I’ve been selected to take part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in June. I’ll be working with a pianist on a new work exploring extended piano techniques, mentored by Pierre Laurent Aimard and Yukiki Sugawara. Hopefully there will also be a workshop with Lachenmann too! There will be a concert on 23rd June at 6pm. Better get writing…
I’m delighted that Musarc, under the expert direction of Cathy Heller Jones, are performing ‘Interplay II’ again this Friday in London. I’ll be playing piano for my piece and for the carols and various other Christmas treats. It promises to be a fantastic concert in an amazing space!
I recently started work as the AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Composition for Cochlear Implant Users at the University of Southampton. This exciting job involves helping devise and run workshops, developing a music training program and writing new pieces for CI users. I’m working in the Music Department, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC) at the University of Southampton. I’ve been finding my feet for the past few weeks and am really enjoying the work. You can read some info about the project at the Southampton website. I’ll keep updating about any new pieces and activities as they come up!
I had a brilliant day yesterday working with the Musarc choir at St. Stephen Walbrook Church. The choir commissioned three composers, Neil Luck, Tom Chant and myself to work with the choir on new pieces. I wrote a new piece ‘Interplay II’ for choir, piano and live electronics. The choir were a joy to work with and their director Cathy Heller Jones did an amazing job conducting my piece. A recording is already available thanks to Joseph Kohlmaier and while I think the electronics could perhaps be louder and further developed I think the piece as a whole is rather effective!
I am working on a new piece for choir, piano and live electronics which the Musarc choir will workshop and perform at St. Stephen Walbrook on 1st July. I’m really excited to be working with Musarc and in such a fantastic space! Please come either to be involved in the workshop or to the concert at 8.30pm.
This is a recording of ‘The Dino Rescue Team’ with Dafydd Williams directing! Enjoy!
My new piece ‘The Dino Rescue Team’ will be performed by the Hackney CYM Red and Yellow Choirs, Oliver Senton (narrator), Mobius String Quartet, Caz Wolfson (percussion) and me (piano) in Shoreditch Church at 2pm this Saturday. The piece was written as part of HMDT’s PRS Foundation Young Composers’ Scheme. Tickets are free and it should be great!
A new music story book/CD, ‘An Invite from the Queen‘ has been released by Hackney Music Development Trust (HMDT). I was involved in the devising process in my role as one of HMDT’s PRSF Trainee Composers and also played flute, hammond organ and even sang on the CD! The narration was done by Griff Rhys Jones, the composition by Matthew King and for anyone with little ones or an inner child it is an absolute must!