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Duo concert w/Keith Tippett + other London Jazz Festival appearances

November 8th, 2017

  TIPPETT / BOURNE DUO – NOVEMBER 10, KINGS PLACE, 19:30 It’s difficult to express how incredible it is to be making music with Keith Tippett. He is the reason I play the piano the way I do – and his music certainly shaped my early musical development whilst still at college. Fast forward twenty years(!), READ MORE




Twenty-Seven Areas of Contention (for Basil Kirchin) + Sam

October 26th, 2017

for Basil Kirchin by Matthew Bourne     Way back in February, I was asked to take part in Mind on The Run: The Basil Kirchin Story – where I was commissioned by Serious to respond to Kirchin’s work in a solo setting of my choosing. Unsurprisingly, I chose to use the Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog, READ MORE




New Project Live Debut: Nightports / Middleton Hall, Hull / October 12

October 2nd, 2017

  I’ve been working with Adam Martin and Mark Slater (AKA Nightports) in various educational settings over the years, but this is the first time that our collaborative endeavours as musicians / producers, has come to fruition. The Nightports Manifesto is a simple one: only the sounds of the featured musician can be used – READ MORE




World Premier of Isotach, Platform, Glasgow // New Rehearsal Video

September 7th, 2017

Tomorrow is a rather special day: myself, along with violist Aby Vulliamy, and cellist Mick Bardon, will play live versions of material from Isotach, at Platform, Glasgow. It’s the first time I’ve tried to represent something captured on recording so closely in a concert setting. Before we launch into this music for the very first time READ MORE




Massive interview for Fractured Air // New Ray Kane video of ‘Candela’…

August 17th, 2017

Isotach is officially released tomorrow, and I understand there have been a few favourable reviews floating around. I shall do my best to repost these on the usual social media channels, but, if you want a little more insight into the lazy, hesitant, often-reluctant process that is responsible for bringing much of this music to READ MORE




Clash Magazine video premiere

May 24th, 2017

  Clash Magazine have decided to premiere the first of three videos featuring myself playing / talking about the forthcoming album for The Leaf Label: Isotach. Directed by Ray Kane, these videos were shot at my home in Airedale, where the music was recorded. Hopefully these will shed some light on the music from a READ MORE




LIVE ON WORLDWIDE FM TODAY

March 24th, 2017

  Today, I will be live, on air, on Worldwide FM for an hour, playing whatever I like – as a precursor to my Piano Day concert with Trim at Union Chapel, on March 29. SO, tune in to WORLDWIDE FM between 11:00-12:00 today to listen live. The session is also streamed live on the READ MORE




BLACK CYGNET – AN EVENING OF NEW MUSIC AT THE WHITE SWAN, LEEDS

November 12th, 2016

This year, Leeds College of Music have asked if I would curate six evenings of music at The White Swan, in Leeds. The musical focus of these evenings emphasises  original and exploratory music; showcasing student bands from LCoM alongside players from the UK scene (and beyond). The first of these concerts will take place on NOVEMBER READ MORE




MOOGMEMORY PLUS EP / KEIGHLEY VIDEO / LEEDS FILM FESTIVAL

September 29th, 2016

moogmemory plus is an EP of new tracks – a companion piece of sorts, to moogmemory, released earlier this year. It’s available to pre-order HERE. You can also read more about these tracks in the most recent BLOG POST. The first track on the EP, Keighley, features in a film made by Michael England, whilst READ MORE




ARCHIVE VIDEO: PIANO DEMOLITION PERFORMANCE, SPATCHCOCK, 2010

September 3rd, 2016

‘SPATCHCOCK‘ nights were legendary: hosted by a community of extraordinarily creative people living in amongst the warehouses in Overbuy Road, London. Raucous, intense, powerful, FUN. As the evenings progressed, one could be guaranteed of becoming quite mashed-up, and continuing well into the following morning… SPATCHCOCK had asked if I would play an old upright piano – one they READ MORE