with the very same twist (traces, under erasure)

A new piece (maybe two pieces, or a piece and an ‘epilogue’ perhaps): with the very same twist to their faces for baritone saxophone and accordion.

Here is the first page of the ‘epilogue’, with the very same twist to their faces (under erasure), which is made up of trace layers/ palimpsestic readings of the ‘main’ version.




Piano harmonics calculator

piano harmonics calculator

Most likely of interest to no-one, I’ve knocked up a little spreadsheet to help calculate string harmonics on a prepared piano.

If you set the partial number, it gives you the sounding pitch. If you calibrate the string length, it gives you the node location.

Download the Excel .xlsx spreadsheet

Music for Piano & Patience

As many of you know, the inimitable Home Normal have released a little album of mine from the early Ithaca Trio vaults. Recorded in early 2009, this is radically different from last year’s New Music from the Delta Quadrant on Hibernate.

Solo piano and tape loops, this is some real lo-fi, dreamy-ass, floaty-ass shit. Oh, and it looks amazing. Damn right, you’ll love it:

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You can listen here:

I’ve got a few copies going, £8 + p&p. Email me if you’d like a copy and we’ll work it out over paypal. ollie [dot] thurley [at] googlemail [dot] com or buy via my discogs profile.

Tide (extract)


A recording of 10 pages of the score to my new piece, Tide.

Scott Mc Laughlin: Acoustic Guitar, Vibraphone, Timpani, Bass Drum
Alannah Halay: Piano, Triangle, Cymbal, Floor Tom
Oliver Thurley: Glockenspiel, Double Bass, Tamtam, Tubular Bells
Alex De Little: Zither, Trombone, Triangle, Bass Drum
James Lavender: Electric Guitar, Zither, Cymbal, Timpano
Phill Harding: Sine Waves

Recorded in Leeds: 26th November, 2013