Article: 'The Velvet Rage' in review

It was my absolute pleasure to accept a commission from the trio back in the Autumn to help them celebrate their tenth anniversary. I've followed the group for many years and (full disclosure) I'm lucky enough to count the three of them amongst my friends. I thought I'd pen a few words about the piece and its conception and development, so here goes...

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New Article Online: [terrains] for solo quartertone flugelhorn in review

Renowned Australian trumpet-virtuoso Tristram Williams premiered my new piece for solo quartertone flugelhorn (with preparations) in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago - and I've uploaded an excerpt from this first performance to soundcloud. Fasten your seatbelts - Tristram is really nailing this extremely tricky piece. I thought the time might therefore be right to pen a few words about the piece and what led me to its composition.

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[shell] in York, March 5th

Composer, mezzo-soprano and generally extremely close pal Nina Whiteman brings a programme of new solo vocal music to York on March 5th - 1pm, St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York. YO1 8NQ. More concert info here.

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[kiss] in Edinburgh on February 25th

After multiple performances in Manchester, London and Bristol (including one at last month's New Music North West festival), my wonderful friend and collaborator-in-crime violinist Emma Lloyd finally brings my performance installation [kiss] - a 3-5 hour piece for solo violin and twine bow - to her home city of Edinbrgh.

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An unexpected broadcast

So, you're pottering around late at night. You turn on the radio. It's already tuned to radio 3. It's late, so 'Late Junction' is on - which makes sense, right? You listen for a moment. The music sounds very familiar. Very familiar in fact. Then it clicks. You wrote it...

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