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John Richards' Collateral Damage article for the Wire, April 2012

On Electronic Noise and the DIY. Part of Building a New World with a Better Jukebox: Amanda Palmer Invades the BL, British Library Conference Centre, London, 2011

In Discussion: a Dialogue between Visual Art and Music,
Supernormal 2011, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire - with Sarah Williams (curator at the Jerwood Space, London), Tony Herrington (editor of The Wire Magazine), Anat Ben-David, et al.

An Artist of a Floating World: Collaboration with Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato and musician Tim Wright for the International Dance Festival Birmingham, 2008. Part of the Dance Symposium, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, March 2011

Lead & Schemas, Institute of Contemporary Arts: Roland Magazine, Issue 9, 2011



Instant Noise on a Shoestring. Presented at the Noise Symposium, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, October 2008

Auto, Crack, Slimework and the Seven Leg Spider (with Tim Wright), ISEA2008 Proceedings, Singapore, 2008

Getting the Hands Dirty, Leonardo Music Journal, 18, 2008

Kreepback: no-bit, non-instrument Presented at the Devised Electronic Instruments Symposium, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, November 2007

John Richards, A Case Study in The Digital Musician: Creating Music with Digital Technology, ed. Andrew Hugill, London, Routledge, 2007

Unlearn – Re-wire: ephemeral musical devices, STEIM Project Blog 2007/08 http://steim.org/projectblog/

Lost and Found: the Mincer, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 15, Nov-Dec, 2007 http://leoalmanac.org/

I took away their guitars, but they still found a use for their effects pedals! Presented at EMS07, De Montfort University, Leicester, June 2007

Loving Latency: the Magical Time Machine
. Presented at the Two Thousand + SEVEN, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, SARC, Belfast, April 2007

The Short-Circuited Digital Mind. Presented at CCRMA Colloquium, Stanford University, CA, 2007

Inscribing Instabilities, Simon Atkinson and John Richards. Presented at the Institute of Electroacoustic Music, Sweden, February 2007

Full interview with Simon Harper for Channel 4's Ten4 Magazine, November 2006 pdf

Full interview with Massimiliano Busti for Blow Up (Italian magazine for rock, electronics and experimental music), February 2007 pdf

Dirty Electronics Manifesto 2006

32kg: Performance Set-ups for the Post-Digital Age. Presented at NIME06, IRCAM, Paris, June 2006

The Asynchronous Musician Presented at the Internet Music Symposium, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, May 2006

A New Generation for a Mad King Spunkmusic Tenth Anniversary Memorial Volume, ed. Lasse Marhaug, January 2006 http://www.spunkmusic.com pdf

Getting Beyond the Medium. Presented at EMS05, University of McGill, Montreal, Canada, October 2005

Performance-controlled Sound Diffusion. Presented at the conference Music and Gesture, University of East Anglia, August 2003

New Modality: Sonic Magnification. Presented at Music without Walls? Music without Instruments? De Montfort University, Leicester, June 2001

Towards a 'Chamber' Approach in Electroacoustic Music. Presented at the 3rd Sonic Arts Conference, Newcastle, 2000

Introspectiveness and the Source
. Presented at the 32nd Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference, 1998 and the 2nd Sonic Arts Conference, Huddersfield, 1999