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BathTub Orchestra at Roots

 Posted January 19, 2020. Flute, Music. 128 words.

BathTub Orchestra at Roots

Today the BathTub Orchestra’s is playing at Bradford-upon-Avon’s annual Roots Music Festival, at the Wiltshire Music Centre. I had a fantastic time playing the flute. Here is a playlist from the night.

We Made the Paper

 Posted January 14, 2020. Flute, Music, Photos. 18 words.

We Made the Paper We Made the Paper CLoseup

BathTub Orchestra's Christmas Celebration

 Posted December 4, 2019. Flute, Music. 117 words.

BathTub Orchestra's Christmas Celebration

Today I performed in BathTub Orchestra’s Christmas Celebration. I had a great time playing the flute. Here is a playlist from the night.

BBC Radio Playlists

 Posted October 18, 2018. Music, Playlists, Text. 25 words.

Sticking with the music theme, here are three playlists each containing every single BBC Radio station in 320kbps, 128kbps, and 94kbps.

Maikovsky: Composing Folk Music with Markov Chains

 Posted October 14, 2018. Music, Text. 154 words.

This week I used Markov Chains to create folk music. It is output in ABC and rendered using ABCjs.

Turnpike To Martindale's Trip

The music it makes is a little bit strange and it doesn’t really understand how many beats should be in a bar, but if that is a problem up the iterations. Keep raising the iterations and eventually you might even hear a tune that you know!

Under the hood, it is relatively simple. I started by downloaded about 300 folk tunes from sourceforge. After making an Ajax request to load them, it “parses” each tune into a data structure that is easy to work with. Then two Markov Chains are generated for the title and for the music, the other attributes are just chosen randomly.

Tunes can be played back with or without chords, and on any instrument. Click here to start.

Relearning the Flute

 Posted January 4, 2018. Music, Photos. 85 words.

Recently I decided to get back into playing the flute. Years ago I learnt the flute in school, but dropped it after a year or two, so I’m (fortunately) not a complete novice.

Freshers C%C3%A8ilidh

As practising on your own can get a bit boring I have joined the Southampton Folk Society. Here we play folk tunes, sing folk songs, and put on Cèilidhs for students. I’m not very good, but I have fun.

Download the Folksoc Tunebook.

The Twelve Days of Rentmas

 Posted January 24, 2016. Music. 461 words.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

On the first day of renting, My landlord gave to me: A junk pile in the garden.

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