Sunday, September 29, 2013

Clonal Colonies Receives First Prize, Fresh Minds 2012-13

My audiovisual composition Clonal Colonies received First Prize last week from the Fresh Minds Festival 2012-13. The festival is a public performance of audiovisual artworks by professional artists, student-curated under the direction of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty at Texas A&M University. I was honoured to be recognised along with 2nd- and 3rd-prize winners Ryo Ikeshiro and gruppoGruppo. We had an enjoyable time meeting staff and students, trying out real Texas BBQ, and having great conversations about the places where art, image, sound and science meet.

Nodewebba Generative Music Software Now Available!

The first release of Nodewebba software is now available from, free and open source for Macintosh and Windows.

Nodewebba brings some distinctly wild and crazy music algorithms out of the research lab and into the home and professional studio. The musician can easily create a "web" of feedback-based pattern generators, producing surprisingly fresh and dynamic interlocking melodic and rhythmic patterns for use realtime performance or for studio-based productions.

See the Welcome to Nodewebba video for a taste of what it can do: