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London Sinfonietta ‘Notes to the New Government’

I’ve been commissioned, along with poet Luke Wright, by London Sinfonietta to write a new work for their ‘Notes to the New Government’ project, which will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall two days after the upcoming UK election. 

Our piece, The National Loneliness, will call on the new government is to address the disconnectedness felt by so many in society. The work will consist of spoken poems, which are interspersed with sung choruses. The poems provide snapshots into the lives of characters who are isolated in some way. In the choruses the soprano, Juliet Fraser, will act as a Siren (in the Greek sense) who banally calls us to the so-called ‘national conversation’ singing ‘We’re all in this together… in leisure love and labour’.


London Sinfonietta\\\’s \\\’Alternative Visions\\\’ – BFI – London – 10/12/14

London Sinfonietta's 'Alternative Visions'
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
BFI (map)
Belvedere Road,
South Bank
London , UK SE1 8XT
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The BFI’s major season, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, plays host to a meeting of music and film. Five solo voyages have been specially written by emerging composers for double bass, cello, tuba, viola and flute, each brought to the screen by artists at Central Saint Martins. My new piece for solo tuba, 'The Thing' will be played by David Powell. The other composers are Christopher Mayo, Luke Styles, Jacob Thompson- Bell and Deborah Pritchard.

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London Sinfonietta Commission

I’ve been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta to write a new piece for solo tuba and distortion pedal. My new work, The Thing, will be performed by David Powell alongside four other new solo works at the British Film Institute as part of ‘Alternative Visions’ on 10th December at 6.30pm. The new pieces will be played alongside new films by student artists from Central Saint St Martins. The other featured composers are Christopher Mayo, Luke Styles, Deborah Pritchard and Jacob Thompson-Bell. Booking info.

London Sinfonietta perform ‘Momentum’ at Sounds New, 4th May

The London Sinfonietta (!), conducted by Diego Masson will perform Momentum at Sounds New on Friday 4th May at 7.30pm. The concert is the opening gig of the Sounds New Festival 2012 and includes my ICP winning piece alongside works by George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, Peter Maxwell Davies and Edmund Finnis.

Needless to say, I’m very excited!

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