Future Currents EP out now
11 Nov 2016 12:00 noon
Buy / stream:
New Future Currents video & EP pre-orders
26 Oct 2016 12:00 noon
Read more in my latest newsletter here.
Autumn 2016 news
23 Sep 2016 12:00 noon
My latest newsletter includes details of two special upcoming events:
Fugue State: a new dance / music theatre piece created in collaboration with choreographer Klaudia Witmann and the musicians of Sounding Motion, as part of Sound and Music's Portfolio programme.
Future Currents EP launch as part of this year's London Jazz Festival.
Read more here.
Change Without Change video
17 Feb 2016 12:00 noon Change Without Change video
Change Without Change was written for improvising chamber ensemble Notes Inégales and special guest John Butcher (saxophones) as part of my Sound and Music "Embedded" residency at Club Inégales. The musical material was developed in collaboration with the players over several workshops and, using specific gestures as starting points, allows for varying degrees of improvised manipulation as the piece develops. The form of the piece exhibits perfect fractal symmetry, also borrowing from ancient bell-ringing patterns (which themselves display various other kinds of symmetry). The title of the composition comes alludes to the mathematical definition of symmetry, as discussed in theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek's book "A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design".
This live performance was recorded at Club Inégales by Chris Gomersall on 17th December 2015; filmed & edited by Joelle Green.
Conductor - Alex Roth
Saxophones - John Butcher
Violin - Jo Lawrence
Trumpet - Torbjörn Hultmark
Electric guitar - Joel Bell
Piano - Martin Butler
Double bass - Ben Markland
Percussion - Simon Limbrick
Sound and Music’s Embedded programme is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with support from Arts Council England.
My year in music
6 Jan 2016 12:00 noon
New SoundCloud playlist
2 Dec 2015 4:00 PM
I recently played on the soundtrack for the three-part docu-drama The Murder Detectives (which concludes tonight on Channel 4) and thought I'd put together a SoundCloud playlist of tracks from that and other television scores I've played on. Featured composers are Jon Opstad and Sheridan Tongue and programmes include Black Mirror (Channel 4), Silent Witness (BBC One), and DCI Banks (ITV).
15 Nov 2015 6:00 PM
My latest newsletter has just gone out, with details of London Jazz Festival shows, two world premieres and a brand new video.Read my November newsletter here
Institute of Composing Journal
30 Sep 2015 12:00 noon
I've been writing music for the club's resident ensemble Notes Inegales and have also started a column in the Institute's Journal for which I ask other composers to contribute a link to something that's recently interested them.
In this month's issue, fellow Embedded artist Chris Corcoran draws inspiration from a film about captive orca whales.
New Facebook artist page
23 Sep 2015 12:00 noon
This is my new Facebook artist page, where I'll be posting photos/videos/recordings of gigs, new music and the like:
I've just put up pics from two gigs this week:
Bedtime Stories in Brixton with Davide De Rose and Colin Somervell;
an audiovisual improvisation in Kiev with Olesya Zdorovetska, Nick Roth, Fulvio Sigurta, DJackulate and artist Jenya Tchaikovskaya.
I'll soon be putting up the recording of my first orchestral composition (played by the London Symphony Orchestra), plus a new piece for choir. And there'll be news of upcoming gigs with Alice Zawadzki and Blue-Eyed Hawk, plus an EP of futuristic guitar improv with Chris Montague and Chris Sharkey, which Matt Calvert is doing post-production on at the moment.
Do check it out and give it a "like" so I can keep you posted about all that. You can also sign up to my newsletter via the Contact page.
1 Sep 2015 12:00 noon
I just sent out my autumn newsletter, which you can read online here.
It features a new video of a recent performance with Alice Zawadzki, news on Alice's upcoming interdisciplinary performance "I Chew Thorns With The Roses", and all my other upcoming performances, as well as the premiere of my first choral piece.
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Alice Zawadzki band - new video
7 Aug 2015 12:00 noon
The video below is from from a recent performance with Alice Zawadzki at RNCM as part of Manchester Jazz Festival. Alice's regular band was joined by a string quartet for this concert and this is a piece I arranged especially. It's a traditional Sephardic song called Indome para Marsilia.
Alice Zawadzki's debut album China Lane, which I co-produced, is available here.