Here is a recording of the second performance of ‘…and the stars were like pinpricks in the black fabric of night…’ by New Music Players @ The Warehouse, London, 25/09/15. Conductor – Ed Hughes.
The Etius Suite, a short, entirely palindromic 3 movement suite for piano 4 hands that I wrote a number of years back, will be performed in Swinburne Hall, Colchester on 4th November. The call for scores invited composers to submit new repertoire suitable for students of Grade 5 or below. Find out more about the event HERE.
I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s Adopt A Composer scheme, and to be paired with the East London Community Band. Adopt A Composer is run by Sound and Music, PRS and Making Music, and pairs composers with amateur music ensembles who have no experience with contemporary music. Over the course of the year, we’ll be collaborating on a new work, to be performed in London on July 15th 2016. Looks like I’ll also be arranging them a Christmas Carol for their end-of-year concert too! Find out more about Adopt A Composer HERE.
My new piece ‘…and the stars were like pinpricks in the black fabric of night…’ will receive its premiere on 25th September @ The Warehouse, London, performed by Ed Hughes’ New Music Players. There will also be a kind of unofficial, warm-up gig @ Friend’s Meeting House, Sussex Uni, Brighton on 24th. For the event page, click HERE, or on the image below.
Here’s an article I wrote for Sound and Music during the composition of a new work for percussionist Joby Burgess for the ‘Aluminium Music’ Portfolio Scheme. It was kindly published recently by Classical Music Magazine, but you can read it without typos online HERE.
I’m hugely honoured to be counted amongst Sound and Music‘s ‘New Voices 2015′ composers! There are a lot of exciting works to see and hear on the British Music Collection site, which you can find at http://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/new-voices-2015, or by clicking the banner below.
Here’s the premiere performance of ‘On Waking (Morning)’ by the Chapel Choir Of Selwyn College Cambridge @ St Bride’s, Fleet Street, 18/03/15. Words by Rowan Sawday. This piece was originally commissioned through Sound and Music’s ‘Portfolio’ scheme.
‘A Hidden Order’ were down in Glastonbury earlier this month for the ‘Exploring The Sacred Arts Of Islam’ festival. During the day we had great fun running a workshop on music and geometry, and that evening we were lucky enough to be joined onstage for an impromptu performance of Persian Classical music/improvisation by the Setar player Bahman Panahi, as a prelude to our live audio-visual show which closed the festival. Thanks are due to both the Chalice Well Trust and the Red Brick Building for hosting the event, accommodating us and keeping us fed and watered. Hopefully we’ll have more dates for you soon, keep watching this space…
Find out more about ‘A Hidden Order’ at www.musicalforms.com