Music

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Sleep CD

An hour of music and sounds designed to enhance sleep and sleep health. This music has been used to encourage more regular sleep patterns, deeper REM sleep and re-establish circadian rhythms. Whilst their is no guarantee it will work for everyone many users (both adults and children) have experienced significant change in their quality and duration of sleep.

The CD contains 7 tracks varying in time from around 5 to 15 minutes in length.

“at last!” parents of a 3 year old

“40 winks (sometimes more) instead of 2 or 3” adult

“the land of nod is accessible using this CD” parent

 





 
Available  on iTunes John Biddulph – Sleep and Amazon MP3


 

Galilean Moons CD Galilean Moons CD

1. Europa
2. Ganymede
3. Callisto
4. Io
Bonus track – Moon Coming Out

 

The tracks on this CD were composed with people on the autistic spectrum in mind but I hope they might be helpful and enjoyed by others too. Recorded using a variety of sound sources including synthesisers and sampled sounds, the music has been used very successfully to instil a sense of calm before sleep or focus before an  activity.  First performed in West Road concert hall, Cambridge at a concert to raise funds for the Autism Research Centre. This CD is available (UK only) for £6.99 + £2.00 Postage and Packaging (MP3 downloads available for all other countries – please contact by email at the foot of this page stating which title you require)






Nautilus Project CDThe Nautilus Project CD

The Nautilus Project began life as a collection of music designed to help establish a balanced and more consistent sensory integration system. However, the music can be enjoyed on a number of different levels whether or not it is used as part of sensory integration programme or simply to enjoy for the music’s own sake.

This CD is available (UK only) for £5.99 + £2.00 Postage and Packaging (MP3 downloads available for all other countries – please contact by email at the foot of this page stating which title you require)

 





The High Peak Suite – memories of a Cromford childhood CDHigh Peak Suite CD

A celebration of music that explores themes from John’s own childhood including The Singing Miller, He caught a Pike, Cromford Wakes and a celebration of all things Arkwright! Derwent Valley Mills –  ‘It’s powered his mills and yet it trickles through our hand’.

Hear instrumentals including The Bear Pit (there is one in Cromford – not literally!), Middleton Top Reel and Mist on the Moor.

This CD is available (UK only) for £5.99 + £2.00 Postage and Packaging (MP3 downloads available for all other countries – please contact by email at the foot of this page stating which title you require)





Terra Nova CD (available now)
Terra Nova CD
John’s latest collection of music inspired by the expedition lead by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. This music was performed live for the first time at The Scott Polar Research Institute on 6 December 2012.

Hear the haunting ‘Timeless – Polar mix’, the poignant ‘All our day dreams are gone’ and the lively and uplifting ‘Hoosh’! An instrumental that pays tribute to the slightly strange and not entirely enticing stew concoction that the expedition members practically survived on and has the glorious sounding name that is also celebrated in the music.

This CD is available (UK only) for £6.99 + £2.00 Postage and Packaging
or by going to  John Biddulph - Terra Nova





The Secret Busker - not a CD - Live music! The Secret Busker Project

John has performed with many well-known musicans such as Jools Holland and Nigel Kennedy and in many different musical guises from orchestras to jazz bands to folk groups and he even played on a bhangra track that reached no. 1 in the UK Bhangra Charts.

So why busking? Busking can be a fairly solitary activity – so far so good. John’s busking has 2 significantly different facets:

Busking activity 1
This comprises solo saxophone, other wind instruments playing over backing tracks with ‘standards’, some jazz, a little music from popular culture even a tiny smattering of Country and Western and one or two of John’s own compositions performed in a variety of venues either as a precursor to events, conferences etc or in a typical busking location such as Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets or Cambridge market and so on.

Busking activity 2 however, is quite different. The instrumentation is roughly the same but the venue and type of music is quite different. The style is far more improvisatory in nature though still uses some of John’s own composing work. It is also influenced by location (the sounds chosen for the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge would be different from an art gallery, museum or other public place). The music would be influenced by the artefacts, the visitors and other environmental elements. The visitors are able to interact with the music in real time through devices such as Sound beam and other ‘touch’ musical interfaces. Sometimes the sounds can be purposefully changed by deliberate interaction; sometimes they will be modified by someone passing moving through the beam and triggering sound events.

John undertakes an amount of charitable and other fund-raising work through his busking activities.

If you would like to know more about busking, autism and John’s work please contact him on john.biddulph@autism-outreach.org.uk