Not my film about Brazilian music

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...
Glitching the city

Glitching the city

Partway through a meeting this evening over drinks, BBC Click presenter LJ Rich took Matthew Hawn and I out into the streets of Covent Garden to experience ‘glitching’ – her music hack that turns urban landscapes into music. As a “shared...

Far too busy to not post to my blog

My blog has been lying idle for a little while now, as it does from time to time. I’ve had lots to blog about, which means that I’ve had no time at all to write it. It’s a perpetual problem. So many interesting things to say – and no time to...

Toward a sixth media age

Over my years as an academic, I have developed several pillars of my research. These are ideas I return to time and time again as a leaping off point for understanding other things. I thought it was time I started to put some of them in a form that I can point to as a...

Music Technologism

I’m really proud to have been involved with the drafting of the Manifesto for Music Technologists, or #MusicTechiFesto, as it’s being called on Twitter. Nancy Baym and Jonathan Sterne brought together a group of world leading academics from a wide range of...