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On the Edge of Your Spring

Way back in 2019 I made this brass quintet arrangement of one of Sasha Ilyukevich’s songs, ‘On the Edge of Your Spring’. Underpinning Sasha’s voice on this recording is the beautiful playing of Benjamin Day on Trumpet, Siân Collins on French Horn, Rosie Turton on Trombone, Chris Barrett on Tuba, and myself on slightly-less-beautiful-but-passable trumpet […]

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New music: ‘Studies’

My new collection of electronic pieces is now available to stream or purchase online, released under my new electronic-music pseudonym ‘countif’. Studies is really what is says on the tin: a collection of pieces which arose as I was trying to get to grips with electronic composition and production. (Also available on Spotify and other […]

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‘Thomish’ – New music and video

At the end of 2018 I went to update my website and realised I had nothing to add into my list of compositions from that year, or indeed most of the previous year. It wasn’t that I’d been idle – my research work with CW+ was busy, and I’d been working with the Arcadio guys […]

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Music and Sound in the Future Hospital

Below is the text of an article I wrote for the London Arts in Health Forum, as a guest blogger for 2019’s ‘Creativity and Wellbeing Week’. It seems to have disappeared from their website now, so I decided to republish it here. For over three years I’ve worked with CW+, the charity for Chelsea and […]

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‘Pulse Music’: creating an intelligent music system for hospitals

It’s been a long time since my last blog post, and there’s been a lot of interesting work carrying on in the meantime, not least for CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital FT.  As well as continuations of my previous projects for them (see previous posts), I’ve been working on automated music playback […]

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CW+ Part 2

Since my last blog post, my work at CW+ has quickly turned from theories and ideas into a fully-fledged set of interactive musical tools, which are now being regularly tested on the older-people wards at Chelsea and Westminster hospital.  A video further down this blog post shows each of these in action, with a brief […]

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CW+ Part 1

Upon entering Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the first time you would be forgiven for thinking it was a modern art gallery.  The cavernous central atrium is adorned with huge paintings, frescoes and sculptures at every turn, and in ever surprising places.  A climb up an innocuous looking flight of steps reveals more artwork, hidden […]

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Arcadio – a new project

I’m very excited about a new project of mine – ‘Arcadio‘, not least because it involves the exceptional talents of JJ Stillwell, John Macnaughton, Mak Murtic, Seb Silas, Tom Atherton, Paul Love, Ben Zucker and others.  It’s based on a concept I’ve been dwelling on ever since I first came into contact with Salsa music […]

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Welcome to my new website!

After years of promoting myself through something rubbish made in iWeb, I’ve tried to make myself a better website using WordPress; I hope you enjoy the results of my first efforts. I’ll be periodically writing news, thoughts and discoveries on here, as well as on my Twitter and Facebook pages – feel free to get […]