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My article about writer’s block and Me and 4 Ponys has been publish on the Royal Philharmonic Society’s blog. To read it, click here.
My piano quintet, Me and 4 Ponys was premiered by Ensemble 360 at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley on 30th November 2018, with repeat performances given at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on December 1st, for Music in the Round Festival. The piece was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, and recorded for BBC Radio 3 for broadcast in Summer 2019. More information about the piece can be found in this article for Classical Music Magazine.
Micrographia was recorded by The Riot Ensemble at the studio at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Cologne, Germnay. It will be broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and released on Coviello Contemporary in Autumn 2019.
The video of the world premiere of Kindertotenspiel, which was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan, is now available to view here.
Tickets are now available for the first two performances of my new piano quintet, Me and 4 Ponys, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for Music In The Round Festival 2018. The piece will be performed at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley on November 30th, and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, on December 1st.
Tickets are available for the world premiere of Kindertotenspiel, which will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir James MacMillan on July 9th at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Click here to book.
The Mother has received a four-star review in The Stage. To read it, click here.
The Mother received its world premiere at POSK London, on April 25th 2018. It was staged by Mahogany Opera Group, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Jamie Man. The ensemble was CHROMA.
I will be discussing collaboration and The Mother on a panel with Mahogany Opera Group's Frederic Wake-Walker and Ally Rosser, and composers Rolf Hind and Jamie Man as part of Southbank Centre's Composers' Collective series at 11am on Sunday 15th April. Book tickets here.
My article about only sons and single mothers, and the inspiration for The Mother, is now up on the Mahogany Opera Group website. Read it here.
Tickets are now available for the world premiere of the concert version of my opera, The Mother. The Mother will be performed by Mahogany Opera Group dir. Frederic Wake-Walker and CHROMA cond. Jamie Man. Tickets are available here, and more information about the opera can be found on the Mahogany Opera Group website.
Tickets are now available for the world premiere of ELITE for Tenor, Keyboard, and 2 Synthesisers, at Filthy Lucre at Hackney Showroom on 24th February. Click here to book.
Tickets are now available for Nonclassical's Rise of the Machines #2, including the world premiere of Interdimensional Cable - one of five movements for drum machine and orchestra to be performed by the Nonclassical Orchestra and conducted by Jessica Cottis. Click here to book.
April in the Amazon has been shortlisted for the ICSM World Music Days 2018 in Beijing. April in the Amazon was commissioned by Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival, and performed by Lore Lixenberg and CHROMA cond. Timothy Burke in 2014. To see the full shortlist, click here. To watch the world premiere performance online, click here.
The world premiere performance of Ctrl at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 24th November 2017 has received positive reviews in The Arts Desk, The Financial Times, and 5:4. Ctrl was performed by Sarah Dacey and The Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway Nahum. For more information about the piece, click here.
I have been selected for the LPO Leverhulme Young Composers Scheme 2017/18, along with composers Lillie Harris, Karol Nepelski, Neil Smith, and Ailie Robertson. For more information about the scheme, click here.
I have been awarded the RPS Composition Prize, and will be writing a piece for Music in the Round Festival 2018. For details, click here.