Saturday, April 22, 2006


On April 11th 2006 I launched SINGLES - the first PMusic project to be made available on the web.

The idea of SINGLES is to inaugurate the presentation of free Parallel music pieces both as a creative outlet and an opportunity to guage audience response to this new form of music. This project will enable me to focus on relatively small-scale, self-contained pieces and also allow me to explore visual and conceptual ideas in relation to my thinking on the record cover.

There are currently three SINGLES:
'Plum Blossom'
'Towards T'
'Andante Courtship'
- each one displaying individual compositional characteristics that have evolved from my working method (begun in 1994(!))

This launch also heralds the beginning of placing PMusic much more within the public arena and this year will see the release of larger scale works and accompanying writings (documentation, reflections on the process, prospective ideas etc.) Aspects of these will be sited in this blog.

If you like the sound of music that is different every time it plays please visit:

P.S. A fourth Single entitled 'Liquid Birdsong' has now been added (26th July 2006).

Friday, April 21, 2006

More about RMusic 002: 'Magic Stones'

'Magic Stones' - the 2nd album release from Motile - is by British composer Robert Jarvis who was a winner of the 2005 British Composer Award in the New Media Category for Disappear (-the 3rd track of 'Magic Stones').

Robert Jarvis works with music in many different settings and is involved in a wide range of creative activities. As a keen collaborator, he enjoys the challenge of combining his musical interests with the demands of the situation at hand and this has led him to work with 'experts' from many disciplines, including outside of the arts. He is, however, more interested is engaging with those who do not see themselves as specialists… (continued).

Robert's description of 'Magic Stones' begins:
'The title of this CD comes from a listening game played by young visitors to the Portmore Nature Reserve in Northern Ireland who would be invited to take a 'magic stone', grasp it, and with their eyes closed see what they could hear.

In the moment of stillness offered to them by the game, sounds that would usually be ignored would seep into the consciousness of the listeners. As a result the players would become aware of not only the detail of those sounds surrounding them but also the wonder of them, and before long imaginations would run riot....

Anyone interested in hearing free music excerpts from 'Magic Stones' is welcome to visit where there is an interactive track player and mp3 samples.

For a look at Robert Jarvis in performance view 'Sirens'. His website is at:
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