I had my first workshop at Maida Vale Studios with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Garry Walker, on Monday 18th March. They played the first sketches for my ‘Lullaby for Joni’, which I am writing as part part of the Sound and Embedded Residency with the orchestra. It was great to hear my piece and gave me a lot to think about. It was also good to hear the embryo works by the two other composers Tom Coult and Aaron Holloway Nahum. It was also good to have our mentor Richard Causton around to discuss ideas with. Now I am frantically doing revisions and writing new material for my next workshop in April!