I am a musician who develops unusual methods of composition that blur the line between composer and performer.

I have filled taxis with recorder players reading traffic lights as notation, played gold-painted pianos overflowing with buckets of red wallpaper paste, invented the game of violin cricket, and been tickled by improvisers playing my ticklish body as a musical instrument.

My work has been performed in the National Portrait Gallery, the Handel & Hendrix House Museum and Cafe OTO in London, the Orgelpark and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lapidarium of Kings in Copenhagen, Walled City Festival in Derry, Birmingham International Dance Festival, and Cheltenham Music Festival.

“Literally breathtaking … gripping physicality and energy”


I perform in Private Hire, a duo with Kathryn Williams in which the work teeters on a balance of rigorous enquiry and playfulness. I also have a duo with Seán Clancy that explores the collaborative process through a kind of visual musique concrète arising from the images of performance situations.

I teach Experimental Performance at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and composition at Cork School of Music.

Scores are available to download from the British Music Collection.

Links for further information:
Click here to listen to an interview about my work on ResonanceFM
Click here to listen to a broadcast about my work on Deutschlandfunk
Click here to read an article about my work by Louis d’Heudieres
Click here to read an article about my work by David Pocknee
Click here to visit Andy Ingamells on ResearchGate