crafting engaging music and sound works that restore connection with our communities, ourselves and
our sonic imaginations.
Drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, we invited passersby to step off the high street, hop into bed, snuggle up and reconnect with the season of goodwill. Captivated by the dreamy play of lights and accompanied by a fascinating and subliminal soundtrack of clockwork whirrs wheels and well-known mid-winter melodies, visitors were free to explore a selection of sound toys that reawaken their inner child. Then, warmed by that most delightful dream, we invited them to make an advent offering for the coming Yuletide.
James and the Giant Peach
Working with young visitors to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden to record and produce a music-infused soundscape to accompany story excerpts and original illustrations from this famous tale. (July 2019)
Flamboyance: The World Turned Upsidown
The Annual Daydream Harvest quietly worked away with Aspire2, Whitley Community Development Association and Schools and community to grow a rather beautiful and unique event on the streets of Whitley South Reading.
Whistling grains from climbing frames. Sinister, unstable drones from a chest freezer and the clank of heavy iron gates. Most pleasing of all, the squeals and screams of visitors walking through the installation. Fright Night with WCDA and the Annual Daydream Harvest
Imagine walking through beautifully lit woodland with music and soundscapes transporting you to a different period in history. Visitors wander the woods, listening on wireless headphones to one of three, ten-minute compositions inspired by field recordings captured at the Woodland Trust's Tring Park in Hertfordshire.
Flamboyance: The Spire
Working with the Annual Daydream Harvest collective to create music and sound for 'The Spire' event in Whitley . Students from the local John Madjeski Academy school recorded vocal phrases and contributed to the sound design through field recordings sourced at the school. All the elements were used in the four tracks used for the final event.
Paraffinalia (Festive Road)
December 2015 and 2016
I was Musical Director for Festive Road's 'Paraffinalia' event in Milton Keynes 2015-16. In 2015, I was offered the opportunity to produce original music for the shows' fire performers and work alongside LoboTren, a community drumming group, to rehearse and perform a number of pieces to accompany the story of the Red Knight and Crow King. I was asked back in 2016 to compose music to accompany the main event a battle of knights, dragons and spirits.
The Winter Giant
Beautiful Creatures: Winter Giant
Writing music for the 'River Scene' of this winter spectacular. The music accompanied a giant heron and fish puppets on their way downstream to meet the lonely Winter Giant.
The Annual Daydream Harvest
I have worked with the Annual Daydream Harvest collective since 2014 as musician, sound artist and performer. Early projects include:
'Bones of a house' exhibition at Cornerstone, Sept 2016
Milton Keynes Fringe, August 2016
'In an artist's shoes,' Langtree School - July 2016
Readipop Festival, Caversham - July 2016
East Reading Festival 'Insecurity Guards' - June 2016
Open for Art 2016 with Jelly - June 2016
'Working the Makeshift' @Whitfest - May 2016
RePlay, Reading Year of Culture - May 2016
Flambouyance fire festival - February 2016.
'Locomotion' for Jelly's 'Walking Words' - February 2016
Interactive installations at Caversham Festival 2014 and 2015.
Exhibition 'With Intent' at Open Hand Open Space Nov 2015.
'ReTale' interactive installation at Jelly Arts, Summer 2015.
Poppycock sound sculpture, June 2015.
Octopus Evolves Perspective
In 2015 I was invited by Matthew Foster (Creative People) and poet Becci Fernley to write and produce a piece of music for this interdisciplinary installation. The piece integrated field recordings of local spaces with music, live poetry, sculpture and visual art exploring the story.