Leafcutter John writes his own music software, most notably Forester for Max/MSP/Jitter. He gave talks and showcased his software across Europe, and he is also a regular guest speaker at the London College of Communication. In 2005 John spent a year as a teacher at Danish Institute of Electronic Music in Aarhus.
Leafcutter John also plays laptop and electric guitar in Polar Bear (3) experimental post-jazz band, and together with it's leader Sebastian Rochford he used to run a project Nails, where he combined processed electric guitar, electronics, percussion, vocals and synthesizer. His more recent project is called Melt Yourself Down – a Nubian-inspired party punk sextet, where he provides electronics and production.
Most of Leafcutter John's live performances are made of material from recorded works, combining folk songs with electronic passages via combination of layered vocals, guitar, cello, and electronics. This project has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and Australia. He also sometime performs solo, improvising and using unusual sound sources.
Leafcutter John Discography Tracks
- 20 Remix
- 2 Vocals
- 16 Instruments & Performance
- 3 Writing & Arrangement
- 2 Featuring & Presenting
- 5 Production
- 5 Technical
- 2 Visual