November 2017 news
11 Nov 2017 12:00 noon
Read about my upcoming projects, including a unique London Jazz Festival double bill and the return of Sefiroth, in my latest newsletter here.
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