Published September 23rd, 2018
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I have been invited to be part of a panel dicussion about online creative communities. I will be representing the WISWOS organisation and talking about our online space for learning and the loanable research box available for teachers to educate young children about music technology. The talk is titled, Online Communities 2.0 and will take place on October 6th 2018, 3-4pm The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street , N16 9ES London. To learn more about the event, please visit;
Published September 20th, 2018
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Currently I'm working on an interesting project with researchers from the University of Lancaster. The project called Ringmind (the brainchild of Sociologist Bronislaw Szerszynski) is an art-science collaboration between visual and sonic artists and academics from astrophysics, computer science, humanities and social sciences. It will take as its focus the self-organising powers of planetary rings (such as those around Saturn) as researched by astrophysicists. It will also consider the self-organising powers of planetary rings, finding ways to present these dynamics visually and sonically for diverse audiences, and using this to creatively stretch people’s ideas about the nature of consciousness and intelligence.
As we develop this project I will update the information here.
Published August 15th, 2018
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Recently I founded the Lancaster Laptop Orchestra group with a view to bringing attention to computer music and live coding art forms in the North West region of the UK. The usual participation in these types of groups are by experienced coders and often predominantly male dominated with regard to gender balance. I have chosen to approach this project as being an encouraging platform for musicians/composers/sound-artists to learn about coding and for coders to learn about music and audio related matters. We will be bringing new sounds and performances across the region to an unsuspecting general audience. With the very intersting core group members we have, I'm really looking forward to the development and outcomes as we go forward.
As things develop with this exciting project I will update here.
Published September 10th, 2017
I just completed development of the Women In Wound Women On Sound (WISWOS) Website. This was a big project involving databases, visualisations, tutorial sections and the usual web content you would expect from an organisation. If you'd like to learn more about the people involved in the WISWOS project, visit the Network page. I look forward to seeing the feedback from the tutorial sections and watching the growth of the female authors reading list.
Published January 31, 2017
I recently collaborated with sound artist Linda OKeeffe to create a multichannel mix to realise her vision for the spatial audio sound design on this project. This involved multiple loudspeaker arrays on three levels of a building. I also contributed original compositions to be utilised for the duration of the show. If Manchester is accessible to you, this project is well worth your attention. "How do we care in the 21st Century? What can be automated and what needs a human touch? Co-created by young carers and artists Annette Mees & Tom Bowtell".
Published January 20, 2017
There has been a resurgence of interest in the commercial market for everything related to spatial audio. This includes VR headsets for gaming, augmented reality and beyond. As a composer with my own multichannel audio studio I often create works that rely on specialist playback environments. In an effort to promote wider availability of such works for creation and performance, I am developing a commercial application that will allow composers and anyone interested in this field to develop multichannel audio mixes without the need for an array of loudspeakers. Check back for updates as this project progresses and get in touch if you are interested in becoming a beta tester.
Published November 14, 2016
I had the pleasure of giving a guest lecture to students studying sound in the department of art in Lancaster University. Given the challenging task of introducing concepts surrounding live coding in a limited time frame, I chose to work with the excellent Sonic Pi application. The students very quickly grasped the concepts and we built an audio sampler/slicer tool. This then resulted in some experimental sonic works with a short performance at the end. Very glad to have had the opportunity and I look forward to future workshops in the coming term!
Published May 25, 2016
Developing a proposal for a postdoctoral project. Collaborators are Professor Vorländer at the Institute of Technical Acoustics (ITA) at RWTH in Aachen Germany and Professor Woszczyk at McGill University in Montreal Canada. The project will explore establishing links between audio engineering technology (spatial audio recording and rendering) on the one hand, and Virtual Acoustics on the other. I was recently invited to give a colloquium talk about my past work and this current research project within the ITA department on the 13th of May 2016.
[HE]ARTS of STEM Festival
Published February 27, 2016
I really enjoyed attending and presenting at the inaugural [HE]ARTS of STEM festival in the lovely city Derry/Londonderry! This was a great opportunity to present a practical demonstration of my doctoral research on spectral spatialisation. There was a great line up of diverse interests and the event was well attended. You can find out more from their website and twitter pages here. . .
Published November 14, 2015
Image Copyright: © Linda O Keeffe founder of WISWOS
Proud to have been a part of the inaugural symposium Women In Sound / Women On Sound which took place at the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University on November 13th. The event was very well attended by UK and international artists, practitioners and academics. I am working with this organisation to help shape future developments. Looking forward to the next symposium!
Published January 15, 2012
中澤 沙央里 Saori Nakazawa – Violin
立花 茂生 Shigeo Tachibana – Shakuhachi
中村 華子 Hanako Nakamura – Sho
日吉 章吾 Shougo Hiyoshi – Koto
I was selected to partake in the Tokyo Wonder Site academy with the world renowned contemporary classical group, Ensemble Modern. This was an intensive ten day project to collaborate on a composition to be performed in the Tokyo Womens Plaza venue. There was also an opportunity to give a presentation to Ensemble Modern and the academy attendees on my composition practice.