artist-composer, performer & writer


What can network theory tell us about polyphony?

In Ghent, today, to deliver a paper on polyphony in my choral music. Part of a conference at the Orpheus Institute concerning musical networks.

I will discuss the application of network theory in considering my 2011/13 performance-installation, On the Operations of the Sun.

More info and excerpts from the paper to follow.

Live Electronics, Performances, talks

On the Generation of Sounds

 I’ll be presenting On the Generation of Sounds, the second in my series of Grosseteste projects, at 1.15pm on Tuesday 14 March at the Arts Technology Research Lab, Pearse St, Dublin 2.

The event will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts Research Forum at Trinity College Dublin


April 2011: talks in London & Belgium

Two talks coming up next month…

On April 14, I’ll be giving a talk about As I Have Now Memoyre at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, where it all began. Then on April 27th, I’ll be speaking about my recent work at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium in the context of a seminar titled, ‘Experimentation in the Context of Performance Practice’.

At Orpheus, I’ll be talking about issues that run through both As I Have Now Memoyre and my domestic installation/live performance-piece of 2006-7, The Soul Finds Rest In Unity/The Bravery of Women. A lot of the ideas I worked with in creating the 2006-7 pieces recur in As I Have Now Memoyre. These have to do with asking questions about the role of the performer (given that we tend to accept the composer’s role as ‘author’ of a performance) and the way in which musicians are able to use events of musical performance to create (and manipulate) their sense of self.