I am a Community Creative working with digital technology based in South Cumbria.

A composer and improvisor working with mobile and online technology, pushing the boundaries of digital technology and off the peg electronics in improvised music for many years. I became the first Cumbrian composer in the British Music Collection in 2014. I work with my environment: from the use of field recordings to experiments of live remote performances in odd places using phone technology.

My practice has grown to incorporate visuals, which like my sound work is based in improvisation and my environment. I have been involved in a number of site-specific multi-media performances from Barcelona to a tour of British seaside towns.

I am an experienced workshop leader and specialise in creative technology, working with the community, schools and arts organisations to get the best creative use out of new technology.

This has seen augmented reality exhibitions in primary schools, internet radio broadcasts from 18th century water mills, comics about Vikings, animations, film making, photography and online blogging.

I also lead workshops in group improvisation and graphic scoring.

Space Is The Place

I DJ on local community radio station CandoFM. The show is called Space Is The Place, featuring 2 hours of music without borders. I share the presenting duties with Steve Robson. You can tune in live on 106.3 FM or online. Links to our Social Media

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discus-music.co.uk/catalogue/dis115-detail

‘this disc’s discrete imagistic charms alter your expectations like an aural bath in absinthe, comprised of epic soundtracks for the mind that color it as one of the more hallucinatory experiences you’re likely to imbibe this year.’
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It was lovely being out in the sun yesterday. Brunch out then great to bump into friends. Felt almost normal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight with SteveDon’t forget to tune in to Space Is The Place - every Thursday at 11pm on CandoFM #musicwithoutborders #communityradio ... See MoreSee Less

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Playing with Some Some Unicorn in Brighton a few years ago ... See MoreSee Less

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One of my favourite activities is being half of @spaceistheplaceradioshow - a weekly 2 hour excursion into the world of #musicwithoutborders - broadcasts every Thursday on @cando.fm at 11pm ... See MoreSee Less

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The first album I released of electronics - now 20 years old - Name Your Price

This is a remastered edition of Vague Recollections On Lost Highway released for the first time under the name Clutter. Tracks 1-10 are the original album and tracks 11 & 12 are both unreleased tracks recorded under the name Hela Parc in 1998 in Lancaster.

Previous editions:

*First released in 2001 as a limited edition hand crafted CDr by Hypermnesis Records under the name Manassas.

*Released in 2006 on net label Earth Monkey Productions under the name Manassas.

clutter.bandcamp.com/album/vague-recollections-on-lost-highway
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I have absolutely loads of music available as pay what you want pay what you can over on Bandcamp - clutter.bandcamp.com/ 20 years worth #experimentalambient #listentomynoise ... See MoreSee Less

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A cold day - best to stay cosy 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love @yokoono ... See MoreSee Less

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Forget just how amazing @thepopgroupofficial were. Completely of the time and ahead of their time. Breaking the time continuum or something! Where There’s A Will as it were ... See MoreSee Less

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My very first band The Peach Thieves - around 1987 here ... See MoreSee Less

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Coming up at 11pm ... See MoreSee Less

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A few years ago I was doing a series of live broadcasts of improvisations from interesting places. Some were solo and some were as Hugs Bison with @philpowell - great fun to do ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever think you are being judged… ... See MoreSee Less

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That time I was an Information Octopus ... See MoreSee Less

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Another shot I love. Playing live in Sheffield many years ago. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still one of my favourite photos of me ... See MoreSee Less

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Playlist: 09-09-2021

Archive: www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-09-09-2021/ originally broadcast on @cando.fm
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Postman was very good today. Arrived on the mat - new @lowtheband album and new @santasprees album. Both utterly wonderful and strange and heartfelt. ... See MoreSee Less

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