How to connect your Mini.mu to PureData

I was very fortunate enough to be made one of the prototype versions of Helen Leigh Steers amazing Mini.mu gloves, it uses micro:bit to create a gestural controller and is aimed at getting younger people into the more fun/physical things that coding and tech can do. I’ve been pushing what this little, cheap product can…

Inductive Pendulum

One of my latest ideas is an evolution of my Proximity Mixer that uses Induction and Proximity to transfer audio signals from a source to a pickup through the air. This version uses an inductor on a pendulum with an audio signal running through it, with a stationary pickup on the base that picks up the…

Soundcamp Festival and DMSA Students

I had the pleasure recently of leading part of one of the modules for the Digital Music and Sound Arts course at Brighton University thanks to the wonderful Maria Papadomanolaki. The culmination of which was a collaborative installation build at SoundCamp festival in London. I had a lot of fun with the build and hopefully the…

DimitriDroneMachine

My latest commission was this drone/noise machine for artist and genius Dimitri Simakis http://www.valianteffort.net/ It combines the drones from the strings with the interference/noise from a motor controlled by a PWM circuit. It has inductive and piezo pickup and not a whole lot else!

Tubular Solenoid Bells

My latest creation is a solenoid driven tubular bell rig, made from copper pipe and scrap wood. The assembly is collapsable and houses the solenoids that come with the DADA machines Automat kit. It’s going to be a very versatile instrument played by many different methods, I can hook it up to my Hummingbird installation…

2018 Portfolio of works

I’ve recently updated a quick montage of some of the instruments i’ve made over the past 10 years! enjoy:

Connecting Raspberry pi and PureData

During one of my most recent events, I needed to connect PureData on my Raspberry Pi up to a physical switch to toggle a Bang event. For those that don’t use Raspberry Pi or PureData that probably sounded like gobbledegook. The Raspbery pi is: a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom…

Mini Dronemachine 

This is probably the quickest build of a Dronemachine I’ve managed! I was being interviewed for a mini Hackoustic documentary and realised I had no dronemachines of my own to show! So this was a very rushed build but had remarkably good sounds at the end! Made from the motor coil of an electric fan,…

Hackoustic in Electronic Sound magazine!

We were very privileged to have been interviewed and photographed by the amazing Electronic Sound magazine during our recent #HackousticVillage festival . The magazine is fantastic and the article they wrote about us at Hackoustic is a hugely positive and a wonderful piece. I would scan the article for you to read, but I would seriously…

Dronitar Commission 

My latest commission is finished and sounding rather nice! It’s made from scrap/reclaimed woods, repurposed transformers for pickups, recycled motor parts to create a hum/drone and misc hardware to finish it all off.

HackousticVillage

We (Hackoustic) recently curated the HackousticVillage at the We Are Robots festival at Truman Brewery in London. It was an incredible event full of amazing people. Here is a quick walk-through from our friend Sam Battle, AKA LookMumNoComputer And here is a great breakdown of the event as a whole featuring a few of our…

Planted Symphony

I was asked by Charles Matthews and Drake Music to help out on this installation/performance piece for Arts and Gardens for the 2017 Liberty Festival at Olympic Park The concept was a lovely one, and one that Charles worked insanely hard to pull off. Installations included Pressure Sensor triggers, Flowers that when you blow into them they…