Hall), New York, USA

The Hairy Ape

Composition and sound design for this revival of Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play The Hairy Ape (1922). A transfer from The Old Vic, London.

Date

National Sawdust, New York

Sxip Shirey presents Baby Dee plus guests

A performance on the Ealing Feeder (robotic carillon) for Sxip Shirey's evening celebrating the work of Baby Dee, featuring Dee and guests

Date

Landmark - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Off the Page: Bergen

A talk on the corporeal roots of electronic sound for Off The Page, the music festival without music (presented by nyMusikk and The Wire Magazine)

Date

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London , UK

Talk: An introduction to synthesis using Cycling 74's Max

An introduction to the creative potential of Max, a flexible and extendible graphical programming language for media. For The Association of Sound Designers' Winter School.

Date

Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Landscape / Soundscape

14 Jan - 26 Mar 2017 A short, recorded soundpiece, responding to Erica Lennard's Villa Lante (1986), commissioned for a new exhibition of landscape photography and sound art.

2016

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The Young Vic, London , UK

Once in a Lifetime

25 Nov 2016 - 14 Jan 2017 Sounds and music for this screwball comedy set in the early days of The Talkies (directed by Richard Jones).

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Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK

The Machinery - 19th century machine-inspired dance

Revisiting a 19th-century machine-inspired dance for the Algomech festival of algorithmic and mechanical movement - with Caroline Radcliffe.

Date

Museum of London, London , United Kingdom

The Museum of Lost Sounds

Live music inspired by London folklore past and present, featuring theremin, saw, percussion and robotic carillon. For the museum's first Night Museum, in partnership with Illuminations Festival.

Date

Pałac Krzysztofory, Kraków, Poland

Talk: Never Leaving Home

A talk 'Never Leaving Home - Fear, desire and disembodied music', for this Unsound festival of the theme of dislocation.

Date

Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, UK

Being There

A short performance at the showcase for Being There, an EPSRC-funded exploration of humans and robots in public spaces.

Date

Radiophrenia at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

Signalman (sound poem for radio)

This sound poem for radio is a fractured retelling of The Signalman, Charles Dickens' ghost story for the industrial age.

Date

Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, UK

Echo Fantasy at Fort Process

Duetting with Laura Cannell in two adjacent, reverberant gunpowder chambers, at Lost Property's one day sound and art festival exploring the extroardinary acoustics of Newhaven Fort.

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Dartington Summer School and Festival, Dartington , Devon, UK

Multimedia, art and sound design course

20-27 August 2016 I'll be teaming up with fellow composer and sound artist Matthew Fairclough to present this fun, one week course for musicians of all backgrounds interested in electronics, composition and sound installations.

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Fulham Palace, London, UK

CANCELLED: Sweet Thames Flow Softly

CANCELLED: In the Tudor Great Hall, live music inspired by The Bows and other London folksongs, for a Caught by the River exhibition about Thames lore: Sweet Thames Flow Softly.

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Latitude Festival, Beccles (nr. Southwold), Suffolk, UK

Acoustic set (featuring saw)

Musical saw and other acoustic instruments in this solo set on the evening Bandstand.

Date

Goldsmiths, London, UK

Sounding the Great Hall

A continuous concert, exploring the acoustics of The Great Hall, Goldsmiths.

Date

Stave Hill Ecology Park, London, UK

Soundcamp 2016

A talk on the 18th century practice of teaching songbirds human tunes. For Soundcamp 2016, a worldwide celebration of the dawn chorus.

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Science Museum Research Centre, London , UK

Alternative Histories of Electronic Music

A conference exploring alternative histories of electronic music

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Sonic Imperfections, London, UK

Sonic Imperfections

A live performance for this experimental music night when it visits Telegraph Hill Festival.

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Raven Row Gallery, London , UK

Sonakinatography

10-12 March 2016. An interpretation of Sonakinatography Composition III, composed by pioneering systems artist Channa Horwitz (1932-2013).

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The Observer Building, Hastings , East Sussex , UK

Our Machines

A musical performance, featuring some new experiments with poetic robotics and telepresence. For Our Machines, an events series curated by Louise Colbourne.

2015

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Cafe Oto, London

Saisonscape

Saisonscape: Decay - with Kemper Norton, Lisa Busby and Hoofus

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The Old Vic, London , UK

The Hairy Ape

17 October - 21 November 2015 Working with found sounds to create the soundscape for a new production of Eugene O'Neill's Expressionist masterpiece The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones. 17 Oct - 21 Nov 2015.

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Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Saisonscape

Saisonscape: Decay - with Kemper Norton and Lisa Busby

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BFI Southbank, London, UK

ODI Creative Labs

A short, practical demonstration of data-driven robotic musical instruments for the annual summit of the Open Data Institute.

Date

Wales Millennium Centre (Weston Studio), Cardiff, Wales

Black is the Colour

Black is the Colour - a night of sonic sorcery for All Hallow's - also featuring Bill Orcutt, Spectres, Ratatosk and Artefact.

Date

St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre, Canterbury , UK

Robots and ventriloquists

In this talk and short performance for Canterbury Festival, I'll be taking the audience on a trip to the uncanny valley.

Date

Centre for Digital Music, QMUL, London

Listening in the Wild

Listening in the Wild - birdsong extemporisations on the robotic carillon and a short talk on songbirds and music

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The Montague Arms, London

Sonic Imperfections

Sonic Imperfections - a short set at this monthly music night

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Wilderness Festival, Charlbury, UK

Train your Bird in Stereo

Train your Bird in Stereo - a short talk about the ancient art of teaching songbirds human tunes

Date

Goldsmiths, London, UK

Trace

Talk: developing performances that deploy technology

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Minerva Works, Birmingham, UK

9 Evenings

9 Evenings - for Digbeth Delights during Supersonic Festival

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Union Chapel, London, UK

Daylight Music

Daylight Music

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Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK

Moog Soundlab

Moog Soundlab - all day, 4 and 5 June

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Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK

All Ears

Hourly demo of new automatic pipe organ - 6 to 14 June

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The Last Tuesday Society, London, UK

Horlicks and Armageddon

Talk - revealing the lives of Britain's secret nuclear survivalists

Date

Village Hall, Callow End, Worcester, UK

If Wet

Storytelling and folklore - a celebration of John Doran's new book Jolly Lad

Date

Elektriteater, Tartu, Estonia

Prima Vista

Music to sci-fi film from the BFI National Archive

Date

The Blue Room, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

Harmonic Series

Live performance for Harmonic Series - RFH series of adventurous new music

Date

Latest Music Bar, Brighton, UK

Horlicks and Armageddon

Talk for the Catalyst Club - a 15-minute version of my show exploring the lives of Britain's secret nuclear survivalists

Date

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Off the Page - Oslo

Talk for Off the Page, Oslo - hosted by The Wire and nyMusikk

2014

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The Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton, UK

Midwich Cuckoos Live

Original music for a live reimagining of John Wydnam's sci-fi classic The Midwich Cuckoos. For Cinecity Festival and BFI nationwide season Sci-fi: Days of Wonder

Date

City Lit, London, UK

Robotics and performance masterclass

A one-day masterclass on introducing robotics and Arduino into your stage act.

Date

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Spike Island

Live performance with music and automata, including an accompaniment to a film by Anna Franceschini

Date

Handel House Museum, London, UK

Eyemusic

Eyemusic - live music with automata, for event series curated by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian

Date

British Library, London, UK

British Library Labs Symposium

Talk and short performance - exploring some unlikely affinities between sound making today and in the Victorian era

Date

The Art House, Southampton, UK

The Attic

The Attic - joining Professor Elemental and fellow Spacedog Stephen Hiscock for this musical cabaret with a Halloween theme.

Date

The Royal Institution, London, UK

The Royal Institution

For Ada Lovelace Day, a live performance for schools, in the beautiful, historic lecture theatre of the Royal Institution, London.

Date

Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Off the Page

Talk at Off the Page, the UK's only literary festival dedicated to sound and music, curated by The Wire.

Date

Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, UK

Fort Process

A live musical, robotic installation at Fort Process, a one day sound and art festival in the labyrinthine acoustic spaces of Newhaven Fort.

Date

Braziers Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

Supernormal

Supernormal festival of experimental arts and music, 8-10 August. Performing live on theremin and automata.

Date

Village Hall 2, Sompting (nr Lancing), East Sussex, UK

If Wet on Tour

If Wet on tour. An informal talk and live performance at this show-and-tell for sonic artists.

Date

The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK

Spirit of Gravity

Spirit of Gravity - Brighton's longest running experimental electronic music night.

Date

Campbell Road Studios, Brighton, UK

Live at Campbell Road

Live at Campbell Road Studios - Minimal Bouge also on the bill

Date

Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, UK

Trace - work in progress

I'll be giving a short demo of work in progress on Trace and inviting questions

Date

Lime Wharf, London, UK

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code. A talk at this all-day event, bringing together viewpoints on weaving, knitting, live coding, generative music and digital making.

Date

Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK

Maker Faire

Newcastle Maker Faire. A live performance with Spacedog and a short talk on the Uncanny Valley.

Date

Resonance FM, London, UK

Atomic Gardening

Podcast: A poetic, one-hour documentary, digging into the British allotments and archives to reveal the little known story of the 1950s atomic gardening movement.

Date

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, UK

Atomic Gardening

Atomic Gardening - a new, 20 minute TEDx talk for the University of Southampton, curated by James Dyke. The theme of the day is 'flourishing in the 21st century'.

Date

Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK

Monomania

Monomania - a one-day festival exploring obsessive and solitary creative experience.

Date

The Gatehouse, Birmingham, UK

Bees in a Tin

Bees in a Tin - a talk and demo at this gathering of people who experiment with novel interfaces

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The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, UK

Sound Women

A live interview for this Brighton collective of women who work with audio.

2013

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BFI Southbank, London, UK

Vault: New music for silent Gothic films

New music inspired by rarely seen Gothic silent films from the BFI National Archive.

Date

Village Hall, Callow End, Worcester, UK

If Wet Fundraiser

If Wet Fundraiser - hosted by Morton Underwood, in a village hall in rural Worcestershire.

Date

The Art House, Southampton, UK

Live at the Art House

Live music for this Halloween celebration

Date

New Library, Birmingham, UK

Bring to Light

Bring to Light - a weekend of adventurous music celebrating the opening of the new Library of Birmingham. Curated by Capsule.

Date

Senate House, London, UK

Bloomsbury Festival

A live performance in Senate House, University of London. Part of an ongoing collaboration with philosophers at the Centre for the Study of the Senses.

Date

Hack Circus, The Star of Kings, London, UK

Time Travel Live

A talk and short performance for Hack Circus, comparing depictions of time travel in two of my favourite books.

Date

Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

dConstruct

A talk on technology, sound and the uncanny, at dConstruct, an annual forum on technology and culture.

Date

Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, UK

Green Man Festival

Date

Abbots Ripton,

Odditorium

Various salon talks on unusual topics at The Secret Garden Party.

Date

Horse Hospital, London, UK

Aether Music: double bill with Time Attendant

Music from the aether, time slip and magic, as I perform a double-bill with fellow electronic musician Time Attendant.

Date

Village Hall, Callow End, Worcester, UK

If Wet

A talk and demo at the first outing of If Wet - a show-and-tell for sonic artists in a village hall.

Date

The Basement, Brighton, UK

Scratch performance for Sound Day

A scratch performance made from processed field recordings collected by participants at Brighton's first Sound Day

Date

Modern Jago, London, UK

Caper's 2nd Birthday Party (invitation only)

A short set to celebrate the second birthday of digital prototyping and design agency Caper.

Date

Hendricks’ Carnival of Knowledge, Brighton, UK

Theremin jam session

Duetting on theremin with Leila Dear - as part of a day of events curated by Strange Attractor and Disinformation.

Date

Bom-Bane's, Brighton, UK

Spacedog live

An evening with human, theremin and robot trio Spacedog, in the delightful Brighton music café Bom-Bane's.

Date

Sub-basement, Old Police Cell Museum, Brighton, UK

Horlicks and Armageddon

In a sub-basement refuge, deep under the streets of Brighton, I’ll be using live music and spoken word to recall the secret lives of Britain’s self-styled nuclear survivalists.

Date

Teviot, Edinburgh, UK

Rocket Lolly

An evening of peculiar and rarely seen vintage British science films, many accompanied live by Spacedog, plus a DJ set from Project Moonbase, your MCs for the night.

Date

MS Stubnitz, London, UK

Double-bill with Thomas Truax

An evening of dark cabaret, sonic experiments and extraordinary machines, as I join the magnificent fellow musician and hacker Thomas Truax for a double-bill.

Date

Minerva Works, Birmingham, UK

Flatpack Festival

A live performance for Flatpack Festival - one of a series of events celebrating the heyday of Birmingham Arts Lab.

Date

Poke, London, UK

Tech City IWD Showcase

Demonstrating some of my musical automata in an evening showcasing women who work creatively with tech.

Date

Wellcome Collection, London, UK

The Voice

I'll record a voice from the audience on wax, using an original Edison phonograph as I discuss Victorian obsessions with capturing the voices of the dead.

Date

BBC Radio Theatre, London, UK

Click (BBC World Service live)

Playing live on theremin, accompanied by automata, as part of a live BBC World Service show on humans and robots.

2012

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National Theatre (Cottesloe), London, UK

The Effect

Composing music for this new play by Lucy Prebble, directed by Rupert Goold. A Headlong Theatre production for the National Theatre.

Date

Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth, UK

Spacedog and Prof. Elemental on the end of the pier

Spacedog fulfill a lifelong ambition to play the end of a pier, as they team up with the mighty Professor Elemental for a night of music, uncanny robots and spoken word.

Date

Bristol Cube, Bristol, UK

'Ed Wood' with Spacedog live

Theremin, robots, vocals and vibes in this live musical curiosity from Spacedog, following a screening of Tim Burton's wonderful biopic 'Ed Wood' (1994).

Date

The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, UK

City Reads presents: The Spotted Dog revisited

I'll be channeling the repertoire, wardrobe and playing style of Dolly, a legendary Brighton pub pianist, in this memoire of gay culture in Brighton in the late 1950s.

Date

The Basement, Brighton, UK

Brighton Digital Festival Closing Party

Theremin, vocals, percussion and live robotic experiments as Spacedog headline at the closing party of Brighton's Digital Festival

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British Science Festival 2012, Aberdeen

Rocket Lolly and End of the World Party

Spacedog perform Rocket Lolly, an hour of rarely seen vintage science films, ccompanied live on theremin, saw, vibes and other instruments.

Date

Port Eliot Festival, Saltash, Cornwall, UK

The Odditorium

The Odditorium - a series of talks on mavericks, pranksters and the arcane.

Date

Exhibition Road, London, UK

Supersonix Festival

Talks at this festival celebrating the art and science of sound.