My current interests concern setting up frameworks within which musical composition can occur through the influence of outside forces. The various realisations of this idea I term 'automatic music'. Examples are interactive installations which respond to (or are played by) the audience, weather-driven work, and improvised performance. Automatic music encapsulates ideas of generative systems, self organisation and feedback which have been of interest to me since my master's study in artificial life in the early 2000's.

I'm also interested in multisensory effects, specifically the way sound can activate objects in the imagination of the audience, and much of my recent work (such as Aeolus' Cabinet and Colony) explores this territory.

I have been awarded a PhD from the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University under Professor Ray Lee (DoS) and Professor Paul Whitty, and I currently hold the position of Senior Lecturer in Music Technology at Leicester De Montfort University.

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