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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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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Inside the Machine Masters Project

Inside the Machine Concert Part 2

A Throne of Games 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 second entry in this series focuses […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 5. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 4)

Concert Reflection 19th April 2017 St. Gregory’s Centre for Music That’s it. This part of the project is over. It’s seems like no time at all has passed since I first introduced you to the Circuit Bending section. Before I go on to discuss the concert, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 4. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 3)

What’s in a Name? /Workshops 2 & 3 In this mini-series I will talk about circuit-bending as part of Creative Project, as well as occasionally, how it will relate to my Main composition project. In the last post, I introduced you to the instruments by how I bent them. But now it’s time to Name […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 3. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 2)

The Death of the Radioscramaphonia /First Workshop In this mini-series I will talk about circuit-bending as part of Creative Project, as well as occasionally, how it will relate to my Main composition project. When I started planning this entry I had completed my first Circuit Bent instrument and gave it the name ‘Radioscramaphonia’. I then […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Circuit-Bending Creative Project Masters Project

Masters Project: 2. Circuit-Bending Toys (Part 1)

An Introduction and the Plan In this mini-series I will talk about circuit-bending as part of Creative Project, as well as occasionally, how it will relate to my Main composition project. As corny as it sounds, the first question that has to be asked is ‘what is Circuit-Bending?’. The term Circuit-Bending was coined by Qubais […]

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Canterbury Christ Church University Composition Masters Project

Masters Project: 1. Introduction

An introduction to the series about my Masters Project. For roughly the next 18 months, I will be studying my Master of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, with a focus on Composition. My aim for my Main Project as it stands at this point in time, is to create and develop an installation which […]