A new William Blake inspired piece, Rintrah Roars for soprano (April Fredrick), harp and piano was premiered on October 29th at a wildly diverse concert by the Riot Ensemble, including works by Lee Westwood, Laurence Osborn, Yukiko Watanabe and many members of New Music Brighton.
On 26th October, Tri (three movements for six violas) was played (superbly and enthusiastically!) at the London Guildhall School of Music viola day. It has also been performed in Spain and Wales (the Royal Welsh College of Music).
My Clarinet Sonata was premiered (after nearly 50 years!) by Steve Dummer (clarinet) and Yoko Ono (piano) at the Chapel Royal, Brighton on 18th October
Fuzon was performed on 31st July as part of the Brighton Philharmonic chamber music series by the string quartet Roland Roberts and Ani Batikian (violins), Morgan Goff (viola) and Peter Adams (‘cello).
‘This was certainly the most challenging, and probably the most satisfying work in the programme for the players’ – Lark Reviews
The first performance of the new Touch and Go (3rd movement of ‘In Touch’ for clarinet, ‘cello and piano) was premiered by the terrific Talkestra group in Brighton on 2nd July.
Looking Back was played in London at a Schubert Society of Great Britain concert on 4th May by Siân Philipps and Per Rundberg in a programme also featuring the Enescu 3rd sonata.
Stranger, Lover, Dancer was played by Alice Neary at the Presteigne Festival on 28th August in a programme including works by Bach, Dutilleux and Robert Saxton.
Americana (three pieces for five flutes) had its first performance on 18th March in ‘Music and Wine at St Luke’s’, Brighton, performed by Sussex Flutes.
Stranger, Lover, Dancer for solo ‘cello was performed by Jessie Ann Richardson at the Brickwall Music Society in Sussex on 19th February.