Intransigent play: exploring Derek Bailey's practice through his practise
In this seminar I will explore some aspects of the work of improvising guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005), drawing on his recorded output and his published writings as well as on unpublished manuscripts from his archive. I will explore Bailey's musical practice by looking at his "practise" in the straightforward sense familiar to all musicians: the material that he practised.
Using Data and Machine Learning to Support Human Musical Practices
It’s 2019, and machine learning seems to suddenly be everywhere: playing Go, driving cars, serving us targeted advertising. Machine learning can compose new folk tunes and synthesise new sounds. What does this mean for those of us who compose or perform new music, or who create new interactions with sound? What does our future hold, besides sitting at home all day listening to algorithmically generated music after robots take our jobs?
Ham-Handed: lecture recital for pianists, live and on screen, and captions
This lecture recital is growing out of research I began as a Fellow at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities in 2015-16, in which I reflected on my role and possibilities for ethical artistic statement as a ‘Euro-American’ trained primarily in a ‘Western’ art music that has long drawn material from outside of itself in order to perpetuate itself.