Night Music

On October 14th, Ellen Blackshaw (violin) and Yoko Ono (piano) performed my ‘Nocturne’ and ‘Cortège?’ at All Saints church, Hove. Both pieces are based on poems by the Spanish surrealist poet Federico García Lorca. The ‘Nocturne’...

Americana

Originally written for five flutes but now taking advantage of the wider spectrum offered by strings, these three miniatures for string quintet are in a nostalgically American mood: ‘Late Nights’, ‘Big Skies’ and ‘Train...

Mime in Time

Saturday 2nd October 2.30 pm Pianist Karen Kingsley includied my Marcel Morceaux in her New Music Brighton concert at the Friends’ Meeting house in Brighton. Marcel Morceaux are three pieces written in memory of the great mime artist Marcel Marceaux. Karen Kingsley...

Not Coming Up

SADLY, SIÂN PHILIPPS HAS HAD TO CANCEL HER 24th SEPTEMBER CONCERT. Siân was to play at Music & Wine at St Luke’s a concert including my ‘Looking Back’. Of Siân’s playing at the Wigmore Hall Musical Opinion said: “This was a quality of...

Strange Bridge

Edward Thomas’s poem ‘The Bridge’ begins ‘I have come a long way today: On a strange bridge alone …’. Some years ago I set three of his poems for voice with flute, viola and harp (‘The Unknown Bird’). I have now added a...