A little overview of my musical going-ons in these testing times are featured in my latest newsletter – read the online version here Be well and be safe, everyone X
If you’re in Reykjavík do go to this fab concert by the wonderful Nordic Affect!
Made myself a few zigzag #sketchbooks for new #panoramicscore #graphicscore works …very pleased! Same technique, new approach #blankpages #panorama #composer #composition #releases #studiolife #composerlife
Makes the most beautiful designs #geometry #maths #patterns #pastels #light #sunlight #textures #nature #inspiration #composer #composition #music
The lines swirl and curve as a complex as the combined sound wave produced by a whole orchestra. The song of the yew tree written for us on its [bark] (I don’t know the correct word for this) #graphicscores #inspiration #yewtree #nature #love #trees #composer #music
…of the earth. How the textures, the light and the things we can’t see, obscured by shadow, sing their song to us since deep time. There for us to listen to. #graphicscore #notation #sheetmusic #pageturners #panoramicscore #composer #inspiration #music #nature
My search for ‘highest quality paper rustling’ has brought me to the @LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) @St.Luke’s (venue) I love this surreal setting with all the chairs and cases but no people. Suggested tags are #R&D #pageturners #turnthepage #lso #stlukes #rehearsal #surreal #composer #releases [add]
Today’s view. Work in progress. The big mind game of getting what’s inside 🤓 out in the open 🖊 #composing #sheetmusic #turnerpiece #pageturner #letsturnthepage#studiolife #composerslife #composerlife #crossdiscipline #graphicscores #releases#piano #orchestra PRS Foundation Arts Council England #nature #inspiration #rustlingrevolution #love #music . . .
Fonds Podiumkunsten has selected 7 of my works for the #MatthijsVermeulenprijs 2019 which premiered in New York, Iceland, Lithuania, UK and The Netherlands. It will be a hard sell to some (re Dutch musicologist article I posted earlier), but let’s focus on turning the page! #keychange #TheComposersFund PRS Foundation Arts Council England #pageturner #turnerpiece #turningpages . . .
Without shame or exaggeration – I’m working on a true page turner! Not sure if it’s going to be a #bestseller, but that’s only a detail. Landed at the very beginning of my #pageturners #turnerpiece to reassess my page turning rustling lust, errr, list. 🤭 #releases #EP #composer#composerlife #studiolife . . .
view this email in your browser . Hope this email finds you well Busy times in my studio, dear friends. There are some amazing people out there who believe in my work and recently have awarded me with trusted support to transform the extensive body of works I’ve composed lately into studio releases. Over the last threeContinue reading “Spring is Springing! April newsletter”
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT HAS MOVED FROM THIS FRIDAY, FEB 15, TO MARCH 15 – also a Friday! Hope to see you there X ____________ . Brighton Arts Lab: Lost Property Arts Collective concert night at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. Jobina Tinnemans takes you to the Hinterland of electronics. Like a sonic Bob Ross she willContinue reading “Feb15 > March15 concert date change!”
After premieres in Iceland and UK, the Herz Ensemble performed the Dutch premieres of Fell & Syltin Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJAmsterdam, last Wednesday, February 7. It has been a successful sold out first concert night of the X Gen X programme curated by Kate Moore. Missed it? The next opportunity to hear this fearless programme of works is in the Korzo Theatre DenContinue reading “Thursday Feb14, Valentine’s Day, Fell&Sylt – Korzo Den Haag”
Lauded as “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork) it’s a tremendous pleasure for me to share with you that Vicky Chow is premiering my new work for piano solo ‘Salomé’ tomorrow, Tuesday, at John Zorn’s The Stone Residency, NYC. Programme starts at 20:30. #salome #legends #antiquity #pianosolo Full programme and Tickets – https://www.facebook.com/events/357263955099210/ .Continue reading “Tomorrow! Premiere of Salomé by Vick Chow”
We’re only a week in the New Year, but the first piece is finished – ‘Salomé’, for piano solo, to be premiered by Vicky Chow in The Stone, NYC, in February. ✨ And as a treat I’m finally allowed to eat my last mince pie of the box and of the season 🎉 . .Continue reading “Salomé – for piano solo”
Hope this end of year’s newsletter finds you well What a year, 2018 – I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling slightly heavy hearted in even trying to pursue a sense of celebration of the arts in these upsetting political times. But only one quiet moment is needed to remind you of how carefully crafted the art of warmongering is.Continue reading “Wrapping 2018 up in strings and paper”
‘Throwing A Window Through Another Window’ changes scenes often, sonically. It reads like a graphic novel to me, but then without pictures – and I thought why not write out what’s in happening in my imagination. Which was quite an interesting process! It turned out an example of what my sense of humour looks like,Continue reading “THROWING A WINDOW THROUGH ANOTHER WINDOW – scripting it out”
More performances of my miniature ‘Mx’ and ‘Throwing A Window Through Another Window’ – a broadcast of the Soundfestival Scotland on BBC R3 Hear And Now this Saturday and a performance on the November Music festival in ‘s Hertogensbosch in the Netherlands, this Sunday, November 11th.. Throwing A Window Through Another Window – my graphicContinue reading “Throwing A Window Through Another Window – more performances”
Little video we made while we were there! Unicorn Singers performing one of the pieces I’ve written for the The Landmark Trust‘s Llwyn Celyn medieval building, reasonably strict to genre to mark the era when it was built. . . .
Throwing A Window Through Another Window – my music piece that reads like a graphic novel without pictures next Fri, NOV2, at Sound Festival in Aberdeen – BBC Radio 3 Hear And Now will broadcast the @Icebreaker ensemble concert. This is scene ‘N’ #storyboard #absurdist #nongraphicnovel . . .
Panoramic Scores in Fort Process festival The Fort Process festival for Experimental Music in Fort Newhaven, UK, commissioned me for a new on-location panoramic score piece. And what a bizarre Dada-ist piece it turned out to be! The Newhaven Fort’s Caponier tunnel is a dark, damp, narrow space, with some incredible acoustics. The place begged for aContinue reading “Newsletter October: Fort Process and Modern Medieval”
I’ve been commissioned to compose works for choir for Stefhan Caddick’s openings event of the renovated ‘Llwyn Celyn’ house by Landmark Trust, on October 5 and 6. The sheer wealth of material about the place, landscape, history, language and nature gathered by research, by knowledgable commissioners, professionals, friends and colleagues is such a treat, I’ll beContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #6”
I’ve been commissioned to compose works for choir for Stefhan Caddick’s openings event of the renovated ‘Llwyn Celyn’ house by Landmark Trust, on October 5 and 6. The sheer wealth of material about the place, landscape, history, language and nature gathered by research, by knowledgable commissioners, professionals, friends and colleagues is such a treat, I’ll beContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #5”
Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar. Central / Caponier are the titles of the two on-location panoramic scores I created for the Fort Process Festival, named after the locations they are situated in – the Central Gun Placement andContinue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES performances”
The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar. Work in progress. Finished pieces ‘Central’ and ‘Caponier’ probably the only time they will be this ritualistically neatly folded. #premiere #panoramicscore #graphicscore this Saturday #Sept22 #FortProcess #Newhaven UK. #inkandbrush #nature #landscape sizeContinue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #6”
The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar. Work in progress. my job today painting #panoramicscores #graphicscores #minimalism#workinprogress #inkandbrush #hills #roomwithaview #composer Somehow I always end up stitching my scores? #workinprogress #panoramicscores#graphicscores #canvas #fabric #inkandbrush on grass #fortprocess #Sept22Continue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #5”
The Fort Process festival, a production by the Lost Property arts collective, commissioned me for a new panoramic score composition, after last year’s IMAGIRO Landmannalaugar. If the weather is going to be as forecasted I’ll be painting 40 metres of graphic score tomorrow, scary stuff!!!! This detail of my scale model will be about 8 metres long…Continue reading “FORT PROCESS – PANORAMIC SCORES #4”