I am a musician, sound artist and musical instrument designer. My work in musical instrument design focuses on the development of new musical instruments; predominantly acoustic and mechanical, with a particular penchant for those in the bass/sub-bass register. One of the central aims of my work in creating new musical instruments is to develop fresh interfaces with sound for both performer and audience.
I have an almost unhealthy fascination with sound, often being distracted by a squeaky shoe or the sound of the ventilation system when I should be concentrating on something else. I can’t help but twist the uses of objects, to find new ways of creating sound and interfaces with instruments and technology.
I also perform live electronic/dance music – mainly using self-built acoustic instruments – and drone, doom metal influenced music on tuba.