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  • Loving the Machine – TEDx talk

    In this optimistic view of mechanisation for TEDx Brighton (2011), I revealed some surprising connections between two types of dance music which flourished two centuries apart. Both were created by people were…

  • Sonakinatography – Raven Row, London

    A realisation of an algorithmic score by systems artist Channa Horwitz who used paint, pencil and paper to precisely map out mathematically rich instructions for dance, light and music.

  • Giant - Sarah Angliss

    Giant

    New opera in development In 2016, I was delighted to be awarded a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship for a new chamber opera, Giant, based on the life, death and contentious afterlife of…

  • Hugo - Spacedog's robotic vent doll

    Ventriloquism: Unheimlich Manoeuvres

    Published online by Wire Magazine (June 2014), Unheimlich Manoeuvres  is a short essay on ventriloquism and the uncanny. It’s illustrated with videos of many fine ventriloquists including Ray Alan, Arthur Worsley and…

  • Material Culture and Electronic Sound

    Material Culture and Electronic Sound is edited by Tim Boon and Frode Weium, with a forward by Brian Eno. Published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (2013), this is the eighth book in…

  • Reprint of Daphne Oram’s ‘An Individual Note’

    Funded by the Daphne Oram Trust, Anomie Academic have republished Daphne Oram’s An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics – a book that’s been out of print since 1973. This beautiful…

  • The Twilight Zone – Almeida, London

    Composition and sound design for the The Twilight Zone – re-editing the orchestral underscore from the original series and counterpointing it with 21st century sounds and music of my own. The first official stage production of the classic CBS series. Script adapted by Anne Washburn, directed by Richard Jones.

  • You Want Me to Say I Love You

    A live performance celebrating 70 years of John and Roy Boultings’ acclaimed 1947 adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel Brighton Rock. This incorporated instruments and voices recorded onto vinyl by Aleks Kolkowski using methods reminiscent of the unforgettable ‘record your own record’ booth at the heart of the book and the film.

  • Once in a Lifetime – Young Vic, London

    Predating the screwball comedies of the 1930s, this play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman was first performed in 1930, only two years after The Jazz Singer became the first commercial talking picture and a worldwide hit. I was sound designer on this revival of the play, presented over Christmas 2016 at The Young Vic Theatre, London. Directed by Richard Jones.

  • Rocket Lolly

    Music to accompany infrasonic terrors, smoking robots, mind control experiments, time and motion studies, space age fashions and other visions of the future on film. This show includes two astounding films from the UK archives. One is a vision of the future (1955) created in 1935. The other is a strangely prescient film from the 1960s, predicting a world where everyone’s secrets are stored on a giant, global computer network.

  • Near Mint – sharing old vinyl with Robin the Fog

    In early April, I had a fine evening going through my old vinyl collection with Robin the Fog, radio producer and tape loop wrangler extraordinaire. Hear some of my favourite LPs from…

  • The Hairy Ape Stokehole

    The Hairy Ape – Old Vic and Park Avenue Armory

    Composition and sound design for The Hairy Ape (1922) – Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist masterpiece which uses the overwhelming sounds of an engine room on an ocean liner to explore dehumanisation in the age of modernity. Directed by Richard Jones.