TOO MANY SWEETS launch at the Vortex

Had a brilliant time at the album launch party for my BRC album TOO MANY SWEETS on Tuesday at The Vortex in Dalston, London. Lovely crowd. Good to chat with Matthew Shlomowitz about the album and my music in more general terms. Amazing performance by Yshani Perinpanayagam of Drip Feeder. Great to play Love Letters with Hannah Williams too.


It’s out!! After 3 years of writing, exciting collaboration and production TOO MANY SWEETS is out there in the world! Thanks to everyone that has contributed to making it happen and to Birmingham Record Company for putting it out!

‘Love Letters’ reworked

Been working on a new version of Love Letters for me to play (piano/electronics) with Hannah Williams. Had a good first rehearsal yesterday on it. I need to practise! We will play the premiere at a new University of Southampton festival focused around AI Arts on 2 June alongside music by Anna Appleby and Drew Crawford/Bella Barlow. Music by Jennifer Walshe will also feature.

The Love Letters [with AI] project has been featured as a research highlight too:


Doing a big socials push at the moment around the release, next Friday 26 April, of my portrait album with Birmingham Record Company – TOO MANY SWEETS. The first video is a clip from awesome US pianist Dorothy Chan‘s recording of Too Many Sweets (when Dorothy met Blake).

Pythagoras’ Toolkit returns to Montreal

Had a fantastic time returning to Montreal this week for performances of Pythagoras’ Toolkit promoted by Le Vivier and Bach Before Bedtime. Was really fun working with the musicians from Ensemble Paramirabo again and of course the Dotted Line crew director/co-creator Rachel Warr and puppeteers Gilbert Taylor and Edie Edmundson.

Laefer Quartet performances of ‘Avalanche’

Laefer Quartet will give the world premiere of my sax quartet (with electronics) – Avalanche – at Turner Sims on 4 March 2024 at 1pm, as part of the Department of Music Lunchtime series. They will also play the piece at the launch of their new album STRATA on 16 March 2024 at St Peter’s Church, Fulham.

I’m really delighted to have Avalanche included on STRATA, which is released 1 March.