Polar Bear Nominated for Mercury Music Prize.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m very proud to announce that Polar Bear have been nominated (for a second time) for the Mercury Music Prize 2014.

I made a Eurorack Module!

Friday, September 12th, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been designing and building a Eurorack synth module. Initially I wanted a 4 channel random gate, that would only let a percentage of triggers pass. It’s got 10 different modes now. Here are some of the Improvising Clock multiplier modes.

And here using probability gate mode.

Playing Music Tech Fest Sat 6th Sept 9pm

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Full details

http://musictechfest.tumblr.com

Videos of Leafcutter John OXYO set

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Building Things, Electronics, Live Shows, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

New Leafcutter John music and Gig at London XOYO

Well I’m currently working in a forest in an undisclosed country working on the new version of my light controlled instrument – this time the wax splattered cardboard gives way to clear acrylic for a slightly more professional appearance.

out with the old

in with the new.

I’m looking forward to playing some new music with this at BEAM@NIME 1st JULY AT XOYO LONDON- info and your tickets here!

I’m also making a record, yes it’s been a long while but I’ve been hard at work trying to make sounds that I’ve never made before and put them together is totally new ways for me. I’m making a lot of software at the moment to explore a new compositional technique which essentially weaves sounds together in different ways. Here is a little portal into the technique…

More exciting developments for you coming up soon….

 

Playing with a beta Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Modular Synth, Music!, video | No Comments

A simple contact microphone and amp in a modular format. Simple but inspiring! Not sure when it will be released yet but keep an eye on http://www.musicthing.co.uk/

 

Simple Number Sorting in Max/MSP

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Max/MSP, video | No Comments

Here is the patch:

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Using a ‘Finger Vibrator’ To create sounds for Adriana Lara’s film

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Electronics, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

One self patched Doepfer A-143-4 LFO makes beautiful sounds.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Electronics, Modular Synth, Music!, video | No Comments

Sometimes the simple things are the best.

New Leafcutter John Mix for Kit Records/NTS radio.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 | Music!, Radio | No Comments

I’m really proud to have completed a mix for Kit Records who have a show on NTS radio. A very diverse playlist including: Harold Faltermeyer, Ivor Cutler, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty,0.00-2.16 Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer, Bernard Parmegiani, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Palace Music, & Autechre + lots of weird morphing of sounds and finally a new track from me.

You can stream the mix HERE and read the mix notes.

J x.

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