Abreagierung 50°56’01.6″N 0°47’33.4”E + Daylight Music: The Church Tour

March 29th, 2023

Piano. Today is Piano Day. Happy Piano Day. Abreagierung 50°56’01.6″N 0°47’33.4”E is a piano + memorymoog track that now resides within the Piano Day Compilation Vol. 2 alongside some very distinguished artists, including Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Yann Tiersen, Hélène Vogelsinger, and others. This track would have otherwise been homeless had it not been for Nils READ MORE

Bösendorfer Imperial – Photo Journal

June 10th, 2022

Today was no ordinary Friday. For years I had only dreamed about the idea of building a studio, and even less the idea of anything like the instrument now sitting inside it. I’ll save talk of the build, and the instrument for future Blog instalments, but for now, figured a photo journal of today’s events READ MORE

Making Irrealis

May 27th, 2022

DÉBUT FRIENDSHIP, COLLABORATION, AND THE UNREAL These pieces were made barely moments after recording a piece for another project – caught impulsively, but also on the precipice of velleity from which much of my work seems to emerge. There is a liminality to these proceedings, but on the conclusion of each piece, there seemed an READ MORE

Irrealis – new album + Piano Day solo concert

March 29th, 2022

Today sees the announcement of the latest release for The Leaf Label – Irrealis – a mini album of prepared piano pieces. Tonight, I’ll be carting my box of bolts, screws and Blu-Tack to the Howard Assembly Room, for a special Piano Day edition of Brudenell Piano Sessions – a series of monthly concerts with a piano focus, READ MORE

The Embalmer – forthcoming duo album w/Emil Karlsen

February 7th, 2022

It is a real pleasure to be working with Emil Karlsen – who is arguably one of the most individual improvising musicians to have emerged onto the European scene in recent years. Emil and I got together and played some music sometime in 2020. The sessions were recorded and produced by Chris Sharkey, and the READ MORE

Désinances released on Sähkö Recordings

July 24th, 2021

Désinances is a collection of solo piano pieces taken from two contrasting recording sessions. The first was intended as a set of raw materials made specifically for a collaborative project with Franck Vigroux, and provided the impetus for the making of this album, with the second following on shortly afterwards. Both occasions yielded different musical READ MORE

Studio Build Part I // Not making a brick but building a wall

December 16th, 2020

What follows is a sort of photo blog, chronicling the period between April-December 2020. This was time spent neither making any new music, nor being particularly creative.

Bandcamp Bundle + 1674 exclusive Fender Rhodes EP

June 5th, 2020

I hope that you are all keeping well, and have found the opportunity to tune in to all sorts of music these last few months – especially via Bandcamp and their generous gesture of waiving their fees for artists. Aside from today’s enticing all-inclusive bundle on offer from The Leaf Label, I have added a short set READ MORE

Be ready, always: on working with Keith Tippett

April 9th, 2020

ENTÊTE This blog is a mixture of personal reflection, thoughts on process, on how working with Keith Tippett has helped reshape the topography of my piano/performance practice, and deserved praise for the work and pianism of one of the most significant musicians of our time. BACKGROUND Since discovering Keith Tippett’s music (Mujician I, II, III / Dedicated READ MORE

Nightports w/ Betamax – NEW ALBUM RELEASE

April 1st, 2020

Adam Martin and Mark Slater, AKA Nightports, are unleashing a new collaboration w/ Betamax (Hot Head Show / The Comet is Coming). If this sneak preview is anything to go by, you can bet that the full album will be a labour of dedicated listening, inventive reshaping, and recontextual production mastery. And who could expect READ MORE