The Hip-Op is a Mixcloud mix produced and curated by the supebly talented Phil Ford from Funkyton – US. The podcast below features my track…
A friend sent me a link to some photos taken by a professional photographer at The Ashmolean (14/03/14).
This was one of the tracks I played live at The Ashmolean Museum (14/03/14). The video below was the one I used from The Internet Archive web site (and this track should be called Fairchild – but hey!) The track was played in the Wavegenerator app.
This track is another re-recording of a track I performed at The Ashmolean. The track was played in Garageband using the Classic Grand Pianp (which has a really warm rich tone when you use the sustain setting).
This track is a re-recording of a track I performed at The Ashmolean. It uses the aps Thumbjam (which is where the Cello sound comes from and SynthX (well a vague synth undertone comes from). Both apps were linked played together (without having to set-up any odd MIDI settings – which is good as I do not really know how to do MIDI settings!
After creating music on and off for the last ten years I had a chance to play live for the first time ever (which was immense fun though quite exhausting). I was one of the musicians that played at a Live Friday event at The Ashmolean Museum as part of the 150 year celebrations for Oxford Brookes University. I played a set of about 90 minutes using various apps. As a visual stimulus (and to so people were not just watching me play I had numerous videos running which I played along to).
Some live tracks can be found below (the quality is not as good as what was played on the night!).
As my artist name suggest I mostly compose tunes that have an ambient edge. My main passion is creating soundscapes, be they soft drifting drones or more abstract and dark pieces. I mainly compose using apps on my IPad but also make use of whatever instruments I have lying around (my favourite is an Early Learning Centre keyboard.)
In the past my tracks have been played in BBC Radio Oxford and BBC 6 Music. Over the years I have collaborated with people from all over the world and love continuing to do so.