Experimental

During my time spent composing, I have experimented in various fields of study such as:

  • Temporally and tonally free-form music creation
  • Experimental and extended technique based orchestration
  • Sound art and noise manipulation
  • High impact visual editing
  • AI deep learning digital video manipulation

Emphasising a compositional philosophy of versatility and uniqueness, my approach to experimentation reinforces my desire to push boundaries and engage listeners in any such work I create.

Recommended works:

  • R.V.D.B. – high impact visuals
  • Proxy – deepfakes
  • Newsthink – digital avatar
  • The Unending Path – orchestral

2018 RECITAL

PART I – THE LUCIFER PROJECT

An exploration of spatialised textural synthesis, Cold-War themed space race propaganda and modern space related conspiracy theories

PART II – PROXY

An experimental work that combines “deepfaked” visual face manipulation, real-world military footage and distorted digital synthesis into an atmospheric commentary on modern, state perpetrated proxy wars and geopolitics

PART III – NEWSTHINK

Free-tone orchestral arrangements mixed with surreal text-to-speech driven digital video manipulation

Explainer video of how Newsthink was created

PART IV – 1488

A commentary on the emerging phenomena of modern white supremacism and the violent rhetoric surrounding different forms of extremism

PART V – ANAESTHESIA

Detailed soundscape synthesis, acousmatics and atmospherics within the context of social disillusionment

2017 RECITAL

PART I – THE UNENDING PATH

An exploration of Scandinavian and Nordic large scale pianissimo orchestral stylings with heavy emphasis on extended techniques and acousmatic percussion

PART II – TEMPORAL-CONVERGENCE

A study of ‘Temporal Music Mechanics’; the metric and dynamic manipulation of music in a free form time environment

PART III – INCIDENT AT 37°N 115°W

Detailed sound design in a musical context and the spatialisation of time-based effects, combined with a faux style documentary opening

PART IV – R.V.D.B.

A high impact audiovisual work mixing memes, found footage, advertising and historical videos in a surreal VHS frame cycling style visualisation, replete with tracking errors, colour sync glitches and tape damage style effects

VISUAL EXPERIMENTATION

LUART & STICKERY

Utilising emergent AI deep learning applications (known colloquially on the internet as a “deepfake”), I face-swapped my university lecturers