Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychology
School of Psychology
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1
I am Chairman and Concert Secretary for the Nicholas Yonge
Society in Lewes, which puts on 5 chamber music concerts
a year with internationally renowned groups.
provide useful information about chamber music concerts and amateur
players in Brighton and the surrounding area. I maintain its calendar
of events and directory of local players.
Since retiring I have written chamber music programme notes for The
Dome / Strings
Attached Coffee Concert
Chamber Music Series, the Nicholas Yonge Society, St. John's Smith Square,
Square Concerts, the Royal
College of Music and Budleigh
The pdfs for
all my programme notes are indexed here. Feel free
to use them non-commercially.
I will usually drop everything (including hints) to play chamber
music. I have given local concerts with the Palmeira Quartet,
Petchov piano quartet and Sussex string quartet.
I played violin in the Palmeira Quartet along
with Anna Ruijterman, Paul Manderson and Howard Gough. Here are a
couple of items from a concert for Music on Sundays in Chichester (18
Nov 2012). Beethoven Op 18 no 4 second
movement. Puccini Crisantemi.
We played the Mendelssohn Octet with the
Chilingirian Quartet at the Bishopsgate Institute in April 2013 in a
memorial concert for Michael Hall, the founder of the Northern
Symphonia. We gave a concert at the Bognor
Regis Music Club on 1 Feb 2014. Following Paul Manderson's
death in December 2015, the quartet disbanded
Sonata for Violin
& Piano by Christopher Longuet-Higgin
This sonata was
initially written by Christopher
Longuet-Higgins while he was a young man at Oxford, but was revised
and converted to computer readable format (Encore 3) after he retired.
I corrected some errors in the Encore score and added some phrase
marks, metronome marks and dynamics with the composer's assistance.
After his death I converted the score to MuseScore format
and produced pdfs from this version.
Please download pdfs of the piano and violin parts and play
it. It is also available at imslp.org
Cello Conversion kit addendum Op 23 Bärenreiter edition
Dvorak uses the false treble clef for high cello notes.
Cellists prefer the Tenor clef. A conversion kit by Don Cohen is
available for the International editions of Dvorak chamber music from
I have prepared a kit of overlays for the Bärenreiter edition of the
Piano Quartet Op 23 which can be downloaded as a single
pdf file. Also available as separate pdf files or MuseScore
files for each extract with the movement and bar numbers given in
the file title.
My great-uncle Walter G Hick (1872-1901) wrote a "Morceau" for
piano entitled "Cherry Blossoms" which was published by Banks & Son
of York: a modest piece of victorian parlour music. I have transcribed
it with MuseScore and here it is as a pdf.
Accidental Vegan by Kate Darwin: Vegan recipes from
my wife; the result of discovering that we had a Vegan lodger .
Bread Recipes: Danish Rye Bread, and Sourdough Mixed grain bread
Stewart's Coarse Cut Marmalade recipe from her The Times Cookery Book of 1972 is
the best. Here it is
(edited). I have made an Excel spreadsheet
to help you calculate quantities.
have now retired. My active research interests were in auditory
perception and in speech perception - more specifically in auditory
grouping and the "cocktail-party" effect. Listen to a BBC Radio 4
program that I contributed to on the cocktail-party problem (12 Mbyte mp3 file).
Med direct access to my publications
Selected Publications (including difficult
to obtain material as pdfs).
Speech / Hearing Research Tools
excellent, free, multi-platform, user-friendly, stable,
well-maintained, scriptable program for doing a multitude of tasks in
speech and hearing research is here.
Tell your friends about it. Some Praat scripts that I have written for
doing changes to speech vocal tract size, Fo and duration and for
producing sine-wave speech and Shannon AM-noise speech are here. They were written for an older
version of Praat and so may need minor modifications to run under the
Last update 25 Dec 2017