Music and other work

electroacoustic music :: interactive/installation :: instruments & technology :: improvisation :: dance :: other work :: recordings

Click on titles for more information about my work along with sounds and videos.

electroacoustic music made in the studio using (mostly) found sounds, field recordings and more

A confluence of birds (2022) with Nick Virgo

Cladach (2022)

Tänavalaul (2020)

la théorie des cordes (2019)

Scintilla (2013)

Wunderkammer (2010)

Equivalence (2007)

Psychedelian Streams (2004)

Bound for Glory (2002)

The tincture of physical things (2000)

Final Times (1998)

Dreel (1996)

One island (1996)

Kilim (1993)

Busk (with Nicholas Virgo, 1988)

(inter)play (1987)

Stiriae (1984)

interactive works and installations

...collaborations with visual artists, dancers, programmers, other composers and an architect

The imagining of things (installation, with Brass Art, 2013)

Silver Wings and Golden Scales (installation, with Jennifer Angus, 2007)

SeaUnsea (for dance and public installation, 2006) with Carol Brown & Mette Ramsgard Thomsen.

Sensuous Geographies with Sarah Rubidge (Creative Scotland Award 2002)

Arachne (electroacoustic music for installation, 1995)

instruments and technology for instruments and voices with recorded sound and live sound processing

AD 1136 (voice and electronics, 2023)

Gun ghrian (voice and electronics, 2022)

The Last Post (trumpet, live electronics and text, 2016)

360° Sunset (trumpet and electronics, 2015)

Le Sirenuse (glass percussion and electroacoustic sounds, 2014)

Flames and Frequencies (glass percussion and electroacoustic sounds, 2013)

Glimmer (glass percussion and electroacoustic sounds, 2012)

Mitaki (string quintet & live electronics, 2009)

Scatter (tuba or euphonium & live electronics, 2007)

Mareel (clarsach & live electronics, with Catriona McKay, 2007)

The Quintessence (for soprano, piano, 3 percussion & tape, 2004)

The Salutation (clarsach and tape, 2002)

Inheritance Ark (electroacoustic music, narrator, carnyx, 1998)

ripple (cello and tape, 1996)

Quite still (electric guitar and live electronics, 1994)

Brittle (cello, piano and tape, 1992)

Scuttle (alto flute, live electronics and tape, 1991)

A trace of infinity (amplified ensemble and tape, 1991)

Listen (voices, tape and live electronics, 1990)

improvisation with live electronics

I play with other musicians, working with pre-made sounds and live transformations of the musicians themselves. There are some recordings here and on my bandcamp site

I have written about my improvising practice in Organised Sound and the Scottish Journal of Performance.

works with dance

collaboration with choreographers for dance performances

with all we know, (electroacoustic music for dance, 2019)

A String Section, (electroacoustic music for dance, 2018)

Stripped (electroacoustic music for dance, 2002)

Zero into the void (electroacoustic music for dance, 2000)


Memory and other props (electroacoustic music for dance, 1998)

So many islands (mezzo soprano and tape, for dance, 1996)

Making of Maps (electroacoustic music for dance, 1992)

Meeting Point (electroacoustic music for dance, 1990)

other work

some of the things that don't fit in the categories above!

The moss and the cosmos (music/sound design for film with Kim Beveridge, 2021)

Matter and Moisture (collaboration with poet Alexander Hutchison, 2014)

Electra (music/sound design for theatre, 1999)

One thousand and one Lights (music for storytelling, 1994)


Follow these links to find recordings of my music: empreintes DIGITALes | Leo Records | Strange Rainbow | Sargasso | MPS Music | FMR Records |