Rebirth

On 3rd March my Concerto for Clarinet and Strings had its first performance since 1974. This time it was here in Lewes with the always-exciting Steve Dummer and the Musicians of All...

Not COMAtose

The fantastic COMA – Contemporary Music for All – has a festival from 2nd to 4th March in venues all over Britain and Europe http://www.coma.org/whats-on/events/festival/. My own piece ‘Divisibility’ in COMA’s open score (any instrument, anyone can play!)...

The Dong

The Dong with a Luminous Nose is a new setting of the surprisingly lyrical, and sad, Edward Lear poem – much more than mere nonsense! The setting is for baritone and solo clarinet, with an alternative version for soprano voice and soprano saxophone. (c. 10...

2017/8

2017 was a busy year with performances of my Clarinet Sonata (clarinet and piano), Silk Road  (voice and string quartet), Sonata Serenata (flute and piano), Lost in Translation (piano solo), Divisibility (COMA ensemble), Urizen (viola and piano), Like the Touch of...

Kiss me on Wednesday

Two of the cabaret songs written by me and lyricist Alison Rutherford get their first outing on December 9th, sung by the wonderful Katherine Glasson. ‘Too Old to Fall in Love (Too Young to Believe it)’ and ‘When We Were Young’ come from our...

Marcel Morceaux

A piano recital by Yuri Patterson-Olenich with Evgenia Startseva on Saturday November 18th features pieces by several New Music Brighton composers including the premiere of my three ’Marcel Morceaux’. For the faint-hearted, there will be pre-concert discussion with...