CAPSULE – concerts in Newcastle-Manchester-London

May 16th, 2015

CAPSULE, is an intimate little chamber project featuring myself, Tam de Villiers (guitar) and Jean-Brice Godet (clarinets). We rehearsed together in Airedale and in Paris, wrote a few nice tunes, and now we’re going to play them in: May 17 The Bridge Newcastle  18 Cross Street Unitarian Chapel Manchester 20 The Vortex (Downstairs) London   Come. Come see READ MORE

Impermanence Trio at Cheltenham Jazz Festival – TODAY

May 2nd, 2015

TODAY, as part of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Impermanence Trio will play at Cheltenham Ladies College – but with a technological twist and some audience participation… Curious?! Read on… Impermanence Trio teamed up with Professor Jonty Stockdale of the University of West London last year, to conduct a series of recordings as part of Jonty’s research. We were duly fitted with bio-feedback READ MORE

Radioland in GLASGOW

April 18th, 2015

For those of you who missed the Radioland tour last month, and fancy a trip to what is, arguably, one of the best cities on the planet; we’re playing another show at Platform Glasgow as part of the Outskirts Festival on Saturday April 25. We were lucky enough to have some favourable tour reviews from Vibrations, Jazzwise and The READ MORE

‘Radioland’ audio preview: TRANSISTOR & RADIOACTIVITY

February 25th, 2015

Two preview tracks from the upcoming Radioland Tour have been uploaded onto the Sound UK Soundcloud page for you to enjoy: a Memorymoog/Minimoog duet of Transistor and the more beat-driven Radioactivity. You might like to compare them to the original versions… They’re from the rehearsal ‘showreel’ we’ve put together for the purposes of remembering the show(!), who does what, READ MORE

Radioland – Rehearsal Photo Blog

February 23rd, 2015

New stuff on blog giving a little bit of insight into the rehearsal process ahead of the forthcoming Radioland tour in a few weeks. The blog features the excellent photography of Sarah Mason to whet your appetite for the shows and, especially for the geek inside of you (we’ve all got one), there’s a sneaky peek at some of the equipment READ MORE

On Tour: Radioland – Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ Revisited

February 16th, 2015

Touring this March, a new project with fellow musician Franck Vigroux, and installation artist Antoine Schmitt; honouring the 40th anniversary of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album, by reworking the material, bringing our own sensibilities to bear on Kraftwerk’s aktivität. So, if you’d like to see/hear some classic tunes reworked, old-school analogue synthesisers, powerful sub-bass and stunning generative video, then do come READ MORE

Performing live to projection of F.W. Murnau’s, ‘Last Laugh’

October 23rd, 2014

It’s always a challenge and pleasure to perform live to projection – and I’m particularly looking forward to this one. I’ve been concentrating on recording a solo synthesizer album for The Leaf Label so, some of those ideas are bound to pop up, where appropriate… Have a look at the complete LIFF28 Film Calendar for READ MORE

Everything Everything: Chaos to Order at Central Library, Manchester

October 23rd, 2014

Myself and Christophe de Bézenac will be installing ourselves in Manchester’s newly-refurbished Central Library on November 10 – as part of Everything Everything‘s Chaos to Order residency. We’ll be combining analogue synthesizers, saxhophone and sound processing via Pure Data – along with visual elements that will be screened and processed (also by Pure Data). We’ll READ MORE

One Way to Osaka – latest film music with Dan Berridge

October 8th, 2014

This is a lovely short film by Ben & Joe Dempsey (and takes me back to my own visit to Japan some years ago). Lots of piano/cello (and violin – from Tom Sidebottom) and vocals from David Harks. You can view the audio playlist at Dan Berridge’s Soundcloud page.    

//Bourne/Berridge/Bourne// – Mini-Album now Available!

September 15th, 2014

At long last, this collaborative endeavour between myself and long-term musical friend, Dan Berridge – is available for download. You can also listen to the tracks here. Recorded in a few different locations over a period of months, this collection of tracks is just another stepping stone on a musical path that will hopefully stretch READ MORE