Author Archives: Guy

Opus 17a + EVOL

I recently had the honour of working on something for EVOL, the computer music project by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp. This particular project involved a re-creation of Opus 17a by Hanne Darboven, and my task was to … Continue reading

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Mapping Tintinnabuli Transformations

My project, Tintinnabuli Mathematica, involves the process of trying to understand Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli method of composition in order to use this knowledge for my own music-making. The tintinnabuli method transforms the notes of the M-voice into notes in the scale’s … Continue reading

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Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I

I’m pleased to announce that, with the help of Joe Evans at Runningonair Music, my new album, Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I., has been released. It’s the result of a generative music project that I’ve been  working on for over three … Continue reading

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Experimental Music Mix

On Tuesday 9th January, via KFAI radio, Eric Frye posted a new episode of Splice-Free, “a programme examining experimental compositions past and present”. The mix includes work by many artists whose work I admire: Alva Noto, Theo Burt, Jo Thomas, … Continue reading

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13 Music Highlights in 2013

Not really a ‘best of’, this list represents a few of the things that I’ve enjoyed this year. In no particular order: Autechre – Exai and L-Event (Warp Records) Complex sounds and complex rhythms, but with more soul than preceding … Continue reading

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SEQUENCE7 and TM12

Once again, the Futuresequence label has released a cracking compilation of experimental and ambient music for free. SEQUENCE7 contains 30 tracks that were whittled down from over 200 submissions through a selection process by label owner Michael Waring with the … Continue reading

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Computer Fatigue and the Rise of Sonic Complexity

Last month sound artist Kate Carr wrote an article called Computer fatigue and the rise of the human which examines how and why some electronic musicians are turning away from the computer and digital recording/processing in favour of using analogue … Continue reading

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Hawthorn and Cow Parsley

Spring has finally got going here in Sneinton. Around three weeks ago swifts arrived back, and in the past week hawthorn has bloomed. The screaming of swifts as they feed on the wing, getting closer as the day ends and … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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Three Minutes and Thirty Three(-ish) Seconds

Le Berger (Sam Landry from Montreal, Canada) has put out an album of drone music by various artists – 3m33s, in which one track was released per day between 30th January and 3rd March. Guidelines for submitting tracks specified a … Continue reading

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