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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.

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Clapping Piece

Creative Strategies final solo work
Brookes University – Black Box studio
February 2010

For this performance I sat before the audience with a soft lighting rig on me and partially on them, also seated. Upon standing up I started clapping rapidly and gradually slowed it minute by minute until each clap became uncomfortably far apart. After 8 minutes I stopped with the last gap between claps lasting approximately one minute.

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Tree Questionnaire

Port Meadow – Oxford
November 2009

A series of questions were left on a tree in Port Meadow for customer feedback on the tree’s performance for the local council.

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Leaves Collaboration

Creative Strategies collaborative work @ Brookes University
October 2009

Mike and I worked together to trap the audience in a circle of leaves formed by moving them around with our feet.  This was a good education in communication and was a lot of fun, despite the wet feet.

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Tree Poetry

Port Meadow – Oxford
October 2009

The beginnings of a poem were left on a tree in Port Meadow with a pen as an invitation to contribute.

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7 Breakfasts

Creative Strategies solo work @ Brookes University
September 2009

An audio piece multilayering a week of recordings preparing breakfast.

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