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NIME Workshop

Adam Stark, Yuli Levtov of Reactify and I hosted a Human Harp workshop as part of New Instruments for Musical Expression 2014 held at Goldsmiths University of the Arts.  It was a great experience to place the Human Harp in the hands of so many creative minds.  We found some great collaborative potential through our … Continue reading NIME Workshop

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Acoustic Mirrors of Dungeness

I had a mysterious and adventurous Saturday with David Morris of Design Exchange Magazine searching for the acoustic mirrors of Dungeness.  I had heard the story of these three concrete “listening ears” from my big brother Tim, who told me they were early warning acoustic mirrors built along the British coast during the 1st World War. … Continue reading Acoustic Mirrors of Dungeness

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BBC Radio 6 Music Interview

Convergence Festival is series of events that focuses on pioneers who use technology to innovate.  The event was curated by Glenn Max and presented by Village Underground.  Following a brain bending panel discussion I was invited to talk to Hayley from BBC Radio 6 Music  about the Human Harp.  Glenn Max also describes the concept … Continue reading BBC Radio 6 Music Interview

Convergence Festival

Panel Talk at the Barbican

Ideas fizzed at the Barbican‘s Convergence Festival – I was on a fun panel chaired by Emma Warren, with co-panelists Richard Whitelaw of Sound and Music and the inspirational Leafcutter John…  

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“This Happened” at the V&A

Here’s a talk that I recently presented at the V&A as part of the lecture series called This Happened.  I was speaking along side some inspiring creatives including Joe Smith Co-founder of Makerversity, Artist Romain Meunier and electrical engineer Valentin Spiess.   

Di Mainstone being interviewed by the BBC Points West on Clifton Suspension Bridge

BBC Points West Interview

I had a fun morning filming on Clifton Suspension Bridge with BBC Points West.  Their presenter joined Laura Hilton of Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust and myself to discuss our aspirations to transform the bridge into a giant harp in celebration of the bridge’s 150th anniversary in Spring 2015.  We hope that this feature will drum … Continue reading BBC Points West Interview

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Words & Numbers at the Cannes Film Festival

A woman’s internal thoughts extrude through the surface of her skin in the form of words and numbers. As she sleeps her tear ducts weep numbers. These abstract equations spell out a story, whilst playfully growing and moulding themselves around her body until sinking back into her skin.