- Distributed Creativity & Improvisation
- Digital aesthetics in acoustic performance
- Loops & repetition
- Groove based music
- Works which bring together elements from Jazz practice and contemporary experimental composition
I am currently in the process of completing my PhD submission entitled 'Loop Work & Accomplices: Two approaches to distributed creativity, groove, and digital signatures in musical works'.
This work presents two distinct sets of musical works and an accompanying commentary. Loop Work is a set of open score instrumental compositions grounded in the technique of looping. Accomplices is a series of electronic fixed-media compositions made through an iterative process with an improvising musician. Both projects are underpinned by an interest in repetition and groove, the notion and practice of digital signatures, and the objective to engage performer creativity and agency. The commentary presents a critical examination of each set of works and contextualises my work within experimental open-score and improvised practices, and New Music more broadly.