Audio + Video

Ars Electronica performance

With Peter Herbert (AT) on Double Bass and Hannes Löschel (AT) on piano

This performance was by Ars Sonorum which is part of Ars Electronica The performance was in the Sonic Lab at the Anton Brucker University in Linz, using their fantastic multichannel audio system. The performance took place on September 8th, 2018.

Raflost performance

With Eirikur Orri Olafsson on the trumpet. May 22nd, 2020

The Raflost festival took place during Covid-19 in Reykjavik. No audience, except in a nearby shop/bar called 12 Tonar.

Helsinki Performance

With Tommi Keränen on electric guitar, November 15th, 2019

A free improvisation with noise artist Tommi Keränen at the Kallio Stage in Helsinki. This was part of a symposium on new musical instruments organised by Koray Tarhiglu, and the concert included some fantastic performances, for example by Jukka Kääriäinen on guitar.

Brain Dead Ensemble in the Green Door Store

For Process Disperson performance in Brighton, September 6th, 2018

The Brain Dead Ensemble (Alice Eldridge - feedback cello, Chris Kiefer - feedback cello, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris - feedback bass, Thor Magnusson - threnoscope) if formed of experimental musicians working at the Emute Lab at the University of Sussex.

Open Sound Collective gig at the Verdict

with Alice Eldridge (Cello) and Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris (double bass)

This performance was a predecessor of the Brain Dead Ensemble, before Halldor Ulfarsson brought his halldorophone to Sussex, resulting in feedbac cellos and double basses

Fermata at OSC in Brighton from thormagnusson on Vimeo.

TopLap at 15

Live streaming from Brighton as part of the TopLap live coding festival

An unusual solo performance from my office as part of @toplaporg's 15th anniversary celebration. 84 hours of live #livecoding music streaming on the web. I grabbed my ThrenoScope performance and it can be seen here:

Brain Dead Ensemble releases

Music released by Confront Recordings and Silent Records

The Brain Dead Ensemble has performed widely and released some works too: EFZ with Confront Recordings and a piece called Live at Beast on a Silent Records compilation called Dark Indicator.

Brain Dead Ensemble at Rose Hill

Performing at the first Emute Lab gig at Rose Hill, January 12th, 2018

The first Brain Dead Ensemble performance. Gavin Burrows wrote a blog post about it for further information.

xCoAx performance and Edinburgh gig

General outline of the system and its design ideas

Two performances with Pete Furniss at xCoAx in Glasgow and at the Atrium at Edinburgh University. We recorded the Edinburgh concert and it can be heard at this link below. Pete wrote aboutthe collaboration here.

IRCAM talk

On Notating Algorithmic Machines

As part of my Sonic Writing project, I organised a sympsium at IRCAM, where I gave a talk about live coding and here the Threnoscope appears. I leave this video here for background info.