Psappha premieres ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’

Psappha have announced their 2018-19 season, and it will feature my duet for violin and cello The Vanity of Small Differences. The concert will take place on November 15th at 7.30pm, St Michael’s, Manchester. Tickets and further details about the concert are here.

The piece was written on Psappha’s ‘Composing For’ scheme, and subsequently revised. You can hear the previous incarnation below:

Recordings: Locks of the Approaching Storm and Cast

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 published and featured on Dark Inventions ‘Firewheel’

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 CashianStef 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.

Terry Holmes Composer/Performer Award

This is a terribly delayed post, but a few months ago I received the Terry Holmes Composer/Performer Award with pianist Jin Hyung LimWe 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).

Light-Space Modulator