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CMOS Logic Computer

8-bit CMOS Logic Computer

This is my 8-bit computer built from CMOS logic gates, based on the SAP-1 in Albert Paul Malvino’s Digital Computer Electronics. It was hard to avoid creating a rats’ nest of wires, but there is (surprisingly) about 40m of wire in total. Its hard to gauge the amount of detail to describe this project in; there’s enough for a whole book’s worth describing it from the logic gates up, so I’ve provided a brief overview and a video that shows how it works in action! The computer is fully programmable and it can add and subtract numbers from 0 to 255. The computer…

‘Reappraising the Seicento’ Available Now

It is now possible to place an order for my book ‘Reappraising the Seicento: Composition, Dissemination, Asslimilation’ of which I am both a joint editor and contributor. Reappraising the seicento presents new perspectives on some relatively well-researched areas of music history and adumbrates some more arcane aspects of the period, offered by fledgling scholars and early career researchers in the field of musicology. The scope of the title has the potential to warrant a tome on the subject, but it is not the intention to provide a comprehensive survey of music in the seventeenth century. Instead, five essays are presented,…

Don Carlo Gesualdo

A Jargon Free Explanation of my PhD Research

Don Carlo Gesualdo was an Italian Prince in the Renaissance. He was born into one of the richest families in Naples and married the most beautiful woman in the south of Italy. Unlike most aristocrats of his day, he was a virtuoso musician and composed beautiful and expressive music, but there was also a darker side to his character. Catching his wife and her lover red-handed, he brutally murdered them both before fleeing to his hilltop castle. There, in the courtyard, he had his youngest son whose parentage he now doubted, rocked to death whilst a choir sang songs about…