UPDATE: Summer 2018

It has been a rather busy summer so far, even on top of the usual frantic entanglement of marking and assessment that a university position demands. This is a little update as to my various research activities over the last two or three months, with some previews of upcoming projects.

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UPCOMING: Meeting the Universe Halfway [WP]

It has been an extremely rewarding experience working with the deeply committed members of The House of Bedlam over the last couple of days. The group have been preparing my new piece, Meeting the Universe Halfway (2018, for instruments and apparatuses) ahead of its premiere on Wednesday [02.05.18] in Manchester. The full gig info is here. I thought I'd write something about the piece.

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ARTICLE: 'The Velvet Rage' in review

It was my absolute pleasure to accept a commission from the trio back in the Autumn to help them celebrate their tenth anniversary. I've followed the group for many years and (full disclosure) I'm lucky enough to count the three of them amongst my friends. I thought I'd pen a few words about the piece and its conception and development, so here goes...

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New Article Online: [terrains] for solo quartertone flugelhorn in review

Renowned Australian trumpet-virtuoso Tristram Williams premiered my new piece for solo quartertone flugelhorn (with preparations) in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago - and I've uploaded an excerpt from this first performance to soundcloud. Fasten your seatbelts - Tristram is really nailing this extremely tricky piece. I thought the time might therefore be right to pen a few words about the piece and what led me to its composition.

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