BBC Radio 3 & BASCA conference on Diversity in Composition

I was invited to speak on a panel about diversity and inclusion in composition. The conference was held at RNCM and hosted by the BBC and BASCA. The panel was chaired by Tom Service and the other contributors were Susanna Eastburn (chief executive of Sound and Music), Rob Adideran (executive director London Music Masters) and Jeffrey Mumford (composer). It was a lively discussion with lots of really important issues coming to the fore and I felt very glad to have been a contributor. 

Listen again...

 

The discussion was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen to it here

Performance of Look Up at Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht

Look Up for four voices, viola da gamba and electronics will receive its second performance as part of Gaudeamus Muziekweek, in Utrecht this September.  Performed by the wonderful Silbersee Vocal Ensemble and electronics by Wouter Snoei .
 

8.15pm, 9th September, 2016 , Pieterskerk, Utrecht, Netherlands

Performances Autumn/Winter 2015

Many apologies for the lack of updates over the last few months. I got married just over a week ago and the run up to the wedding left little time to keep on top of anything other than composing and wedding planning!


I have a few projects in the pipe-line for Autumn/Winter:

 

Sorrow’s Share
17th September, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.
A Chamber Opera written for the culmination of Jerwood Opera Writing Programme.
Tickets here

Positive/Negative Space
20th November, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Riot Ensemble.
The Riot Ensemble will give the second performance of Positive/Negative Space at Bates Mill Blending Shed, 9.30pm. Originally commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in 2013.
More info and tickets here

Kinesphere
My solo flute piece, Kinesphere, will be released on NMC as part of the London Sinfonietta Shorts Series. Date tbc.

The Journey Between Us
11th/12th February 2016 Southwark Playhouse, London.
I am working on a commission for the London Sinfonietta. A performance of music and short stories read by Lisa Dwan. More on this soon!
Tickets here

Projects January – March 2015

Impuls Festival

I will be participating in the Impuls Academy as part of the Impuls Festival in Graz, Austria, this February. I am looking forward to hearing a lot of new music and working with a variety of exciting musicians and composers.

Jerwood Opera-writing Programme

I will be in Aldeburgh once again for a week of opera immersion in March! Looking forward to starting a new project and building relationships with other opera practitioners.

AUTUMN/WINTER PERFORMANCES 2014

26th October- BRITTEN WEEKEND, ALDEBURGH MUSIC, SNAPE MALTINGS, SUFFOLK

 

Its Day for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra

tenor- Alex Aldren

conductor- Jay Crossland

more info here

 

31st October- OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL

 

Ganymede for tenor and piano

tenor- Daniel Norman

piano- Andrew West

more info here

 

26th November- LONDON SINFONIETTA, KINGS PLACE

 

KInesphere for solo flute

flute- Michael Cox

 

5th December- LOD MUSIC THEATRE, GHENT, BELGIUM

 

Look Up for 4 voices and viola da gamba