John’s debut release, the “Concourse eep” (ZIQ017) came almost fully formed from the first demo that John sent me. It’s refreshing to receive music which is so obviously created out of a love of sound and musical structure, rather than people second guessing what you want to hear, which is what normally happens. John’s music is a thing of rare beauty & subtlety, closely related to the electroacoustic compositions of Pierre Henry & Bernard Parmegiani as well as contemporary acousmatic music.
Recently John’s music has taken a more lyrical direction as can be seen on his fourth album ‘The Forest And The Sea’ on the Berlin label Staubgold Records (July 2006).
He writes his own software most of which is available for free from his website. He has given talks and exhibited software across Europe (including the ICA) and is also a regular guest speaker at the London College of Communication. He also is a member of the Mercury nominated band Polar Bear.