Mar 09

‘As Day Recedes, So Night…’ Premiere

‘As Day Recedes, So Night…’ – I wrote this short wind trio 4 years ago, but it was never played through or performed until last month, when the WindRose Trio gave this fantastic premiere in Edmonton, Canada. And what a pleasure it is for me to finally hear it come to life!

Jan 20

‘n.t.l.x’ Premiere @ Tallis Festival, ACCA – 8th Feb

A new piece of mine, ‘n.t.l.x’, will be premiered by the New Music Players at the upcoming Tallis Festival at ACCA, University Of Sussex, on Thursday 8th Feb. The work takes its core material by reducing Tallis’s motet ‘O Nata Lux’ to a single melodic thread, which is then embedded amongst a counterpoint of hushed instrumental textures. ‘n.t.l.x’ will be premiered alongside new works by composers including Ed Hughes and Ben Oliver. More details available HERE.

Jan 20

A Hidden Order @ Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

‘A Hidden Order’ are part of a group show going up today at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Entitled ‘Listening To Art, Seeing Music’, the show explores the “mesmerizing world of music celebrating the living traditions of the Muslim world and their interaction with other cultures through time and space”. And even more exciting for us is that we’ll be flying out there in May to perform a brand new live show with a new trio of Philippe Barnes (flute), Attab Haddad (oud, percussion) and myself (guitar, percussion). Visit the exhibition page here for more info.

Sep 01

‘As Day Recedes, So Night…’ Premiere @ Edmonton, Canada – Windrose Trio

Some time ago I wrote a short work for wind trio called ‘As Day Recedes, So Night…’ – this piece was written in response for a call for scores, but ended up sitting in the desk draw for a number of years. Through some twist of fate, I’m very happy to announce that it is finally receiving its premiere by the Windrose Trio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 11th Feb 2018. Regretfully I will be many thousands of miles away, but if you happen to be in the area, please do show some support on my behalf! More details HERE.

Aug 31

‘Moth To Flame’ @ Brighton 28/10/17 – The Riot Ensemble

This Autumn the Riot Ensemble will premiere a very short piece of mine called ‘Moth To Flame’ (for violin, viola, alto flute and piano) at Brighton’s St Nicholas Church, 28/10//17, 5pm. The concert, organised in conjunction with New Music Brighton, will feature the UK premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s ‘Ayre’, alongside works commissioned through Riot Ensemble’s 2017 Call For Scores and miniatures by NMB composers. For more details, visit the event page.

Aug 31

‘Swells, Shrieks & Judders’ Premiere @ Composit 2017, Rieti, Italy

I had the great pleasure of attending the Composit New Music Festival 2017 in Rieti this Summer, where guitarist Maarten Stragier premiered ‘Swells, Shrieks & Judders’, a new work of mine for electric guitar and pedals. Over the course of the festival I was also fortunate enough to study with Pierluigi Billone, Peter Ablinger, and Davide Ianni, and to befriend a whole cohort of composers from around the world. It’s a wonderful, wonderful week to be a part of, so keep your eyes on their website for next year’s festival.

Jun 19

‘A Hidden Order’ @ Visual Music Award 2017, Germany

‘A Hidden Order’ is amongst 10 artworks to have been nominated for the Visual Music Award 2017!  Screenings of all the works (including our ‘Hexagon II’) will be held at the Cinema Gelnhausen, Germany, alongside the award presentation. Find out more about the event on their Facebook page HERE.

Jun 19

‘Stranger’ @ MoMA, NY

Super hyped that Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur‘s ‘Stranger’ (for which Jules Arthur and I composed a 5.1 surround soundtrack) is being screened at MoMA, NY, this month. Check out the event page HERE.

May 24

‘Extraversing’ Premiere @ LSO St Luke’s

Here’s a video from the premiere of ‘Extraversing’ for bassoon & ensemble, performed by members of the LSO in February this year at LSO St Lukes. This piece was kindly commissioned through the LSO Soundbub.

Mar 30

‘A Hidden Order’ @ Edinburgh International Science Festival

‘A Hidden Order’ will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh International Science Festival for the next couple of weeks. If anyone’s in the neighbourhood, do check it out – we have a selection of our prints on display alongside two video installations, as well as an interactive room where you can turn your own music into geometric patterns!

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