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.
A performance on the Ealing Feeder (robotic carillon) for Sxip Shirey's evening celebrating the work of Baby Dee, featuring Dee and guests
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)
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.
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.
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).
Revisiting a 19th-century machine-inspired dance for the Algomech festival of algorithmic and mechanical movement - with Caroline Radcliffe.
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.
A talk 'Never Leaving Home - Fear, desire and disembodied music', for this Unsound festival of the theme of dislocation.
A short performance at the showcase for Being There, an EPSRC-funded exploration of humans and robots in public spaces.
This sound poem for radio is a fractured retelling of The Signalman, Charles Dickens' ghost story for the industrial age.
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.
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.
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.
Musical saw and other acoustic instruments in this solo set on the evening Bandstand.
A continuous concert, exploring the acoustics of The Great Hall, Goldsmiths.
A talk on the 18th century practice of teaching songbirds human tunes. For Soundcamp 2016, a worldwide celebration of the dawn chorus.
A conference exploring alternative histories of electronic music
A live performance for this experimental music night when it visits Telegraph Hill Festival.
10-12 March 2016. An interpretation of Sonakinatography Composition III, composed by pioneering systems artist Channa Horwitz (1932-2013).
A musical performance, featuring some new experiments with poetic robotics and telepresence. For Our Machines, an events series curated by Louise Colbourne.
Saisonscape: Decay - with Kemper Norton, Lisa Busby and Hoofus
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.
Saisonscape: Decay - with Kemper Norton and Lisa Busby
A short, practical demonstration of data-driven robotic musical instruments for the annual summit of the Open Data Institute.
Black is the Colour - a night of sonic sorcery for All Hallow's - also featuring Bill Orcutt, Spectres, Ratatosk and Artefact.
In this talk and short performance for Canterbury Festival, I'll be taking the audience on a trip to the uncanny valley.
Listening in the Wild - birdsong extemporisations on the robotic carillon and a short talk on songbirds and music
Sonic Imperfections - a short set at this monthly music night
Train your Bird in Stereo - a short talk about the ancient art of teaching songbirds human tunes
Talk: developing performances that deploy technology
9 Evenings - for Digbeth Delights during Supersonic Festival
Moog Soundlab - all day, 4 and 5 June
Hourly demo of new automatic pipe organ - 6 to 14 June
Talk - revealing the lives of Britain's secret nuclear survivalists
Storytelling and folklore - a celebration of John Doran's new book Jolly Lad
Music to sci-fi film from the BFI National Archive
Live performance for Harmonic Series - RFH series of adventurous new music
Talk for the Catalyst Club - a 15-minute version of my show exploring the lives of Britain's secret nuclear survivalists
Talk for Off the Page, Oslo - hosted by The Wire and nyMusikk
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
A one-day masterclass on introducing robotics and Arduino into your stage act.
Live performance with music and automata, including an accompaniment to a film by Anna Franceschini
Eyemusic - live music with automata, for event series curated by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
Talk and short performance - exploring some unlikely affinities between sound making today and in the Victorian era
The Attic - joining Professor Elemental and fellow Spacedog Stephen Hiscock for this musical cabaret with a Halloween theme.
For Ada Lovelace Day, a live performance for schools, in the beautiful, historic lecture theatre of the Royal Institution, London.
Talk at Off the Page, the UK's only literary festival dedicated to sound and music, curated by The Wire.
A live musical, robotic installation at Fort Process, a one day sound and art festival in the labyrinthine acoustic spaces of Newhaven Fort.
Supernormal festival of experimental arts and music, 8-10 August. Performing live on theremin and automata.
If Wet on tour. An informal talk and live performance at this show-and-tell for sonic artists.
Spirit of Gravity - Brighton's longest running experimental electronic music night.
Live at Campbell Road Studios - Minimal Bouge also on the bill
I'll be giving a short demo of work in progress on Trace and inviting questions
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.
Newcastle Maker Faire. A live performance with Spacedog and a short talk on the Uncanny Valley.
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.
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'.
Monomania - a one-day festival exploring obsessive and solitary creative experience.
Bees in a Tin - a talk and demo at this gathering of people who experiment with novel interfaces
A live interview for this Brighton collective of women who work with audio.
New music inspired by rarely seen Gothic silent films from the BFI National Archive.
If Wet Fundraiser - hosted by Morton Underwood, in a village hall in rural Worcestershire.
Live music for this Halloween celebration
Bring to Light - a weekend of adventurous music celebrating the opening of the new Library of Birmingham. Curated by Capsule.
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.
A talk and short performance for Hack Circus, comparing depictions of time travel in two of my favourite books.
A talk on technology, sound and the uncanny, at dConstruct, an annual forum on technology and culture.
Music from the aether, time slip and magic, as I perform a double-bill with fellow electronic musician Time Attendant.
A talk and demo at the first outing of If Wet - a show-and-tell for sonic artists in a village hall.
A scratch performance made from processed field recordings collected by participants at Brighton's first Sound Day
A short set to celebrate the second birthday of digital prototyping and design agency Caper.
Duetting on theremin with Leila Dear - as part of a day of events curated by Strange Attractor and Disinformation.
An evening with human, theremin and robot trio Spacedog, in the delightful Brighton music café Bom-Bane's.
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.
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.
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.
A live performance for Flatpack Festival - one of a series of events celebrating the heyday of Birmingham Arts Lab.
Demonstrating some of my musical automata in an evening showcasing women who work creatively with tech.
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.
Playing live on theremin, accompanied by automata, as part of a live BBC World Service show on humans and robots.
Composing music for this new play by Lucy Prebble, directed by Rupert Goold. A Headlong Theatre production for the National Theatre.
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.
Theremin, robots, vocals and vibes in this live musical curiosity from Spacedog, following a screening of Tim Burton's wonderful biopic 'Ed Wood' (1994).
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.
Theremin, vocals, percussion and live robotic experiments as Spacedog headline at the closing party of Brighton's Digital Festival
Spacedog perform Rocket Lolly, an hour of rarely seen vintage science films, ccompanied live on theremin, saw, vibes and other instruments.
The Odditorium - a series of talks on mavericks, pranksters and the arcane.