career began in 1974, when at the age of 18 I joined the Hull Truck
Theatre Company as an actor and musician, under the direction of Mike
Bradwell, its founder.
years I was completely immersed in African music.
Caswell & I also collaborated in 2004 as The Howard Hughes Suite
- samples, electronica and real instruments.
In 2012 The London Science Museum restored the only surviving Oramics Machine and made it the centrepiece of its Oramics to Electronica exhibition. I was one of a group of specialists invited to co-curate the exhibition. Nick Street made two excellent videos:
|ORAMICS TO ELECTRONICA - 12 min documentary chronicling the Science Museum's co-curation process.|
|REUNION - 45 min video of a 'public reunion' session in the Science Museum theatre, featuring former members of the Radiophonic Workshop and EMS.|
|Although I no longer perform or record as an instrumentalist, I continue to develop my overtone singing and particularly enjoy singing in interesting acoustic spaces. A few examples are on YouTube:|
|ALTON OVERTONES - me singing in an empty Norman church in Wiltshire.|
|FINGAL'S CAVE - singing on the island of Staffa on an unusually calm day.|
|AMAZING GRACE - the well-known hymn sung as overtones.|
Also on Soundcloud:
HINYANJA - 30 min radio documentary about Yorkshire comedian & poet Rory Motion travelling to a remote corner of Lake Malawi to perform stand-up comedy in the local language. I went too, as the sound recordist.
|HOLE IN THE GROUND - singing down a pipe into one end of a reverberant underground chamber; recorded from a pipe at the other end of the chamber.|
|TELSTAR - me playing the Stylophone, accompanied by Rachel Knoedler on keyboard|
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