is a composer and researcher with interests in artificial
intelligence & music, improvisation and generative
media. He is co-founder of the Live
Algorithms for Music network. He
works with jazz musicians and improvisers as pianist,
laptop musician & composer.
He was born in South
Shields, studied music at Oxford University and
composition with John Casken & Peter Manning at Durham
University, completing a PhD in 1995.
He is Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Teaching and Learning) at De Montfort University.