Good morning! Welcome to my web site, where you can find out about my music, and listen to some of it, as well as my various other ventures over the years.
I have now, as threatened, redone my page on The Europeans, complete with some of the music (by no means all of the pieces) for your listening and dining pleasure. Apart from Psychoyogi it was my main musical activity for a while.
I am now back to work on Hall of Mirrors, which reached an important milestone before I stopped for other activities. I can’t really go into any more detail than that, except to say that I’m very excited about some new solo strings sound libraries, which sound amazing. I’ve also been finding my new Harp Pedal Tracker immensely useful for this (even better than Scrabble tiles, which someone I know uses) — see Older News.
As I mentioned previously, back in the 1990s I generated some raw material from my Fractal Music program for the Atari ST (of fond memory), and it’s been kicking around in a drawer ever since. I’m now making it into Hall of Mirrors, a fairly major five movement work for chamber orchestra, starting with the last movement. Watch this space.
Our new album, Shrine, is complete! If you would like a copy of the CD, please use my contact form and I'll send you PayPal details. It is also available to download and listen to on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon (among others?).
Meanwhile, our album launch party for Shrine is set for 19 August on the Minesweeper.
There’s a new(ish) page on the site, for the benefit of composers struggling to keep track of their harp pedal settings. Very niche, I know, but it could well be handy for some folks. And yes, I’m well aware that it doesn’t work too well on various types of touch-screen and mobile device, but I’m afraid I can’t dedicate the rest of my life to catering for whatever kind of hybrid device the industry thinks up next!
- Original The Bebop Variations for brass trio recorded with MIDI — listen here.
- New scores of the Trumpet Concerto and — possibly my strangest work — in heaven... to replace old handwritten versions. PDF extracts available to download.
- Original 1974 recording of Formative Years now available for listening to here, on YouTube and on SoundCloud. Real human musicians! Some of them now jazz luminaries.
Apart from all that, naturally, this new(ish) web site: explore my works, read my biography, keep track of your harp pedal settings, and see what’s on the various other pages. You can also get in touch with me via the Contact form. And for those with a taste for historical technical curiosities, there’s even a page about my NotaFile document.
As well as listening to my MIDI recordings on this site, you can visit my channels on YouTube and SoundCloud to hear the same MIDI realizations of eight of my works, and see the same YouTube videos as you can see here, to get a glimpse of the scores (in most cases). These pieces are available: Bebop, lovesongs, The Bossa Nova Variations, Return of the Son of the Bebop Variations, Variations on a Theme of George Harrison, Music for an Imaginary Ballet, Five Pieces for Saxophone Quartet and a little musical joke called Porterstraum.
Also on the Listen page is my standard disclaimer about MIDI recordings, and a note about browser compatibility with the players for YouTube, SoundCloud and plain MP3s embedded in these pages.
And in case anyone’s wondering, what I’m actually looking at in that photo is not the score of String Quartet no.1, but a large owl perched on my wrist.