Publications

CDs

2019

We Lived in the Gaps between the Stories (2016) on Seeds, performed by Ryszard Lubieniecki (on sale Aug. 2019)

2018

Parallax Error (2014) on Cellomondo #2: Rebirth in Sound, performed by Katarina Gross (on sale Feb. 2018)

Print

2019

‘“Xenakis, not Gounod”: Xenakis, the Avant Garde, and May ’68’, in Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy (Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2019)

2018

‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories’ (2016) Amplified Accordion’ in Women and Music Journal, 21 (2018)

2017

‘New Music Biennial, Hull’, Sounds Like Now: Contemporary Music News <https://www.soundslikenow.net/new-music-biennial-hull/&gt; [August 2017]

2016

(Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks (London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)

‘(Per)Forming Art: Performance as a Compositional Technique’ in (Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks (London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), pp. 37-51

2015

‘(Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks’, RMA Newsletter, XIX.2 (November 2015)

2014

‘RMA 50th Annual Conference’, RMA Newsletter, XVIII.2 (November 2014)

Papers

‘“Xenakis, not Gounod”: Xenakis, the Avant Garde, and May ’68’ (paper), Exploring Xenakis Symposium, University of Leeds 12th September 2017

2016

‘“avant garde” and “Avant Garde”: A Practice-Led Investigation’ (paper), School of Music Research Seminar Series, University of Leeds 8th December 2016

‘What does it mean to “compose”?’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 16th May, 2016

2015

‘(Per)Forming Art: Performance as a Compositional Technique’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 7th December 2015

‘Using the Internet to Re-Define Compositional ‘Form’’ (poster), Study Day on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, University of Huddersfield 27th June 2015

‘Considering Expression as Compositional Material’: ‘Improvisation is the middle-ground between Composing and Performing’ or ‘Using Improvisation in Live Performance as a Compositional Technique’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 18th May, 2015

2014

‘The Composer’s Paradox: An Exploration of ‘Freedom’ and ‘Restriction’ within the Compositional Process’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 15th December 2014

‘A ‘Violent’ Encounter?: Notions of Hidden ‘Violence’ in Compositional Thoughts, Acts, and Encounters with the Work of Art’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 19th May 2014

2013

‘Compositional ‘Form’: A ‘Multidimensional Interstice’ (paper), PGR Symposium, University of Leeds 18th December 2013

‘Considering Compositional ‘Spaces’ as ‘Heterotopias’’ (paper), Music and/as Process Symposium, University of Huddersfield 29th June 2013

Performances of Works

2018

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED IV: …generously taken (ensemble) premiered 8th December 2018 by LSTwo Ensemble, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED III: transferred states (ensemble) premiered 7th May 2018 by LSTwo Ensemble, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

Soundtrack for Littley Car (short film) released November 2018 by Boylan Media

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED III: transferred states (ensemble) premiered 7th May 2018 by LSTwo Ensemble, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

Progress always comes late (solo piano) premiered 20th April 2018 by Ian Pace in London, England

2017

Resonance/Light/Decay (28 pianos) composed in collaboration with Dr Mic Spencer (University of Leeds) was premiered on 12 December 2017 in the School of Music, University of Leeds and featured on BBC Radio Leeds

‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories.’ (amplified accordion) performed 16th June, 2017 by Ryszard Lubieniecki in the Academy of Music, Bydgoszcz, Poland

‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories.’ (amplified accordion) performed 13th June, 2017 by Ryszard Lubieniecki in Wrocław, Poland

‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories.’ (amplified accordion) performed 10th June, 2017 by Ryszard Lubieniecki in the ‘Spadochron’ festival of solo improvised music, Wrocław, Poland

Pacific Pleasures (opera) was performed in London by the Bloomsbury Opera company in 2017

2016

CROSSWOR[K] (free instrumentation) performed by L.I.M.E. in their concert Barricades and Partitions, 1st May, 2016, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, England

Graphite Pendulum (solo clarinet in Bb and fixed-media electronics) performed by the Leeds University Union Music Society, 27th April, 2016, The Library, Leeds, England

petrichor (fixed-media electronics) was performed by the Leeds University Union Music Society, 27th April, 2016, The Library, Leeds, England

[Co]Valence II (flautist(s) and fixed-media electronics) performed 11th March, 2016 by the University of Leeds Flute Ensemble (thirteen flautists), Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

angustia (flute, accordion, violin, and fixed-media electronics), performed 6th March, 2016 by Trio Layers, KoncertKirken in Copenhagen, Denmark

angustia (flute, accordion, violin, and fixed-media electronics), performed 1st March, 2016 by Trio Layers, in a secret location in Copenhagen, Denmark

angustia (flute, accordion, violin) performed 19th February, 2016 by Trio Layers, Festiwal Akordeonowy in Mława, Poland

angustia (flute, accordion, violin) performed 13th February, 2016 by Trio Layers, The Municipal Gallery in Bydgoszcz, Poland

2015

angustia (flute, accordion, and violin) performed 20th November, 2015 by ensemble Trio Layers at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Air, Earth, Water, Fire (orchestra) performed 22nd August, 2015 by the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, York Barbican, England

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED II: 4B4 (chamber ensemble) performed 1st May, 2015 by LSTwo Ensemble, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

‘…it’s (al[l]/[ready]) been done!’ (fixed-media electronics) performed 21st February, 2015 in the Centre Stage concert series, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, England

‘It sounds an isochronism.’ (solo piano and fixed-media electronics) performed 21st February, 2015 by Alannah Marie in the Centre Stage concert series, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, England

‘Read between the…’ (fixed-media electronics) performed 21st February, 2015 in the Centre Stage concert series, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, England

To Rave in a Fifteenth-Century Discotheque from another Time Entirely (solo string instrument and fixed-media electronics) performed 21st February, 2015 by Alannah Marie (on viola) in the Centre Stage concert series, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, England

2014

The Ridge is beyond the Edge (fixed-media electronics) performed 2nd November, 2014 in the ‘di_stanze festival of electronic music’, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

The Carbon Loop (seven percussionists) performed 11th May, 2014 by percussion ensembles of the Musikhochschule Freiburg and the University of Leeds in the ‘Leeds Contemporary Music Festival’, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED I: the title is an image (chamber ensemble) performed 2nd May, 2014 by LSTwo Ensemble, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

2013

CROSSWOR[K] (graphic score for Notes Inégales) performed 5th June, 2013 by Notes Inégales, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

In the Zone (chamber ensemble) performed 19th April, 2013 by LSTwo Ensemble in the ‘Leeds Contemporary Music Festival’, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

2012

Dry Veins (soprano and piano) performed 14th October, 2012 by Dan Holden (piano) and Rhiannon Beck (soprano) in Leeds Lieder+ Day of Song (2012), Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

Workshops

2015

Parallax Error (solo double bass) workshopped 3rd September and 8th September, 2015 by Dario Calderone in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Utrecht, Netherlands

Parallax Error (solo violoncello) workshopped 3rd September and 7th September, 2015 by Katharina Gross in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy, Utrecht, Netherlands

Air, Earth, Water, Fire (orchestra) workshopped 20th August, 2015 by the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, Queen Margaret’s School, York, England

Parallax Error (solo violoncello) workshopped 29th January, 2015 by Ellen Fallowfield, School of Music, University of Leeds, England

2014

The Interlocutor (ensemble) workshopped 25th March, 2014 by Discord, School of Music, University of Leeds, England

2013

‘…the space of his occupancy of a world at a time…’ (solo cello) workshopped 10th May, 2013 by Seth Woods, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds, England

List of Works (2011-present)

2019

Phaedra (2019) for fixed-media electronics

2018

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED IV: …generously taken (2018) for ensemble

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED III: transferred states (2018) for ensemble

2017

Resonance/Light/Decay (2017) for 28 Steinway pianos, composed in collaboration with Dr Mic Spencer (University of Leeds) to celebrate the School of Music, University of Leeds, becoming a Steinway School

Progress always comes late (2017), solo piano [indefinite], composed to celebrate Ian Pace’s birthday

Film score for Littley Car (2016-17), independent film dir. Chris Boylan, produced by Boylan Media [c. 10”]

Pacific Pleasures (2016-17) Opera [c. 40”]

2016

‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories’ (2016) Amplified Accordion [indefinite]

[Co]Valence Id (2016) String Quartet [ 3’]

[Co]Valence Ic (2016) String Quartet [ 3’]

[Co]Valence Ib (2016) String Quartet [ 3’]

[Co]Valence IV (2016) String Quartet [c. 3’35”]

[Co]Valence IIIc: Battling a Diversion of Thought (2016) solo trombone [c. 3’35”]

[Co]Valence IIIb: Battling a Diversion of Thought (2016) solo percussionist [c. 3’35”]

[Co]Valence IIIa: Battling a Diversion of Thought (2016) solo voice [c. 3’35”]

[Co]Valence II (2016) Flautist(s) and Optional Fixed-Media Electronics [indefinite duration]

2015

Praying for Gabriel (2015) Ensemble and Fixed-Media Electronics [5’51”]

angustia (2015) for Flute, Accordion, Violin, and optional Fixed-Media Electronics [5’16”]

Air, Earth, Water, Fire (2015) Orchestra [6’41”]

To Rave in a Fifteenth-Century Discotheque from another Time Entirely (2015) Solo String Instrument and Fixed-Media Electronics [5′]

‘It sounds an isochronism.’ (2015) Solo Piano and Optional Fixed-Media Electronics [6′]

petrichor (2015) for fixed-media electronics [4’33”]

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED II: 4B4 (2014-15) Chamber Ensemble [7′]

2014

Graphite Pendulum (2014) Solo Clarinet Bb and Fixed-Media Electronics [7′]

The Ridge is beyond the Edge (2014) Fixed-Media Electronics [8′]

Re-press[ed] (2014) Solo Piano [4′]

Parallax Error (2014) Solo Bowed String Instrument [3′]

[Co]Valence IIIb (2014) Solo French Horn [2′]

‘…with still a life or two to spare for the space of his occupancy…’ (2014) Solo French Horn [4’]

The Interlocutor (2014) Ensemble [3′]

[Co]Valence Ia: Valence and Pain (2014) String Quartet [4′]

ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED I: the title is an image (2013-14) Chamber Ensemble [7′]

2013

The Carbon Loop (2013) Seven Percussionists [2′]

Sienna II (2013) Piano Trio [2′]

Sienna I (2013) Piano Trio [3′]

Interstice for iPhone and the whole world (2013-16)

‘…it’s already been done!’ (2013) Fixed-Media Electronics [3′]

Mo[u]rning Medi[t/c]ation (2013) Percussion, Piano, Organ, Fixed-Media Electronics [11′]

Inner a Mirror (2013) Chamber Ensemble [10′]

‘…the space of his occupancy of a world at a time…’ (2013) Solo Cello [5′]

CROSSWOR[K] (2013) Graphic Score for Free Instrumentation [indefinite duration]

A Matter of Energy (2013) Chamber Orchestra [8′]

(2012-13) Large Orchestra and Fixed-Media Electronics [10′]

In the Zone (2012-13) Chamber Ensemble [7′]

2012

Dry Veins (2012) Soprano and Piano [10′]

Escaping Frozen Music (2012) Large Orchestra [10′]

Breaking the Four Chambers (2012) Harp, Piano, Vibraphone, Violin [6′]

2011

Temporal Space (2011) 21 Percussionists [60′]

The Formation of Alcohol (2011) Clarinet, Violin, Piano [8′]

Arbitrary Iridescence (2011) Chamber Ensemble [5′]

Synchronising Pendulums (2011) Chamber Ensemble [5′]

3 √Cube3 a.k.a. THE CUBE (2010-11) Chamber Ensemble [8′]