Till night is overgone
My new piece for Ensemble 10/10, Till night is overgone, will be premiered in Liverpool on the 16th October. Full details here. It will receive a second performance in Manchester a couple of weeks later, date and time TBC.
This piece was written as part of a Sound and Music Portfolio project, and is scored for an ensemble of clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, viola and cello. The title is from a James Joyce poem from his collection Chamber Music, and continues to explore similar musical ideas to my last large piece, cloud chamber music.
• 24 May 2013
Having handed in my PhD (for now) last week, I can now get back to writing music on a regular basis! My next piece will be for Ensemble 10/10, the contemporary music ensemble of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of the new Portfolio scheme by Sound and Music. It will be scored for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello and double bass, and performed some time in late 2013/early 2014.
• 19 December 2012
writing up/cloud chamber music recording
I am currently (hopefully) finishing off the PhD, and looking to submit in the next couple of months. I have also moved to South Manchester, having been at York for just under seven years…
Also, a recording of cloud chamber music can now be found here along with programme notes and other information. This is my latest and longest completed piece, written for soprano and guitar accompanied by four further instruments. It is written in quite a free way, allowing the performers to make many decisions. Do have a listen, and contact me if you would like a score (of this or any other pieces!)
• 21 September 2012
photo: a rehearsal ahead of the premier of my new piece, cloud chamber music, earlier today. This piece was begun last summer, put on hold whilst I wrote trees and paths…, workshopped in February and finished in early May. Recording (including video) and better photos to come. From l to r: Sarah Morpurgo, Jennifer Brady, Rob Carruthers, Rich Powell, Stef Conner, Paul Sild.
• 5 June 2012
Tuesday 22nd May, 4pm
A piece that I wrote last year, Aino, will be workshopped and performed by Doug Spaniol, who is currently at York on a Fulbright award. The piece was originally written for euphonium and vibraphone, and has now been rearranged for bassoon.
Tuesday 5th June, 1pm
World premiere of a new piece of mine, cloud chamber music, for soprano, guitar and four instruments. Stef Conner will be singing, and Rob Carruthers playing the guitar.
Monday 25th June, 1pm
Another premiere, of an as yet untitled/unwritten piece for ten cellos, split into two groups.
All three take place in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall at the University of York.
• 7 May 2012