Department of Computer Science
(Formerly Computing Group, Department of Mathematical Sciences)
(Formerly the School of Mathematical Sciences)
Under construction (maybe)
and if you want to offer me a job my Curriculum Vitae.
Relevant Alternatives to John Fitch
Pointers to useful alternative pages include:
Media Technology Research Centre
John Fitch is a member of the
Media Technology Research Centre
Interesting musical information
Links to pages of other living musicians
Links to pages for dead musicians
I have both research and commercial interests in compilation.
- Cambridge LISP had a compiler developed from the Hearn-Griss
compiler. Unfortunately there are few implementations still in
use, but this remains my favourite LISP -- the semantics were
what I wanted.
- Compilation for parallelism has been the topic of a number of
papers by me and my students.
- Codemist Ltd is a creator
of quality C compilers, mainly for manufacturers. Their
compiler is often called Norcroft C.
- I have also worked on Fortran and C++ compilation.
- Of special interest is instruction scheduling and
A Collection of the Tasteless
The following links are of much more dubious value, and may indeed be
of even less interest than John Fitch. Any comments on these
fragments can be send to him by
John ffitch as Composer
The complete catalogue is being constructed elsewhere. As I
have time the material here will migrate to the new catalog.
Voice in the Machine
The Voice in the Machine was a weekend course given by Richard
Dobson and John Fitch in December 1994 as part of the Community Courses of the
University of Bath. This work is a collage, assembled by John
Fitch, of the students' work. (Unfortunately I do not have the names
of all the composers). The sound quality of this down-sampled version
is not good.
Collage 8KHz 110s 858Kb
There is only a small body of completed works described here
Drums and Different Canons #1 is a stereo tape work
written in Csound, lasting 7mins.
More information can be found here
- Half a Beast is a stereo tape work written in Csound lasting
This was written as an identity piece for ICMC'96; see
the Program Note
The AIFF sound file is
available for listening
The Orchestra and the Score
This piece received its premier at the City Hall, Hong
Kong on 22 August 1996.
A short piano work, written in 1964 for Fabienne
Thain, and recently revised. It was written to be played on a
real piano, but as I cannot play, this is created by Csound and a
Prelude (extract) 8KHz 20.34s 318KMb
Prelude 8KHz 131s 2Mb
Prelude (as MIDI file)
Singing in the Bath
A CD of music from Bath, including the pieces above, have been created
and is available for money from
me. There are 14 tracks, including music by Peter Cook, John
ffitch and Jeremy Leach. More details can be found elsewhere.
I am the administrator of one of the vegetarian mailing lists,
email@example.com, and am also a recipient of other vegetarian
lists. From this it should come as no surprise to you to discover
that I am a vegetarian. As a service to many of my friends, here are
some links to vegetarian resources.
Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom is a good general
mailing list: to join send an empty message. If that
fails or you have trouble, send mail to me.
VEGAN-L is a
mailing list for vegans and aspiring vegans.
To join send the message subscribe vegan-l Your_name.
UK Veggies list.
The best vegetarian restaurant I know.
Tony Weston, who used to run
Taigh-na-Mara, nr Ullapool, which was unquestionably the best
guest house in Britain, veggie or otherwise.
Some addresses and links you do NOT want to follow
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