Category Archives: Music Making for People With Disabilities

Experimental Chamber Music for Waterphone, Synthesizer And Two Delay Lines

Here is a little experiment to explore an interesting observation I made. I would like to believe that this development is quite original. Experimental Chamber Music for Waterphone, Synthesizer And Two Delay Lines (5:30, 5.1 MByte, .m4a/AAC “iPOd” format) What … Continue reading

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Improvisation: Evelyn Glennie’s Approach (Part 1)

Denis gave me an indefinite loan of his old electric guitar to experiment with. He says it is the cheapest electric guitar money can buy. Whether or not I was ever able to play the guitar can be disputed. I … Continue reading

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Anticipating My Meeting With Evelyn Glennie

Before I go any further: many thanks to Dame Evelyn for indulging me. Artists and celebrities grant interviews to promote themselves, and they get paid for endorsing products and activities… but there was nothing to be gained for her through … Continue reading

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Playing Live at Sonic Vigil 6

Yesterday, Saturday 22nd of October, was the first public performance of the Cork City Gamelan. It was also my first live gig after overcoming my belief that I couldn’t do it because of my disability… and it went just fine. … Continue reading

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A Prophet Looking For A Wall To Write On (Part 3)

Update, October 4th: I made small changes to the timing of the music. The Prophet now interrupts the background babble (rather than waiting for it to finish), and there is a short moment of hesitation ahead of each response. Here … Continue reading

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A Prophet Looking For A Wall To Write On (Part 2)

In the first installment of this series of DIY articles, I showed you how I stretch recorded sounds to make drones, how I change pitches, and how I mix several tracks together to create an interesting musical gesture. Since then, … Continue reading

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Playing Live at The Day Of The Endless Drone!

Yesterday, at about 10:00 in the morning, I dropped into the “Day Of The Endless Drone” 24-hour improvisation session in the old FAS building/Tax Office (now largely taken over by the College of Art and Design) on Sullivan’s Quay. I … Continue reading

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A Prophet Looking For A Wall To Write On (Part 1)

It’s the title of a composition I am working on at the moment. Prophets sometimes are said to write warnings and questions on walls. This prophet has many questions to ask and warnings to issue, but nobody wants to listen … Continue reading

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