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Cut Hold - Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival


Last night cellist Tim Gill played my piece Cut Hold as part of the Fidelio Trio's Winter Chamber Music Festival online.

You can watch his performance below (start 18:05):

All casual bits and scraps, assembled - ECCO Public Voting


My percussion quartet All casual bits and scraps, assembled, written for Abstruckt and premiered at Listenpony in 2015, has been nominated for public voting for the next European Contemporary Composers Orchestra concert in February. 

More info here: https://eccoconcert.eu/current-edition/public-voting/ 

Vote here until 9th December: https://forms.gle/Po6Vv9WZxpBtJj9J7

Ivors Composer Awards nomination


I'm very happy to announce that my song cycle for tenor and string orchestra, Une saison en enfer, written for Allan Clayton last year, is nominated for an Ivor Novello Award at the Ivors Composer Awards 2020, in the 'Chamber Orchestral' category. 

The Hermes Experiment - Here We Are


Today the wonderful new music group The Hermes Experiment - soprano, clarinet, harp and double bass - have released their very first album! It's called Here We Are and showcases an amazing selection of the quartet's repertoire, with music by Emily Hall, Joel Rust, Erollyn Wallen, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Freya Waley-Cohen, Giles Swayne, Anna Meredith, Oliver Leith and me.

The piece of mine featured on the album is a song cycle called Between the war and you, which I wrote for the group to perform at the opening night of the Spitalfields Festival in 2017. In four parts, the piece gives voice to four intertwined characters whose experiences blur the distinction between love and war. The words are by Ben Osborn.

Click here for digital links to the album! Or head to the group's website to order a CD!

NZCA LINES - Pure Luxury


The new album by my genius friend Michael Lovett aka NZCA LINES is out today! It's called Pure Luxury and it's a wonder.

I'm honoured to have contributed some string arrangements (played exquisitely by 12 Ensemble) to such an original and cool record. Give it a spin here!

Maîtrise de Radio France - Les Chants de Loin


During lockdown I was asked by Morgan Jourdain, co-director of the Maîtrise de Radio France (the French radio children's choir), if I would write a short piece for the young singers stuck at home. I loved the idea, and it resulted in the following little song, called Ponts, which sets a new text by my friend and collaborator Antoine Thiollier.

You can listen to the song below, with a gorgeous video created by Morgane Fougeri. You can also read about my and Antoine's intentions on the France Musique website.

Shards & Isolation Choir - Inside I'll Sing


In these strange times, I am happy to have contributed to this beautiful song written by Kieran Brunt, which is out today.

"Inside I'll Sing" was recorded remotely in the homes of each of the musicians who took part. These include JFDR, Joe Newman of Alt-J, Douglas Dare, Ana Silvera, Nico Muhly and many others. The gorgeous video was made by Fiona Jane Burgess.

All proceeds from the song will go to Help Musicians UK.

Shards - UK tour


Setting off on tour with Shards this week. This is where you wil find us:

Wednesday 12th - Manchester Soup Kitchen

Thursday 13th - Glasgow CCA

Friday 14th - Bristol St. George's

see you there?