Sunday Jazz revisited

Sunday Jazz revisited

Years ago, I was the host of a weekly Sunday jazz show on radio. For six years in New Zealand, then for another couple in the UK, I picked jazz tunes (or thereabouts) and played them to people over the wireless. Always loved doing that. Later on, I had a regular DJ...
The Birth of Mozo

The Birth of Mozo

For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on some really interesting projects that have sparked some great conversations about the nature of recorded music, their place and affordances as a medium and what can be communicated in that form – and how...
Spotifying my way through incapacity

Spotifying my way through incapacity

I fell down and broke my ribs. Upshot: I’ve got a couple of weeks on the couch ahead of me. This is day five. You’d think I’d use that time to buckle down and get some serious writing done, but morphine had other ideas about that. So with limited...
Soundcloud – now with advertising!

Soundcloud – now with advertising!

I’m all for Soundcloud making money. I think it’s a fantastic service and a great vehicle for promo, for works in progress and for allowing people to listen to your music. It’s just a shame that when great services are looking to...

Teaching machines to make art

Much of yesterday was spent inside the M├ílaga Interactive Museum of Music, where I was part of a day-long seminar called 0music – about what it means that computers can now compose music. The seminar came at the end of a four year research project by Professor...

Not my film about Brazilian music

British DJ Gilles Peterson has made an album of Brazilian music, and in order to promote it, he took a filmmaker to Rio with him to make a 3-minute promotional ‘behind the scenes’ YouTube video. That video grew in ambition and scope to become a 75 minute...