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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine

Inside the Machine Concert Part 4

On the 28th April 2016 I put on a concert which featured a mixture of some of my favourite open-scored, chance-based, and quasi-composed/quasi-improvised pieces to both celebrate and summarise the three years I spent studying my Bachelor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. The piece I’m going to discuss in this entry to the […]

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Call Outs Canterbury Christ Church University Composition PhD

Call for Trans and Non-Binary Individuals

Trigger Warning: Mentions of Transphobia, Mentions of Sexual Abuse (in score), J K Rowling Call Out for Non-Binary and Trans individuals Voices (volunteer) for PhD Score “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but your words will not divide us”. Timeline: October 2020 – February 2021 No previous experience necessary. Can remain anonymous if desired. […]

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Alistair Zaldua Automatronics Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Festival Lauren Redhead Reviews

Review #2 – Automatronic

Automatronic New Music for Organ and Electronics Part of the Canterbury Festival, held in the Anselm Chapel at Canterbury Christ Church University on Monday 22nd October 2018. Lauren Redhead (Organ) & Alistair Zaldua (Violins and Electronics) I must admit my bias before I move on. I have experienced a few Automatronic concerts in the last […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine

Inside the Machine Concert Part 3

What if? The Hansel & Gretel Tale On the 28th April 2016 I put on a concert which featured a mixture of some of my favourite open-scored, chance-based, and quasi-composed/quasi-improvised pieces to both celebrate and summarise the three years I spent studying my Bachelor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. Unlike the last two […]

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Finding the Play

Finding the Play. One of the things I’ve learnt over my studies is the importance of play and fun in what ever you are doing. This is not to say that the more mundane, and dry tasks aren’t important too, just that enjoyment of what you are doing should  be one of your top priorities. […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Composition Masters Project

Masters Project: 6. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 5)

Notation Experiments for Circuit-Bent Toys As I move onto my PhD it is high-time that I complete this series. After all, the Master’s Project is now complete. It became clear in the middle of the project that I had bitten off more than I could chew regarding the installation. There was not enough time to […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 5.2. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 4 and a 1/2)

Circuit-Bending Toys UPDATE This is a quick update to the Masters Project Series, which will now continue into my PhD as a reflection on what has happened in the first part of my postgraduate studies. However this is not truly a new post, but a notification that the documentary I had to create for my […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Composition General Update Masters Project

Happy New Year (2018)

I’d thought I’d start this year off with a post about what fantastic things have happened in 2017, and what awaits me in 2018. 2017 We can all agree that 2017 was a turbulent year. However, with that being said, there a few things that are positive about the year: January saw the start of […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Experiments and Explorations Masters Project

Experiments and Explorations Part 2

Below is a link to the second entry in a series of blogs titled ‘Experiments and Explorations’ that I write for Canterbury Christ Church University School of Music and Performing Arts: When I last posted a few months ago, I provided you with more of a general overview of how I compose, and why. In […]

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How I Learnt to Fail

How I Learnt to Fail In addition to being Autistic, I have clinically diagnosed  Atychiphobia, or to put it another way a fear of failure. Therefore failing is not just an uncomfortable experience for me to endure, it is something I will avoid at all costs. The irony is that by avoiding the potential success, I […]