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to top of page  Current Software (2020) KinectV2-OSC-0.1.2.zip Kinect to OSC (2011-present) INScore class for SuperCollider, in preparation Class for interfacing SuperCollider with various features of the INScore augmented score programme, notably live notation support via Guido. Used in most compositions since 2011 (Calder's Violin). (2012) HID2OSC Utility for converting HID messages to OSC, in this case for use with Isadora 1.2.9. From v1.3 Isadora has native support for HID. (2010) Melismata Software interfaces for music performance. Used in Triggered. (2010) Melodia Software interfaces for music performance. Used in Triggered and One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Haiku. (2009-present) Devices and Units Hardware and software interfaces for music performance, in development (2010) Triggered Hardware and software interfaces, composition for performance and dancers. With Tom Hall, Jane Turner, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, in development June. (2010) One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Haiku Composition including hardware and software, and performance. Part of Frame-breaking including original work in collaboration with Katharine Norman, Sam Hayden, Katy Price, Tom Hall, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 9th May. (2010) MIST (Museums, Interfaces, Spaces, Techologies) Invited performance using custom built hardware and software, AHRC Workshop, 22nd-23rd March. (2009) Gaggle: Hardware and Software Interface and Composition Hardware, software, composition and performance commissioned by British HCI (Human Computer Interface) conference 2009, Cambridge, September http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/ In collaboration with Tom Hall, Cheryl Francis-Hoad and Jane Turner and dancers (2009) One Hundred and Twenty Seven Haiku Automatic performance/composition with custom software Event in collaboration with Katharine Norman, (Electronic Music Studios, City University) and Katy Price, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, May 2009 (2008) Many Worlds Semi-automatic music (SuperCollider) Silent Histories: soundscapes and compositions on the themes of stillness, technology and place. Music and performances by Kerstin Bueschges, Kevin Flanagan, Richard Hoadley and Paul Rhys. Kettles Yard, Cambridge, May 2008 (2001-4) The Sound Archive of the Library of Babel software, 2001-4
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Many of the below programmes are for 32-bit Windows environments (Win95+). Most seem to work through to XP Pro, although they haven't been exhaustively tested...

If you don't have the Visual Basic programme (v4) you will probably require the VB40032.dll to run the programmes. Unzip it and place in Windows/System. You may also require the Mabry MIDI controls, available from here or here (just download and run the installer).

Since 2003, I've been using MaxMSP and SuperCollider and since 2007, the latter almost exclusively.

(1999) Linguini
Generate (nonsensical) text based on the content of input text.

(1998) pSY
Applying the principles of Arpeggiator to the synthesis structure of the Yamaha SY77 or SY99 synthesiser.  
You'll require access to (at least) one of these synthesisers to fully appreciate this software.  
I'm currently working on software that doesn't require an external synth.  
My pieces The Copenhagen Interpretation and Ambience used four of these programmes and four synths live...  Screenshots

(1998) pSalm
In development. An attempt to create a graphics to audio programme.  Draw a picture (using rather basic tools) 
or import a graphic, choose between a variety of parameters and convert the image into a csound file.  You'll also 
require the csound programme...  screenshots

(1998-2007) Melodia 1
In development. Based on the Arpeggiator and pSY models, this is an attempt to create synthetic melody, 
involving tone colour as well as pitch material.  More recently I've been redeveloping this in MaxMSP and will probably do so again using SuperCollider.  
See below for a screenshot of the version for MaxMSP and Yamaha TG77s... screenshots

(1998) pSuomi
Mouse control for general MIDI. Another in the psy series of algorithmic/graphic composition/performance tools...

(1996-8) The Continual Snowfall of Petrochemicals
automatic live performance music for computers and synthesisers (pSY).
Commissioned for Cambridge Digital Arts Festival, June 1998.

(1994) Arpeggiator
An algorithmic MIDI composer based on the idea of the movement from one note to another in groups. 
Originally completed in Hypercard for Mac, later implemented in Visual Basic on Windows.  Screenshots.  Download.