Inventi at the Recital Centre

“A creative conclusion to an unfinished masterpiece” - Tony Way, Sydney Morning Herald

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Making a multitrack viola loop in Reaper with 3d ambisonic effect in 5 minutes

My research project at the Royal Academy of Music is heavily involved with different aspects of ambisonic sound, converted into a 3d binaural effect for listening through headphones. I created a short video demonstrating how anyone can do this for free (not including the recording equipment!)

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The Perfect Wrong Note

Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, Yoga - there are endless practices which musicians turn to, often without knowing why. Some may think it is for flexibility or increasing skills in movement, but for me what we are searching for are ways to connect better to the present moment - the key to a successfully moving and effortless performance. The past few years, this idea has taken ahold of my viola practice, and as is often the case with musical "breakthroughs", looking back, I cannot imagine approaching performance in any other way.

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Welcome to the blog

I'm hoping to post some interesting thoughts here now and then. If you're keen for something more frequent, make sure you check out my Instagram page!

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