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Phased Glockenspiel Playing Machine

Brookes University – Arena
March 2011

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New Audio Rigs Jam Session Recording

Brookes University – Arena
March 2011

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LEGO Plaiting machine

Specialist Subject Presentation
Brookes University – Black Box Studio
February 2011

This machine was culmination of the exploration and development of a number of mechanisms wising LEGO. The plaiting method was developed from a long-standing fascination as to how machines perform this action.

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LEGO Presentation

Brookes University – Group Meeting
December 2010

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20 Images

Brookes University – Arena
October 2010

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Collaborative Marimba

Research and Development Presentation
Brookes University – Music Rooms
May 2010

The same principle as the blindfolded piano only with more people, each choosing a note and then playing it with decreasing tempo whilst blindfolded and wearing ear protection.

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Improvised Phased Piano

Brookes University – Listening Group
May 2010

A solo take on the blindfolded piano. 3 piano parts were played and recorded by myself in isolation, each being one key played ever more slowly. Over this was an improvised piano piece. Mixed, played back via laptop.

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Chromatic Drum Phasing

Brookes University – Listening Group
May 2010

A piece composed in Reason which plays a simple chord progression and then it’s ‘beat equivalent’, playing tempos proportional to the wavelength of each note. The tones and beats are then mixed in an exploratory composition.

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Blindfolded Piano

Brookes University – Music Rooms
April 2010

Three people sit at a piano blindfolded and wearing ear protection. Each chooses a key and on a cue they starts hitting it. They gradually slow down the playing of the key until they stop on another cue. Performance time usually around 5 minutes.

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Tone Phasing Slowing

Research and Development Presentation
Brookes University – Arena
March 2010

Experimental sounds generated with PureData layering multiple descending sine waves – from a few waves up to several thousand – exploring the tipping points between noise, tone and beats and the meditative effect on the listener.