The joy and challenge of graphic scores in musical performance
The origins of Trawl, a special release featuring Mick Harris/Scorn and Bill Laswell
The reality and challenges of trying to play one show in Spain with Brexit forcing your hand
An exploration of composer and artist Max Neuhaus (1939-2009) who alerted us to the vibrations of the world around us in unique ways.
An appraisal of the artist Charlotte Moorman who was a cellist, performance artist, known famously as the ‘topless cellist.’
An interview with the Scottish writer Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) at an exhibition in 2007
My memories of the British group Coil, sharing intimate stories and photographs from my archives
How I discovered Edgard Varèse, the father of Electronic Music, and the story of how he inspired me and many others
Noise is all around us. An exploration of how noise has inspired me and others in creativity
An exploration of the work of British experimental writer B.S. Johnson
The power and influence of radio on the creative process, from John Cage to Samuel Beckett, Brian Eno to Throbbing Gristle
How a photograph inspired me to investigate the work of American composer Tod Dockstader
A very personal look at how bullying in the cultural industries has had such impact and how it’s affected me
How do we listen to music today, and what is the value of recorded music as such?
The joy and agony of owning too many books, but the pleasures that they bring are immense
The pursuit of silence as a prompt to reflect and to consider the balance between noise and sound in your own life, ensuring you make space for yourself, not only physically but mentally.
The story of how i met legendary composer Luc Ferrari and our subsequent collaboration
The argument for paying creatives properly and treating them with respect.
A few thoughts on David Stubbs Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music
I’ve kept a diary since I was 12 years old, writing it each and every day since. Here’s the story!
Radio is not only a broadcast medium, but a work of art. Thoughts on this magical creative tool
The joy of a mixtape, this time created for BBC 6 Music Freak Zone
What is beauty? Some thoughts on beauty and noise
A few thoughts on the work of Harold Budd
Three things – Chris Marker’s San Soleil, BS Johnson’s The Unfortunates and travel
A tiny thought piece celebrating the work of my dear friend Alvin Curran
Celebrating the sounds of London, from morning until nightfall
A Top Ten list of films for Electric Sheep magazine, with thoughts on each film
An essay that explores Sound Polaroids and the development of found sound
Thoughts and memories on British Industrial band Test Dept