Three new works Head, Mx and Throwing A Window Through Another Window have been commissioned by the wonderful Icebreaker ensemble to feature on their ‘System Restart’ programme touring the UK in 2017/18.

“Younger composers with talent and attitude are redefining music, and foremost amongst them an ever greater number of women – and this is being celebrated in Icebreaker’s new programme featuring music by six fantastic, free, unrepressed, uncategorisable women composers of the new generation.

The exciting programme features Kate Moore’s prize-winning The Dam, a set of three pieces by Jobina Tinnemans, whose work includes music for table tennis players and hedge shearers, a rhythmic, folk-tinged piece by You Are Wolf’s Kerry Andrew, American Elizabeth Kelly’s wonderfully warped avant-jazz/funk On Edge, Linda Buckley’s exquisite, soaring Azure, plus Anna Meredith’s Orlok andNautilus from her surging, joyful Moshi Moshi EP’s.” – King’s Place, London

22 February, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
2 March, Guildford International Festival
4 March, Reading Arts, South St Arts Centre
8 October, London, King’s Place

more dates TBA…

This project is supported by PRS for Music Foundation and the Hinrichsen Foundation.


posted 5 October 2017

Fortune cookie sized prophecy of what the @Icebreaker concert is going to sound like. #genderequality #femininetouch #irresistibleopportunityforpuns
King’s Place, London, October 8th. Boom.



posted 25 February 2017

The premiere concert of Icebreaker‘s ‘System Restart’ tour went great last Wednesday! Being famous for it, the Icebreaker ensemble performed solidly with verve and emotion. It was the first time I heard all the works together, a two hour programme of immersive music. I have been attending several high profile Contemporary Classical festivals across Europe last few years with the usual demographic and here is a concert of non-pretentious, adventurous music. Music that doesn’t underestimate its own audience by faffing about in the name of concept. Music with balls. Music that takes you to places. #SystemRestartTour



posted 13 February 2016

Icebreaker UK Tour commission

ICEBREAKER: “Can you write us something loud?”
ME: “Ok.”
#SystemRestartTour Starting February 22nd. Don’t miss.

Throwing a window through another window - Jobina Tinnemans.png





posted 10 February 2016


Second score down, one more to go! Boom. #SystemRestartTour
Premiere in Lakeside Arts Centre on February 22nd in Nottingham.



posted 9 February 2016


One score down, two more to go – for the Icebreaker ensemble’s #SystemRestartTour
And spell check is convincing me I’ve got my name wrong.


posted 21 November 2016

Icebreaker commission

After Iceland comes Icebreaker. A natural progression. (see what I did there?)

Today I’m starting on a new piece for the very exciting Icebreaker ensemble. You can find them here –








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