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.
Here’s the first in the ‘How I Compose’ series, during which I’ll be inviting a different composer each month to discuss their compositional practice, in relation to a recent work of theirs. First up, yours truly… Click on the image below to read the article:
After an enormously protracted wait, I’m extremely happy to be releasing these fine recordings into the universe. Please download and enjoy this collection of my earliest piano works, performed by the ever-amazing Adam Swayne. For the next month this EP is available on a pay-what-you-like basis, so make the most of it! Get your copy from my Bandcamp page, or via the player below:
I am curating a series of articles for the British Music Collection called ‘How I Compose’, where I’ll be inviting different composers over the coming months to talk about their working process in relation to a composition of theirs. Here’s a little introductory blog I wrote as a kind of mission statement…
Here’s a score video for my piece ‘Incendiaries’, performed by the fantastic Workers Union Ensemble in February last year at Friends Meeting House, Sussex Uni.
Here’s an interview I did not too long ago with The Cross-Eyed Pianist:
Hugely excited that the premiere of my new piece ‘Intraversing’ is just around the corner! Written for three bassoons, it was commissioned through the LSO Soundhub, and will receive its first outing at LSO St Luke’s on 19th June, in the capable hands of Dan Jemison, Joost Bosdijk and Dominic Tyler, with Darren Bloom conducting. Visit the event page by clicking on the banner below.
Next up, the score video to my second choral work ‘The Architect’. This piece was commissioned through Sound and Music’s ‘Portfolio’ scheme in 2013, and was premiered by the London-based experimental choir Musarc (to whom the piece is dedicated) in December 2014 at Christ Church, Spitalfields, which this recording is a document of.