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Captain Yange News


On Thursday 31st October, Captain Yange will be performing at Blakey’s for Fat Pigeon Live. Our first gig for nearly 9 years, we will be performing a new track ‘The Next Time’ as well as an old favourite on the live-streamed show. The new line-up retains myself and Scott Ralph on vocals / guitar, with Henry Rogers on drums and Chris Cliff on bass. Henry was a former pupil of original drummer Paul Murfin, who recognised his talent and helped develop his career. Chris played with Paul in a number of bands, and collaborated with him on the improvisational Beeface project.

The EP is still not done, but work is progressing. We hope to have an update soon as well as a re-release of  the 2008 debut ‘Compos Mentis’.

Upcoming Conferences


Next month I will be presenting work at two conferences. On 8th September I will be at Innovations in Music in London, delivering a talk entitled ‘Interactivity and Liveness in Popular Music‘. The event also features a keynote interview with Imogen Heap,  Talvin Singh, Ken Scott and my colleague Marc Estibeiro.  I will be discussing some of my PhD work including Piece for Tape, Church Belles and Kafka-Esque.

On 14th September I will be at Tracking the Creative Process in Music in Huddersfield (TCPIM 2017). I will be presenting a talk on ‘The Use of Metaphor in Interactive Systems for Singer-Songwriters‘.

Noisefloor Concerts this Week


noisefloor1.5MBIt’s Noisefloor time! The full programme is on the festival website. Tuesday is Fixed Acousmatic Works (curated by Doug Rouxel), Wednesday is Popular Music and Interactive Systems (curated by myself), Thursday is Audio-Visual Music (curated by Dave Payling) and Acoustic Instruments and Electronics (curated by Marc Estibeiro). New for 2017, all three days will feature screenings of experimental films, curated by Dan Hopkins.

All concerts are linked to student concerts, where they present and perform assessed work at the end of the academic year. My concert on Wednesday features work by Manoli Moriaty, Shane Byrne, Rob Blazey, Ryan Kirkbride and Rustad Holseter.

Piece for Tape


PieceForTapeScreenshotA new piece, recently premièred at De Montfort University’s MTI concert series. Created as a one-take live recording (yes, really) with the system visuals, and available here for your viewing / listening pleasure.

‘Piece for Tape’ builds on ground covered  in the Church Belles piece, in which everyday objects and metaphors are used to reveal how the interactive system works and link into the composition itself – which explores memory and nostalgia.

‘Piece for Tape’ works with custom/hacked Max for Live audio devices and visuals created with Max.

Noisefloor 2017


noisefloor_2017_squareIn May 2017 we will again be running the Noisefloor festival.

The festival will feature five strands. These are: fixed acousmatic (curated by Doug Rouxel; popular music and interactive systems (curated by myself); visual music (curated by Dave Payling); acoustic instruments and electronics (curated by Marc Estibeiro) and for the first time, experimental film (curated by Daniel Hopkins).

We look forward to welcoming international and national artists as well as presenting material by students on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.