September 29th, 2016

During the preparation for the moogmemory live show with Michael England, earlier this year, a number of new pieces came out of our collaboration together. moogmemory plus brings these new tracks together, along with reworked versions of Daniziel and Sam; reflecting how these pieces have changed through live performance. In addition, there is a homage READ MORE


April 21st, 2016

moogmemory is a forthcoming album for The Leaf Label, recorded entirely on a Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM) – a standard Moog Memorymoog that has been specially modified by engineer Rudi Linhard . moogmemory is also taking the form of a live, audio-visual show, touring from March-April 2016, where I will be collaborating with filmmaker and READ MORE

RADIOLAND: Album Release

December 1st, 2015

As I began to write this post, I was en route to Luxembourg, and to the Philharmonie, where, together with Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt, we performed another Radioland show. Hopefully this will be the beginning of another series of live performances abroad. And, as I now continue to write, several weeks later, the album versions of this READ MORE

Radioland: Reworking Kraftwerk’s Radioactivity – Rehearsal Photo Blog

February 23rd, 2015

As some of you may have seen from my recent newsletter, myself, Franck Vigroux, and installation artist Antoine Schmitt will be radically reworking Kraftwerk’s Radioactivity album in honour of it’s 40th Anniversary this year. It all started in the summer of last year, with my suggestion to do something together with Franck – as it READ MORE

Bourne Synthesiser Show

September 27th, 2013

Earlier this year, the inimitable Jon Quail of (the equally inimitable) Marsden Jazz Festival, commissioned me to create something special for this year’s New Stream strand. We discussed various ideas and settled on the idea of a solo show of some kind. Being far from a stranger to solo piano performance, it was made very READ MORE

1005021300 – Magic Mirrors & 2605021500 – Bath Solo

June 15th, 2013

So – two more concerts are now available to purchase from the Private Archive to kick off 2013. Both of these concerts are very different from each other and occurred just two weeks apart from each other…   1005021300 – Magic Mirrors came about through British Jazz impresario, John Cumming and was actually recorded by Jez Nelson on his portable DAT READ MORE

Insights on Montauk Variations

March 5th, 2013

So, it’s been a little over twelve months since the release of Montauk Variations on The Leaf Label, and, I discovered the following document whilst routing around for something else the other day. It’s actually a ‘score’ I had to prepare to accompany the other materials submitted for the 2012 BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) Award (nominated by READ MORE


September 4th, 2012

  The idea for COLLIDER came to Chris Sharkey in a dream he had – and wrote to all of us, explaining what he’d heard in the dream and that we (myself, Chris, Dave Kane and Chris Bussey) should all meet up and record/play regularly. So, we did – and still do. Yesterday, COLLIDER released READ MORE

1912011047 – for Amy Walker

July 16th, 2012

Dedicated to an old and dear friend of mine, Amy Walker; the next instalment to the Private Archive is long overdue. On hearing 0504012030 – for John Zorn & Mike Osborne, Steve Shepherd, then programme editor of Jazz on 3 (now as the force behind True Stories Told Live – based in Cardiff), invited me to record a session at Gateway READ MORE

Working with Sam Hobbs: reinterpreting Amon Tobin…

June 15th, 2012

My relationship with The Leaf Label began in earnest earlier last year and within the space of the last twelve months or so, a constant stream of potential projects and other creative ideas have been fed into my consciousness. So, when Leaf called with the proposition of remixing an Amon Tobin track for his new, eponymously-titled boxed set as READ MORE