The following with a few typos etc updated was sent to Alan a while back:-
My piano lessons were stopped at 13 or 14 because I wouldn't practice. I have been an _experimental_ percussionist (Cobbing's Round Dance text-sound composition for instance) but could never get away with being a competent percussionist. Apart from that, as Brian Eno said, I play the recording studio. Fylking Stockholm 70s, West Square London 70s and 80s and since then home studio as that became possible; since early this century Goldsmiths University of London EMS now
And I sound sing
composing with a mixture of vomiting and choking as I think Alan Sondheim described it in 2003, a description I have always favoured. In the 90s I performed with Bob Cobbing a lot. Nowadays I find myself associated with Goldsmiths Music Dept. During the 90s I have made text-sound composition with John Drever. Masses of it really. Carefully planned but finally improv. I am happy to talk about that. With Benedict Taylor, a fine violist.
>If you have any experience with online improvisation,
Depends what you mean, perhaps no. I tend towards live improv. I am pretty familiar with the web and computers. I have Audacity on my pc. I have not done anything connected over distance
>And please, if you're thinking of dropping out (this happens to a certain percentage all the time), please let me know, so I don't try to chase you down for participation!
It's a risk because I am so busy just now; but I am rather keen on doing this and will try not to drop out