I recently gave a paper on my upcoming opera alongside collaborators Dr Jorge Balça (stage director, librettist) and Dr Rachel Hann (scenography, lighting) at the Festival D’Aix-en-Provence. For context, “the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is an annual international music festival which takes … Continue reading Presenting at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence!
I’ve just spent a few days in Northumbria workshopping the bone conduction headphones for my opera that I’m in the process of writing. I’m writing it in collaboration with a scenographer and librettist / stage director. The creation process is … Continue reading Opera Creation enoa lab #2 : bone conduction and staging
I have just spent a week workshopping my upcoming opera at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. The opera creation process has received support from the European Network of Opera Academies (enoa) and the Gulbenkian Foundation. You can read about … Continue reading Opera Creation enoa lab #1 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
I am please to announce that my team was selected by enoa for their Opera Creation Journey programme! For information about how we got this far, see the post about our initial presentation to the enoa panel here. I am … Continue reading I am writing another opera!
Two of my compositions, angustia (flute, violin, accordion and optional fixed-media electronics) and ‘We lived in the gaps between the stories.’ (graphic score for amplified accordion) features on Polish ensemble Layers‘ new album Grundestein! Below is the album cover with … Continue reading New CD: Grundestein by Layers
We’re in the throws of a Lockdown and I’ve just had the privilege of presenting a paper on a potential opera I hope to write along with two other collaborators: a librettist and a scenographer. The presentation was conducted online … Continue reading International Conference at La Monnaie De Munt
I’ve made a YouTube video that tries to elaborate on my own approach to composing music. This entails what I think about what we call “Avant garde” music or “contemporary classical music” today. By all means, check out the video … Continue reading Practice-Led Research into an ‘Avant Garde’ Style
I’ve made an online lecture that discusses the compositional technique of Olivier Messiaen with reference to his quartet: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time) for clarinet, piano, violin and ’cello. In this lecture, I … Continue reading Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps
My piece ‘We Lived in the Gaps Between the Stories.’ written for amplified accordion is now available to buy on accordionist Ryszard Lubieniecki’s latest CD “SEEDS”! Below is some information about the CD which can also be read here. “The … Continue reading New CD out now!
I am pleased to announce that Ian Pace will be performing my Progress always comes late (2017) for solo piano. This piece was composed as a birthday present for Ian Pace on his fiftieth birthday. More information about this can … Continue reading Ian Pace in Huddersfield
The latest instalment in my ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED collection will be premiered by LSTwo Ensemble on Saturday. ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED IV: …generously taken explores the notion that all acts of composing involve (re)arranging what already exists. It generously takes, … Continue reading Upcoming Performance: ENERGY CANNOT BE CREATED IV
I’m pleased to announce that my latest article about one of my compositions ‘We Lived in the Gaps between the Stories.’ (2017) has been published in the latest ‘Women and Music’ journal (vol 22, 2018). More information about this journal’s … Continue reading Recent Publication: Women & Music Journal
I’ve recently started writing music for film. I composed the soundtrack to an upcoming short film LITTLEY CAR directed by Chris Boylan. You can watch the trailer here (below) The short film premieres on Friday 30th November in Yorkshire. More … Continue reading Latest Soundtrack: LITTLEY CAR (short film)
My latest composition, Resonance/Light/Decay for 28 pianos, composed in collaboration with Dr Mic Spencer (University of Leeds) was premiered on Tuesday 12 December, 2017 in the School of Music, University of Leeds. The composition and its performance was done to celebrate the … Continue reading New Piece for 28 Pianos Performed in Yorkshire
Interstice is out and available to download via iTunes! More information can be found here. Interstice is an artwork and iPhone app that enables users to record, and listen to, an audible representation of their heartbeat. It also allows users to select a musical fragment to accompany their heartbeat. As such, users from all over the world are able to collaborate in the formation of a composition comprising an intricate cacophony of audible heartbeats and musical fragments. Users can listen to the resultant conglomeration of audible heartbeats and musical fragments by navigating a three-dimensional representation of Earth. Each user can add up … Continue reading *Interstice* now available on iTunes