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Improvised Spectral Project


Formed spectral improv band: Looped electric guitar, flute, tabla and microtonal keyboard. Using simple pulses and harmonic series to create evolving soundscapes. This project revealed the necessity to think differently about the emergent musical material. Conventional approaches to melody, harmony and rhythm do not work with the pure ratios of the harmonic series. The experience and result was both liberating and constraining. Watch this space for a revised approach to this project...


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February Freedom

What follows is my response to some of the ensembles that emerged in this February's Freedom session at the Vortex Jazz Club. February Create - repeat - vary - abandon - create - repeat - vary - aband

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