'His torrential polyrhythmic style and his ability to raise the stakes in formidable company establish him as a prime mover in the attempt to inject excitement and power back into total improvisation' - The Guinness Enc. of Popular Music, 1992.
Photo: Copyright Jo Fell
I will be living and working in Norway for six months from 1st January 2014 and will be engaged in research at the University of Stavanger and out playing...
12th February, Kunstfaglig Forum, UiS, Institutt for musikk og dans - 18:00
'The Connected Drummer: Improvising with Analogue and Digital Electronics'
Lecture by Paul Hession
Saturday 15th February 2014
The Thin Red Line (Fadnes/Pearson/Hession)
Tou Scene, Stavanger
Sunday 23rd February 2014
AntiSexist Quartet (!)
Gunhild Seim/Petter Fadnes/Anita Kaasbøll/Paul Hession
Tou Scene, Stavanger
11-14th March, GRS Seminar, UiS
Presentation at Seminar: 'Human-Computer Communication in Improvised Music Performance'
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Live Algorithms (Conference), Goldsmith's College, London
Alex Mclean - Live Coding/Paul Hession - Perc & Electronics
A concert held as part of the Live Algorithms workshop at AISB 2014
Council Chambers, Deptford Town Hall, April 2nd, 18.45-19.45
Wednesday 28th May 2014
TouScene, Scene 1, Stavanger
Kjetil Møster/Per Zanussi/Paul Hession &
Jacob Felix Heule/Håvard Skaset/Guro Skumsnes Moe
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 20:00
Ny Musikk, Stavanger - Tou Scene, Maskinhallen 20:00
Ståle Birkeland/Pål Asle Pettersen/Dag Egil Njaa/Paul Hession
Percussion/Digital Electronics Quartet
Sunday 29 June 2014 - 6:30pm (music from 7pm)
NIME Conference Concert, Cafe OTO, London E8
Tickets : £10 adv / £6 concession / £13 on the door
A concert of software autonomy in music, free improvising algorithms, generative systems and new interfaces for musically metacreative expression.
Featuring software compositions by Shlomo Dubnov, Nick Collins, Michael Young, Arne Eigenfeldt, Matt Yee-King, Oliver Bown, Doug van Nordt and more, and performances by the musicians Finn Peters (ﬂute,sax) and Paul Hession (drums).
The futurist Ray Kurzweil optimistically predicted at the end of the last millennium that by 2009 human musicians would be routinely jamming with autonomous software musicians, and by 2019 it would be normal for automated creative systems to be active participants across all of the arts. Despite the ﬂavour of fantasy, software autonomy is in fact creeping into creative practice and become a recognised creative form, a serious platform for exploring the radical ways in which we can draw on the rich behavioural potential of computation in music.
Sunday 14th September
Cafe OTO, London E8
Alan Wilkinson 60th Birthday Concert
Alan Wilkinson/Simon Fell/John Edwards/Steve Noble/Paul Hession