Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

‘Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ (MCAHE) is an interdisciplinary research project that critically examines the role and practice of temporary visual art commissioning within heritage properties in Britain today. Working with Newcastle University, I spent today recording a selection of bird enthusiasts in […]

Grey Seals and Holy Island

During an unusually hot few days during Feb 2019 (we’re talking around 16C – very unusual…) me and the family took a trip to stay over on Holy Island. Whilst there, I snuck some recording gear into the child carrier and managed to record some […]

Recording on Location

I’ve had the pleasure of recording The Mile Roses (“a new supergroup” – FATEA) this weekend, but not in your normal studio setting… We chose to relocate to a rural cottage in County Durham which we quickly and cleanly (to the owner’s relief) converted to […]

Artist Lock-In – A Look Back

The Artist Lock-In is the flag-ship residency project produced by ArtHouse Jersey, in association with WildWorks. It is professionally facilitated and brings creative people from a variety of disciplines, ages, backgrounds and experiences together to learn from each other and respond to their surroundings. The […]

Bebop Spoken Here

3 years ago i was asked to do live sound for the Classic Jazz Party event in Village Hotel, North Tyneside. Every year since, I’m glad to be able to say that I’ve been invited back! This year I decided to take a few photos […]

Vision and Strategy

I’m really chuffed to have been nominated to be part of the Vision and Strategy launch at Newcastle University, representing Culture and Creative Arts as one of the 5 main disciplines (the others being Ageing and Health, Energy, Data and Cities. Doc H – VisionStrategy […]

Cities and Memory – Doorway Effect

Cities and Memory sent a call out for contributions to a ‘Sound Photography’ project. The idea was to generate music and sound in response to a photograph chosen from their library resource. I chose to explore some of the recordings I’d been making with my ambisonic […]

Dawn Chorus & Babbling Brook

It’s early April 2018. My lovely lady and I decide to take a few days respite in a friend’s cottage near Castle Douglas before the birth of our first child, which is due in about a month (!). Of course, we enjoyed some peaceful walks […]

Magnus Williamson – Organ Series

Over the next few months, myself and Prof. Magnus Williamson (Early Music Specialist at Newcastle University) will be creating frequent recordings of the new Bernard Aubertin organ which was installed in the King’s Hall Summer 2017. Here’s a link to the Newcastle University School of […]