Six years ago a chance came up to join a collaboration which would become known as The Shine Project. Bede Williams - who teaches chamber music, conducting and performance at the University of St Andrews - intrigued me with an invitation to become part of a science/music/art project led by astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans,in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of St Andrews. Our aim was to create a series of public events that would mark the International Year of Light in 2015. Little did we realise that we would set something in train that would still be growing and spreading around the world more than five years later.
This project underpins a great deal of my output and is the background to many of the other works outlined on this site. More on the Shine story is covered here in my first blog.