David Pocknee: Composer

About

David Pocknee is a composer, guitarist, visual artist and writer. He is currently studying for a PhD in composition at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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New Fordist Organization

The New Fordist Organization is a collective of composers, visual artists and performance artists, set up to apply the principles of mass-production, industrialization and mechanized creation, pioneered by the American industrialist Henry Ford, to the visual and performing arts. It is part of the The Institute of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology, an independent research organization designed to provide a platform for the use of cultural economics and cultural sociology as the basis for strategic interventions into the art markets.

website: http://nfo.ricercata.org

The Institute of ACES

The Institute of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology is an independent research organization designed to provide a platform for the use of cultural economics and cultural sociology as the basis for strategic interventions into the art markets.

Their website is here: http://www.acesinstitute.eu/

Dodecafinder

I wrote a piece of software that uses a genetic algorithm to find optimal 12-tone rows, given a set of criteria. The code is here: https://github.com/dpocknee/dodecafinder.

Much Too Much Noise

Much Too Much Noise is a publishing organisation that I run, dedicated to releasing concept-driven work in various media.

Website

Latest Release:

MTMN004: Beach Bums
by Robert Blatt

A paperback book for the beach.
Made by Robert Blatt

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Writing

Recent

The Veracity of Sociological Modelling in Political Music
Paper about how people misuse sociological modelling in "political" music.

Composition Is Not A Jaffa Cake, Research Is Not A Biscuit: A Riposte to John Croft
An essay critiquing John Croft's Composition Is Not Research article from Tempo.

CeReNeM Journal

I edited the web-based fifth issue of the CeReNeM Journal.

Historically Ill-Informed Performance Practice

A podcast/documentary I wrote and recorded looking at the up-and-coming field of Historically Ill-Informed Performance Practice: https://soundcloud.com/dpocknee/historically-ill-informed-performance-practice-a-documentary

Advice for Experimental Composers

A Twitter feed offering advice for experimental composers:
https://twitter.com/composeradvice