I've been researching the music of Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997) for a number of years and specialise in presenting live versions of his work, the majority of which was created for player piano.
My Nancarrow-related work to date includes:
'Nancarrow's Drum Machines: the story of his mechanical orchestra and Piece For Tape' Journal article awaiting publication.
'Conlon Nancarrow’s Player Piano', presentation at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin as part of the Free! Music festival
'Dominic Murcott plays Conlon Nancarrow', a multi-media presentation at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the Music for Museums series.
'Anywhere In Time: A Conlon Nancarrow Festival' A ten-day event at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 2015. I co-curated the festival with Jay Sanders at the Whitney. I wrote the extensive programme notes which can be found here.
'Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow'
I instigated and curated this two-day festival at London's Southbank Centre, 2012. A digital version of the programme is available from the link above.
'Piece For Tape'
A solo percussion arrangment of Nancarrow's only composition for Tape. Recorded by Joby Burgess for Signum Classics.
'Armed Response Unit'
A new composition to accompany Piece For Tape. Recorded by Joby Burgess for Signum Classics.
Arrangements of 'unarrangable' Nancarrow studies including 'Study #21' for the London Sinfonietta, 'Study #36' for Alarm Will Sound, 'Study #5' for marimba and 'Piece For Tape' for percussion.
'Tomorrow's Music on Yesterday's Machines: In Search of an "Authentic" Nancarrow Performance'
Journal article in Music Theory Online, the journal for the Society of Music Theory
Formal lectures on Nancarrow
(UK) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Sussex University, Goldsmiths College, De Montford University, Universty of East Anglia
(Mexico) Homenaje a Conlon Nancarrow, Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City 2012. Cáterdra Nancarrow, UNAM, Mexico City
(Japan) Kunitachi Academy, Tokyo
Player Piano Presentations and Public speaking
(UK) Rest Is Noise Festival, Southbank Centre 2014
(USA) Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration, Berkeley CA 2012