Shoot the moon…


Sometimes you try and fail, that’s life, what is left behind gracefully recedes into the distance.

In the autumn of 2015 Jules Arthur, Kassia Zermon and myself arranged a collaboration with Fishbar, a photographic gallery in Daulston, on the site of an old a fish ‘n’ chip shop. Towards the end of the session there was time to quickly document the shoot as Jules and Philipp Ebeling shone images of old photographic slides of the moon, through hand-held projectors, onto spinning musical glasses.

While the images we made that day didn’t quite work out for the project, we thought it would  be nice to share some of the ideas and images we made that day.




Palm Sounds interview on generative music

An in-depth interview with Tim Cole (SSEYO Koan, Intermorphic) is up on Palm Sounds. There’s some nice detail about Tim’s overview of computer generated music from the 1990s to the present, Asimov, intrinsic meaning and my first generative music release.

Interview Link



Kosmisches Glass Seminar: Artists talk

img_0761Kosmisches Glass seminar:

TD to present artist’s talk: University of Sussex, for BA & MA students.

Following a demonstration of the glasses in action, Timothy will talk about the inspiration behind and development of the project and will be happy take questions on any apsects of the project – aesthetic, technical, logistical etc.

Wednesday 12th October 2016

13:00-14:00 (free entry)

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Gardner Centre Road, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9RA Brighton

More details here


Straws / Hex Bang – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 20.08.2016

Straws / Hex Bang is the composition we like to close our live set with,  it neatly deploys all twelve glass spinning machines at our disposal. The piece uses a whole tone series of notes, where only two possible modes of six notes are possible, one set of notes which ascend in whole tones F4 G4 A4 B4 C#5 D#5  are followed by F#4 G#4 A#4 C5 D5 E5.

Everyday drinking straws are placed into each glass which gives a striking percussive quality. For our finale, we play both sets of whole tones simultaneously and introduce fast vibrational percussion with gongs and metal cups. The resulting sound is a fizzy, dense concoction with all the instruments shaking at oscillations between 300 to 800 times per second.

Agata’s video captures TD preparing the first set of six notes, by adding percussive straws just before the ensemble cross over the event horizon, into the ‘big bang’ of all twelve glass notes sounding…

Kosmisches Glass: De La Warr Pavilion

Infrasection: Dispersion – Lost Property takeover De La Warr Pavilion


Kosmisches Glass ensemble to play free matinee show for Lost Property’s take over of De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, on Saturday 20th August 2016.

TD {spun glass, bass hurdy gurdy} will be joined by Jules Arthur {viola & musical glasses} for a delicate set of vitreous acoustic shimmering.

1997 de la warr

TD at Float II, generative music installation, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 1997



Bass Hurdy Gurdy


imageIntroducing our new Bass Hurdy Gurdy. We aim to debut this new instrument at the ‘After Dark’ event in Dartington Estate, tomorrow night. It’s capable of reaching sub bass frequencies acoustically, with potentially infinite sustain, we love it!

*special thanks*  to Chris Furness & George Berrills for your kind help and input with the build.

Two dates – Summer 2016

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After Dark


Thursday 30th June, Dartington Estate, near Totnes, Devon.

*It might still be possible to secure some final tickets here*


Big Baby 


Thursday 14th July, Rose Hill, 70-71 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton.

£5 doors at .7:30pm