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Performing live to projection of F.W. Murnau’s, ‘Last Laugh’ (October 23rd, 2014)

Last Laugh

It’s always a challenge and pleasure to perform live to projection – and I’m particularly looking forward to this one. I’ve been concentrating on recording a solo synthesizer album for The Leaf Label so, some of those ideas are bound to pop up, where appropriate… Have a look at the … [more]

Everything Everything: Chaos to Order at Central Library, Manchester (October 23rd, 2014)

Chaos to Order

Myself and Christophe de Bézenac will be installing ourselves in Manchester’s newly-refurbished Central Library on November 10 – as part of Everything Everything‘s Chaos to Order residency. We’ll be combining analogue synthesizers, saxhophone and sound processing via Pure Data – along with visual elements that will be screened and … [more]

One Way to Osaka – latest film music with Dan Berridge (October 8th, 2014)

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This is a lovely short film by Ben & Joe Dempsey (and takes me back to my own visit to Japan some years ago). Lots of piano/cello (and violin – from Tom Sidebottom) and vocals from David Harks. You can view the audio playlist at Dan Berridge’s Soundcloud [more]

//Bourne/Berridge/Bourne// – Mini-Album now Available! (September 15th, 2014)

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At long last, this collaborative endeavour between myself and long-term musical friend, Dan Berridge – is available for download. You can also listen to the tracks here. Recorded in a few different locations over a period of months, this collection of tracks is just another stepping stone on … [more]

‘One Way to Osaka’ – latest film score work with Dan Berridge (August 29th, 2014)

Thought I’d share this – it’s from the soundtrack to Ben & Joe Dempsey’s forthcoming short film, One Way to Osaka. Apart from being some of the first cello and piano recorded at home in the cowshed, this cue also features the excellent and mellifluous vocal of David Harks. You … [more]

Sneak preview of new synthesizer track(s): #8, live at Lamplight Social (August 29th, 2014)

Here’s a little preview of a new synthesizer track done on the wonderful LAMM Memorymoog, #8, in development for the forthcoming Bourne Synthesizer Show record for The Leaf Label – captured on film at the very first Lamplight Social night in Leeds. It’s a great night of creative music … [more]

Berridge/Bourne – Adidas Football Advert (July 24th, 2014)

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Very pleased to see that some piano/synth work done a while back has made it here. The opening texture is taken from a remix of Dan Berridge‘s, Better Left Unsaid. Nice when things come round full circle… And, just for good measure, here’s a longer version of the … [more]

Newsletters (July 10th, 2014)

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Just a little note about the quasi-occasional newsletters I write from time to time. They’re a summary of things I’m doing/have done/am going to do/other news that might be of interest. You can subscribe to receive these by joining the mailing list HERE, or via the HOME page. Click … [more]

Bourne Davis Kane – full concert available on Vimeo (July 9th, 2014)

Recently added to Vimeo is a BDK concert from SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast), and was part of a colloquium at Queens University Belfast entitled, Translating Improvisation: Beyond Disciplines, Beyond Borders. It’s a slight departure from our normal performances – being under the auspices of an academic [more]

Two Projects for Glenn Armstrong: Sine qua non & Salomé (with Kit Downes) (July 7th, 2014)

Sine qua non – Serge Gainsbourg re-imagined

Out now on Coup Perdu records is the gorgeously-recorded, beautifully-packaged Sine qua non – Serge Gainsbourg re-imagined. Recorded at Abbey Road studios in 2013, SQN is a testament to producer/curator Glenn Armstrong’s aesthetic vision and ear for detail and quality. I was … [more]

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