Another Orpheus

July 8th sees the premiere of my ‘Another Orpheus’ for string orchestra, by the Musicians of All Saints. The title is from a drama by Shelley which he wrote to support the Greek war of independence (in which Byron famously died). ‘Another Orpheus...

At Two

‘At Two’ is a pair of new pieces for two violas, commissioned by Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner whose superb recent CD ‘Music for Two Violas’ is on the Meridian label. The title comes, of course, from Woody Allen’s ‘I am at two with...

Wild, Weird and Wonderful

2nd July sees another outing for my COMA piece ‘Divisibility’, this time at East Sussex Academy in a concert including (wild, weird and wonderful) pieces by Andrew Hadfield, Patrick Harrex, Zoe Martlew, Michael Nyman, Sheena Phillips and Dave...

Lost in Translation

Seven short piano pieces (including my ‘Lost in Translation‘) written for the 2009 Presteigne Festival in celebration of Haydn’s 200th and John McCabe’s 70th birthdays will be included in Clare Hammond’s recital at the Hertfordshire Music...

Urizen non-Brexit

Following their terrific performance at the Brighton Festival, Timothy Ridout and John Reid will be playing ‘Urizen‘ at the Munich Gasteig on 13th May. The concert will be broadcast by Bayerische Rundfunk on 24th...

Not amazed

Minos’ daughter Ariadne fell in love with Theseus and helped him escape the labyrinth by following a ball of thread.  He left her on Naxos of course. ‘Labyrinth‘ is a new piece for cor anglais and piano – an appropriately winding and unwinding single...