If you want a real bio I can give you the basics quickly now. Studied masters at Royal College of Music, somebody at BBC Radio 3 once said something nice about my work, won a competition once. Done.
In all honesty I don’t really think my work warrants a biography. Certainly not one that for some reason is written in the third-person. I’m basically a person who on occasion makes something creative out of sound. Why do I do this? No idea really. Let’s face it, the human race is but a tiny blip in time in the grand scheme of things. One day we’ll both be dead and for the vast majority of time everything we’ve done will cease to exist or be remembered. I find that quite refreshing. I’m using my tiny time blip to create sound stuff that pleases me, combining big scary universe things with small cosy intimate things. I like to think of them as little moments of cheerful nihilism.
While exploring these thoughts in my art, I was commissioned by ELLE Magazine and L'Officiel to create pieces for fashion media, which brought elements from pop genres into my sphere. This has steered my recent creative focus towards creating work that is simultaneously contemporary, respecting musical tradition, and harnessing the physicality of sound.
With all these factors combined it might appear that my musical identity is a little confused, but I think of my work as a modern interpretation of historic romanticism.
"How can music possibly progress if it is being held hostage in such a restricted environment?"
Listed in Arts Professional's #GoodReads, I discuss why relevance should be a priority when devising new formats. Read my article for Orchestras Live here
Scores available on demand
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
Reflections in Moving Water
(for wind orchestra)
(for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello, and electronics
- ensemble divided by videocall)
(for flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone, harp, viola, and cello)
(for viola and cello)
(for alto flute and bass clarinet)
(for two double basses)
When She Walks
(for mezzo soprano, oboe, tenor saxophone, and cello)
(for two snare drums)
(for viola, cello, and electronics)
Whispers of Reverie
(for violin and electronics)
For ELLE Magazine