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Music theory and music technology teacher based in London. Founder of Zeros and Ones.

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Music theory and music technology teacher based in London. Founder of Zeros and Ones.

Guitar pedals were one of the catalysts for me getting into music technology. Through listening to various bands who created these non-guitar-like sounds I became fascinated in the guitar more as a vehicle for making weird noises rather than just being a traditional instrument.  Continue reading...

Next to Aphex Twin, there is perhaps no-one more synonymous with the cringe inducing term “IDM” than Tom Jenkinson, better known to most as Squarepusher. Part virtuoso bass player, part programming wizard, Squarepusher has had a fantastically eclectic career, wowing both bedroom producers and wannabe Fleas alike.  Continue reading...

This summer’s Netflix one-to-watch has undoubtably been the Duffer Brothers’ nostalgia soaked Stranger Things. Incase you’ve been living under a rock, the story follows a group of kids, a mother (played by Winona Ryder), two adolescents and a cop searching for Will Byers, a boy who vanishes in the first episode.  Continue reading...

A breakthrough for me as a musician, and particularly as a composer, was when I stopped imagining harmony in rigid frameworks. The first instrument I excelled at to some degree was the guitar (being a fairly average pianist), and that had a great impact on the way I thought about chords.  Continue reading...