I have been selected for PRS for Music’s exciting new scheme for composers, Accelerate. This will culminate in a performance on Thursday 22nd November 2018 given by the Berkeley Ensemble featuring works by all the composers on the project, with workshops and mentoring from John Woolrich along the way.
Some snippets from a couple of my recent pieces:
Locks of the Approaching Storm for eight players
Performed by members of the Philharmonia Orchestra (cond. Diego Masson) at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 23rd June 2016.
Cast (after Moholy-Nagy) for piano soloist and nine players
Performed by Jin Hyung Lim (piano) and the University of York Chamber Ensemble (cond. John Stringer)in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, 4th May 2016.
Uhtceare – a piece I wrote two years ago for York-based ensemble Dark Inventions – has been published by University of York Music Press and recorded on the Firewheel CD by the same ensemble.
The recording and the collection of published scores also feature pieces by the excellent Philip Cashian, Stef Conner, Benjamin Gait, Martin Scheuregger and Christopher Leedham.
More details about the recording (including where to buy it from) can be found here. Alternatively, it is also available on Spotify.
The score and parts are available through UYMP here.
This is a terribly delayed post, but a few months ago I received the Terry Holmes Composer/Performer Award with pianist Jin Hyung Lim. We are currently working on a concerto for piano and ensemble that will be a response to László Moholy-Nagy’s wonderful rotating, metal-clanking, shadow-throwing sculpture Light-Space Modulator.
This will be my second time working with an ensemble under John Stringer‘s baton, now with University of York Chamber Orchestra. The piece will be performed in April 2016 (precise date tbc).
New recording news (part 2): the University of York Symphony Orchestra recently gave a fantastic performance of Ropes of Maui, my new orchestral piece and the end result of the Lyons Celebration Award. Here it is, conducted by John Stringer:
New recording news: here is Uncanny Vale for wind quintet being performed by the Britten Sinfonia at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 2nd December 2014. (Recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.)
Exciting news from the Royal Philharmonic Society: I have been awarded an RPS Composition Prize to write a chamber work for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Music of Today series. The full press release is here. We will be confirming the instrumentation over the coming months. The finished work will be performed on Thursday 23 June 2016, 6pm, in the Royal Festival Hall. The prize also involves taking part in The Philharmonia Young Composers Academy, which will include a number of seminars with Unsuk Chin and with the Philharmonia players.