performances and events archive


2015–10–24. Installation lichen ohms seriatim with Drew Milne and Barry Byford at the Cambridge Festival Ideas. Corpus Christie College Chapel, Cambridge, 14:30–16:30. More information.

2015–07–18. Paper with Mark Colyvan. Musical and Mathematical Notations as Models. Part of the Royal Musical Association fifth annual Conference of the Music and Philosophy Study Group. 17–18th July, King’s College London.

2015–07–13. Workshop with Hester Reeve. Slow coding, slow doing, slow listening, slow performance workshop. Part of the first International Conference on Live Coding. 13–15th July 2015, University of Leeds.

2015–04–17. Performance. Untiled #1 (2015), for ’cello, electric guitar and electronics. Part of concert “Hoadley, Hall and Brown”, with Richard Hoadley and Nicholas Brown. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, 1pm.


2014–09–04. Paper (Hall and Blackwell). Sharing digital performance notation with the audience. Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology - CIM14 , Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Berlin, Germany. Conference paper and slides available on the writing page.

2014–10–24. Paper. Shared visions?: historical and present day challenges for composers working with technology. Part of the BIBAC 2014 conference, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

2014–09–26. Paper. Live digital notations for collaborative music performance. Part of the Live Coding and Collaboration symposium, University of Birmingham. Symposium paper and slides available on the Writing page.

2014–04–04. Performance: All the Chords and Others (rev. 2014), version for computer electronics, controller, 3D visuals and instrument. With Kevin Flanagan, soprano saxophone. Part of the lunchtime concert series, Anglia Ruskin University. Mumford Theatre, 13:15, free entry.


2013–11–12. Poster. A Case Study of 1950s Analogue Tape Micro-editing Techniques. Audio Engineering Society showcase at Dolby Europe Ltd, 4–6 Soho Square, London, 18:30–20:00

2013–10–19. Paper. A Notational Tool for Sharing Electronic Music Performance. Part of Notation in Contemporary Music: Composition, Performance, Improvisation. October 18–20, Goldsmiths, University of London.

2013–05–11. Symposium. EMSAR: Electronic and Computer Music Symposium. Including Peter Zinovieff 80th birthday evening concert with ambisonic diffusion by Tom Hall. Anglia Ruskin University. EMSAR website


2012–11–28. Performance: Variations IV by John Cage, with Sam Hayden, Eric Egan and postgraduate music students from the University of Durham. Opening concert (with John Snijders) of Musicon Festival from zer0, “celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage in ten thunderclaps”. Dunelm House, Fonteyn Ballroom, New Elvet, University of Durham. 7:30pm. Musicon: from zer0

2012–11–21. Performance: Cheapest Imitation, Yet (Pussy Riot Process) 2012, for laptop and controller, dedicated to Laurie Whiffin. Pussy Riot Solidarity Night, Judith Wilson Drama Studio, Department of English, East Road, Cambridge. 8pm. Details: instituteofelectriccrinolines

2012–06–21. Performance: all the chords and others (2012), version for computer electronics and visuals and saxophone. With Kevin Flanagan. Part of Private View of ‘Poetry, Language, Code’ - Summer Exhibition. Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University. From 18:00.

2012–06–16. Paper: Pitch-class Visualisation for Group Improvisation. Part of Creating and Performing Musical Media, a one-day unconference hosted by the Digital Performance Laboratory. Recital Room, Helmore Building, Department of Music and Performing Arts. Anglia Ruskin University.

2012–06–16. Performance: all the chords and others (2012), version for live computer audio, computer visuals and toy piano trio. With Kevin Flanagan, Drew Milne and Redell Olsen. Part of Creating and Performing Musical Media, a one-day unconference hosted by the Digital Performance Laboratory. Recital Room, Helmore Building, Department of Music and Performing Arts. Anglia Ruskin University.

2012–05–31. Talk: Radiophonica Mobile Sound Walks, an Introduction, with Enrique Tomas of 12–12.45pm, Lord Ashcroft Building 028, Anglia Ruskin University. Followed by presentation of student sound walks (until 17:00).

2012–05–13. Concert, Degrees of Synchrony: Investigating the boundaries of simultaneity and synchronisation through original dance, audio-visual inventions, music and performance. Composers/performers: Tom Hall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Richard Hoadley, with guest artists Drew Milne, Redell Olsen and Kate Romano. Choreographer: Jane Turner. Midday Sunday May 13, 2012, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ. Entry is free, duration is 60 minutes. Includes all the chords and others (2012), for toy piano quartet, live computer audio and projections.

2012–04–25. all the chords in the keys of c (2009, rev. 2012), for 8-channel computer playback and visual display. Part of the second annual 4for8 concert. [[FB link]]( TAI-Studio of the MediaLab Helsinki, Hämeentie; 135 C, 00076 Helsinki, Finland, 18h, free.

2012–03–28. Conference paper, Morton Feldman and Electronic Music: Representation, Realisation, Materiality. CoDE 2012: 1st Annual Conference. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

2012–01–17. George Brecht Realisations, iconic fluxscore miniatures, now even further miniaturised, including ‘Motor Vehicle Sundown (Event)’ interpreted for toy radio-controlled cars. Directed by Tom Halland performed by Julio d’Escriván, Kevin Flanagan, Tom Hall, Richard Hoadley, Michelle Lewis-King, Paul Rhys and David Ryan. 19:30 in the Recital Hall, Helmore 029, Anglia Ruskin University. Part of the ‘Future Fluxus’, Visualise Cambridge. Free.


2011-12-08. Chip Interpretations. Performance by Till Bovermann and Tom Hall, with Guest lecture by Till Bovermann (Media Lab Helsinki), inaugural researcher in residence at the Digital Performance Laboratory, Anglia Ruskin University. 6pm, Hel029 (Recital Hall), Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge. This event is free and open to the public. chip-interpretations, tai-studio | |

2011-10-22. until unbidden go, for violin and live electronics. Mifune Tsuji, violin. 7pm, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Helmore Building HEL 029, Cambridge CB1 1PT. Part of the 2011 Festival of Ideas. Free. Event details.

2011-09-02. Conference paper, Unaligning Diatonicism: Listening and Composing around Post-atonal Tonality. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology 2011, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian universities.

2011-08-30, 17:00. Performance by Scottish Voices, the map has been barely marked, for women's voices (S, S, M-S, M-S) and fixed electronics. Glasgow University Chapel, concert part of Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology 2011.

2011-07-30. Conference paper, 'The seduction of graphism alone'?: the function of notation and technology in the Intersections of Morton Feldman. Seventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 and the international conference of the Society for Music Analysis. Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University.

2011-06-13. Triggered: a dance-music-digital performance that builds on the Cage-Cunningham legacy of interaction between music, dance and technology. Composers: Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Tom Hall and Richard Hoadley. Choreographer: Jane Turner. Dancers: David Ogle, Ann Pidcock. Special guest performers: Sam Hayden and Jonathan Impett. Kings Place, London. More information: Triggered@Kings Place; Richard Hoadley's Triggered Archive.


2010-12-02. Guest lecture, materials, process, context: computer-assisted composition with algorithms, Faculty of Music, West Road, University of Cambridge. 14:00.

2010-11-18. Aural Comprehension in Music 1963-1982 Revisited (2010), a multi-channel sound installation and lecture as part of a three day residency in the Experimental Sound Laboratory of the Institute For Music And Media (IMM), Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Düsseldorf, Germany.

2010-11-10. Performance in a John Cage Musicircus at Kettle's Yard, as part of the John Cage Every Day is a Good Day exhibition. With Richard Hoadley. Slowcoding with SuperCollider using laptop, soundcard, single genelec 8020 on the floor under a bench, pointing upwards (mimesis: the sound of the adjacent humidifyer, set at 56 rh). 20:00-22:00.

2010-11-04. Guest lecture, Triggered: Electronic Music Performance using Human Computer Interaction, Faculty of Music, West Road, University of Cambridge. 14:00.

2010-10-23. Music Technology Now, a demonstration of some of the work of the Anglia Ruskin University Digital Performance Laboratory. With Richard Hoadley. 14:00-16:00, Anglia Rusikin University (East Road reception). Part of the 2010 Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

2010-09-24. Composition Under the Yoke (2010), for flute, trombone, guitar, percussion, narrator and laptop. With Katy Price (text). Performed by members of Ensemble United Berlin and the composers as part of the SuperCollider Symposium 2010, Berlin. Kleiner Wasserspeicher, Diedenhofer Straße, 10405 Berlin. video excerpt.

2010-09-18. Teaching Introduction to SuperCollider workshop, with Nick Collins. Part of the SuperCollider Symposium 2010, Universität der Künste, Institut für zeitbasierte Medien, Grunewaldstraße 2-5, 10823 Berlin. Further workshop 2010-09-19.

2010-06-21. Concert Triggered: evening performance around physical computing and dance, with Richard Hoadley, Cheryl Frances-Hoad along with choreographers Jane Turner and dancers. Part of New Materialisms and Digital Culture, An International Symposium on Contemporary Arts, Media and Cultural Theory. Anlgia Ruskin University. Also includes a workshop on experimental performance and physical computing, 2010-06-22. The event is sponsored by CoDE: the Cultures of the Digital Economy research institute and the Department of English, Communication, Film and Media. More information:

2010-05-15. Hall, T. (2010). Twelve-tone time: analytical and compositional applications of Babbitt's time-point series system using custom software. Music and Numbers International Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University. [research paper]. Expanded abstract published in conference publication ISBN 978-1-899253-76-0.

2010-05-14. Hoadley, R., and Hall, T. (2010). Towards Embodied Control of Algorithmic Music. Music and Numbers International Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University. [research paper]. Expanded abstract published in conference publication ISBN 978-1-899253-76-0.

2010-05-09. Concert, Frame-braking: musical and poetic approaches to technology from subversive, DIY and historical perspectives. With performances by Katy Price, Katharine Norman, Richard Hoadley, Sam Hayden and Tom Hall. Midday Sunday May 9, 2010, Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ. Entry is free, duration is 60 minutes. Includes Frame-breaking (2007, rev. 2010), for for narrator, two electric guitars and laptops.

2010-03-22. Hall, T. and Hoadley, R. (2010). Invited performance and demonstrations at MIST (Museums, Interfaces, Spaces, Technologies) AHRC workshop, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Continued 2010-03-23.


2009-11-19. Lecture, Electronica and its Genres: Origins, Techniques and Aesthetics. Music, Technology and Innovation guest lecture at De Montfort University.

2009-09-02. Sound for hci flock and swoop, with Cheryl Frances-Hoad. For live computer playback using the snyderphonics manta and electric piano, and with dancers. Performed by the composers and Turner Dance with choreography by Jane Turner. A collaboration with the Anglia Ruskin Digital Performnace Laboratory, for the "Open House Festival of Interactive Technology" event of the 2009 23rd BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction, University of Cambridge, William Gates Building. 20 minutes. Further details of the Digital Performnace Laboratory representation from and Anglia Ruskin University.

2009-05-10. One Hundred and Twenty-seven Haiku. Sound art performance with technology. Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge. Including until unbidden go, for violin and live multi-channel sound. With Mifune Tsuji (violin), and other music and performances by Richard Hoadley, Katharine Norman and Katy Price. Midday Sunday, admission free.

2009-04-10. Paper: Time-points and Pitch clocks: SuperCollider tools for composition and analysis. Part of the 2009 SuperCollider Symposium, Wesleyan University.

2009-04-08. all the chords i should have played in the keys of c, for live computer playback and visuals. Part of the SuperCollider Symposium Kickoff Show. The Tank, 354 West 45th Street, New York, NY. $5. 21:30.

2009-02-27. until unbidden go, for violin and live multi-channel sound. Mifune Tsuji, violin. Commissioned by and part of the Beckett and Music Symposium, Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, University of Sussex, Brighton. Debating Chamber, Falmer House, admission free. 18:30.


2008-05-11. Silent Histories: soundscapes and compositions on the themes of stillness, technology and place. Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge. Including UK premiere of Skeletel Keys (2007, 6 channel version) and other music and performances by Kerstin Bueschges, Kevin Flanagan, Richard Hoadley and Paul Rhys. Midday Sunday, admission free.

2008-04-14. The Bunker Project phase II: prototype exercise I. Part of the Theatre Materials/Material Theatres conference, Centre of Excellence for Training in Theatre, The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, NW3 3HY. Live Sound design / transformations. To 2008-04-18.


2007-11-16. The Night of the Unexpected. The Blending Shed, Bates Mill, Milford Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DX. Including Frame-breaking (2007) by Tom Hall with Sam Hayden, performed by butterflyCut and members of [rout]. Part of the 2007 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. 21:00.

2007-09-28. the bunker project phase 1. The Shed at The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX. Sound design including Transmission of Excercise Communications Within the Department (2007) by Tom Hall with Lucy Caldwell. 20:00.

2007-09-19. Wavefield Synthesis Concert. Scheltema complex, Marktsteeg 1, 2312 CS, Leiden, The Netherlands. Including Skeletel Keys (2007) for wavefield synthesis playback. Part of the 2007 SuperCollider Symposium, Den Haag. 20:15.


2006-11-28. [rout] concert. bmic the cutting edge tour, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD. Including aCTRS (2006) by butterflyCut, performed with members of [rout], and As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape. 20:00.

2006-11-19. [rout] concert. bmic the cutting edge tour, Livingstones nightclub, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 2RB. Part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Including As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape, and two butterflyCut improvisations. 14:00-19:00.

2006-11-15. [rout] concert. bmic the cutting edge tour, Studio 1, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6DE. Including As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape, and butterflyCut improvisation.

2006-10-06. [rout] concert. bmic the cutting edge tour, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds. Including As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape.

2006-09-02. Drawing Differently. Workshop and concert based on freehand digital three-dimensional drawing, with New Music Fellow Anton Lukoszevieze, harpist Rhodri Davies and artist Claude Heath. Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. 11.45-16.45.

2006-07-28. Hearing Voices / New Media Pocket Opera. Staatsoper Stuttgart, Forum Neues Musicktheater, Im Römerkastell, Naststraße 31, 70376 Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany. A project within the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, University of Sussex. Sound design and audio electronic interludes by Tom Hall.

2006-02-18. Reflections, Refractions, Distortions. Workshops and concert involving [rout], Isis Ensemble and Oxford Improvisers. Jacqueline Du Pre Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford.


2005-12-08. [rout] concert. bmic the cutting edge, The Warehouse, 13 Theed St, London SE1 8ST. Including As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape, and butterflyCut improvisation. £10/£7, 8pm.

2005-12-01. [rout] concert. Pavilion Theatre, Brighton. Including As Far East As Bemm River (2005) by Tom Hall with Rohan Drape, and butterflyCut improvisation. £10/£6, 8pm.

2005-11-26. Hub Shorts. hcmf 2005 Festival Hub, Huddersfield. butterflyCut, 30 min set. Free entry, 11.30am.

2005-11-12. Chronic Epoch, Arch, Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, London SE11 6AY. [rout] and butterflyCut.

2005-11-01. Rational Rec, Music Gala no.1. Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB. butterflyCut, 30 min set.

2005-10-05. Audiodome Concert. Amimax Miltimediatheater Audiodome, Bonn Germany. Including Improvisation I, for treated bass guitar and voice, by Tom Hall with Ligia Liberatori (dance and voice), Alberto de Campo and Julian Rohrhuber (SuperCollider programming).

2005-09-10. London Placard Headphones Festival. state51, Shoreditch London. butterflyCut, 20 min set, 9pm.

2005-06-17. Nang Gallery opening preview. Art by Merlin Carpenter, Alastair Mackinven and Ben Wallers. Hoxton, London. Two sets of live computer music using SuperCollider: