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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 […]