For the past 12 months I’ve been working collaboratively on a new piece called ‘Barricades’ for the East London Community Band, commissioned through the Adopt A Composer scheme. The idea of the programme is to pair amateur ensembles with no experience of New Music with a living composer, who will write a piece specifically for them to perform. After a very exciting few months of composition, phone calls, workshops and rehearsals, I’m pleased to say that the premiere performance is just round the corner now. ‘Barricades’ will make its first outing on 8th October, 7pm at the Remembering Cable Street event, St John’s Church, Bethnal Green. A little more information can be found HERE.