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. My show is called Space Is The Place, featuring 2 hours of out there music. You can tune in live on 106.3 FM or online.

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It's that time of the week again! Tonight at 11pm Space Is The Place drops on CandoFM www.candofm.co.uk

Tonight we have music from Busy Microbes (Rural Colours), Susan Matthews, Greentea Peng, Hot Chip, Timothy Milton Hill, Discus Music, Efterklang, the Jazz Butcher, Scout Niblett, The Amorphous Androgynous and much more
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In a fit of nepotism I’m featured on the new Space Is The Place 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Not written any music in a DAW for years. All been improvising and recording live. So got a little USB keyboard and started playing around in Ableton Live. ... See MoreSee Less

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A fun time 7 years ago with Charlie Collins and Yoko Miura at @heronmill ... See MoreSee Less

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Here’s my set from Tusk Virtual 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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It will just be pressing the odd button he said. Two weeks, dead easy! Famous last words Lee Etherington 🙂 bit full on but flipping worth it. The sense of community and artistic vision of this, my 8th Tusk Festival, was out the park. Off the planet. Starting with Sun Ra Arkestra and finishing 2 weeks later with a Moor Mother DJ mix. One of the best, most uplifting things I’ve been involved in. All free. As a sideline Tusk raised a big wedge of cash for local North East Foodbanks. Making sure kids get fed.

Fucking love my Tusk Festival family 🙂
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Another tune on tonight’s Space Is The Place on CandoFM is Lion Thief by The Beta Band

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On tonight’s Space Is The Place - CandoFM 11pm

We have Tav Falco’s Panther Burns doing a decent stab at the Ray Charles classic

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ShockingSimon Fell MP has just joined his puppet masters once again in rejecting a bid to feed more than a million children during school holidays, including thousands in Furness.

How many times will he vote against the families of Barrow and Furness?
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