I’m a London-based electronic/experimental composer and performer [b.1963]. I record sounds from my surroundings, integrating them with my voice and electric violin to create concise and long-form pieces for live performance, broadcast and release. I aim to create music that liberates and oxygenates: I value originality, nuance, dynamics.
My practice is routed in Musique Concrète, as developed by Schaeffer in the 40s, and later Cage and others; aided by contemporary digital tools and technologies. I build Concrète sound libraries, which act as both an orchestra and a muse — a launch pad for composition.
Musical influences include Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Billie Holiday, Captain Beefheart, Chris Watson, Diana Deutsch, Edgar Varese, Eliane Radigue, Ella Fitzgerald, György Ligeti, Harry Bertoia, Holger Czukay, Joy Division, King Crimson, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Severed Heads, Scott Walker, The Velvet Underground, Wendy Carlos.
Visual influences include Andy Goldsworthy, Harmony Hammond, Ben Nicholson, Nam June Paik, Man Ray, Robert Smithson.