Monday the 9th of November I have the opportunity to perform ‘Dense’ as part of miniWofS.

miniWofS is the one day version of the Week of Speakers project organised by the inclusive improv collective.

You can find out more about miniWofS here.

‘Dense’ is a solo laptop piece performed using ChucK code and just the laptop keyboard and mouse. Performed using live coding techniques ‘Dense’ has been created for miniWofS.

Playing another gig so if your in the manchester area this is unmissable.

Rodrigo Constanzo (piano) with Scott Hewitt (live sampling)

Will be live sampling, processing, coding and general laptop-ing.

All in support of….

Ingrid Laubrock’s Sleepthief

Tuesday, 17 November 2009
19:30 – 23:00
Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, M2 1NL

From the blurb

German born saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock is teaming up with acclaimed
UK pianist Liam Noble and one of New York’s finest drummers, Tom
Rainey for an exciting brand of new improvised music. Sleepthief play
with a wide spectrum of sound, rhythm, space and colour whilst
maintaining a strong feeling for form.

And as if that was not enough, there is also “An Anton Hunter Quartet”

Anton Hunter (guitar), Ben Cottrell (clarinet), Rod Skipp (cello),
Graham South (flugelhorn)

Unmissable I tell you, unmissable

This Friday i am going to be at the Expo Leeds Unconference.

Really looking forward to it and hope to maybe do some live coding stuff while I am there.

Later on Friday there is the one and only HELO ii rehearsal for the NetMixer performance on Saturday as part of the EXPO.

ii Event

Sound and Music EXPO

Just the beginning of a crazy weekend.

On September 27th and October 3rd 2009 I am leading a workshop on the Laptop as a musical instrument in Manchester UK.

The workshops are being hosted by The Noise Upstairs and explore methods of improvising and performing with laptop computers.

For more details either download the workshop pdf here, or check online here.

On Saturday I am attempting to walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, 25 miles and a total climb of 5,200 feet.

The route will take us up Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

I’m doing it as part of a team from my local church to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis and with my good friend Matthew.

Please sponsor me online at http://www.justgiving.com/mssociety-ploddera/

Ingleborough from Great Shunner Fell on an earlier walk this summer.