3 Sep 2020 12:00 noon
2 new releases, a radio premiere & my 1st post-lockdown gig!
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New collaboration with Alice Zawadzki for Opera North
15 Aug 2020 12:00 noon
I recently recorded a remote collaboration with long-time colleague and dear friend Alice Zawadzki, who was commissioned by Opera North to create a new piece for the company's Walking Home: Sound Journeys for Lockdown project, part of BBC Arts and Arts Council England’s Culture in Quarantine programme.
Responding to the dynamic of walking, the five commissions (the others are by cellist Abel Selaocoe, qanun player Maya Youssef, oud player Khyam Allami, and accordionist Martin Green of Lau) are each designed to be listened to through headphones, soundtracking an escape from lockdown.
The piece was premiered on BBC Radio 3 and is now available on the BBC Sounds app, as well as via the player above.
Interview for LAIDOFFNYC
22 May 2020 12:00 noon
I was interviewed by Raphael Helfand for this feature on the new Brooklyn-based website LAIDOFFNYC:
London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik Legacies III
8 May 2020 12:00 noon
"Bone Palace Ballet" - the piece I wrote for the London Symphony Orchestra in 2014 (and revised in 2018) features on this new CD released today on the LSO Live label:
MultiTraction Orchestra debut single out now
1 May 2020 12:00 noon
The debut single from my new remote collaboration MultiTraction Orchestra is out now!
Assembled from improvsations recorded in response to a multitracked guitar piece I posted online, "emerge entangled" features 27 musicians from 15 different cities in 8 different countries.
Here are some of the nice things people have said about it, with links to the full articles:
"I really enjoyed that. This one really resonated with me." - Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM
"Powerful, immersive and intense." - Mike Flynn, Jazzwise
"Spell-binding." - Ken Whelan, Dublin South FM
"The ingenuity and thinking outside the box is mind boggling." - Sammy Stein, Jazz Views
"Incredible... beautiful and thoughtful but still has an energy and vibrancy." - Debra Richards, Worldwide FM
"Powerful and gorgeous... The song feels effortless, a true production feat." - Raphael Helfand, LaidOffNYC
"A mind-expanding epic with diverse textures invoking experimental jazz, electronica and black metal." - AJ Dehany
20 Mar 2020 12:00 noon