Poznań Spring

I’ll be giving a solo live coding performance in Poland as part of the long running Pozńan Spring festival on March 20th. It’s at Sala Błękitna, Akademia Muzyczna im.  Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego, at 17:00. Thanks to the always amazing Lidia Zielińska, whose music is featured elsewhere in the festival, for inviting me.


BEER: Dark Matter

The first stage of our ongoing collaboration with the Art@CMS project at CERN will have an initial outing in the University’s Arts and Sciences Festival, Thursday March 17, 7:30PM at Birmingham Open Media. We’ll be sonifying data from the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Here’s a cap of some work in …


New Folk Songs Project with BCMG

The closing event of the CrossCurrents Festival on February 20th will be a concert by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, including the premiere of a collaborative song cycle inspired by Berio’s Folk Songs and involving numerous composers: Michael Zev Gordon, Joe Cutler, Ed Bennett, Daria Kwiatkowska, Judith Weir, Richard Baker, Charlotte Bray, Howard Skempton, Federico Favali, Patrick Giguere, …


BEAST and SOUNDkitchen at CrossCurrents Festival

Some exciting BEAST events coming up, in the form of our latest ‘Pantry Sessions’ collaboration with SOUNDkitchen. We’re presenting two days of events as part of the CrossCurrents Festival. Includes Annie Mahtani/Iain Armstrong, Justin Wiggan, Jo Thomas, Eliot Bates, David Ogborn, Michael Edwards, Ellen Fallowfield and the first of two reappearances of our Qawwali Research …


BEAST Pantry Sessions: Hand-made Music

The latest BEAST event is Thursday December 10th in the Dome Room in the Bramall music building. Performances by John Richards and his Dirty Electronics wielding partners in crime (from a workshop earlier in the day), Manfredi Clemente and Ben Peers doing no-input mixing and live electronics, and BEER giving the Birmingham premiere of Switchblade in a …