Nose on the Tête

My setting of Edward Lear’s ’The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ will be part of the extraordinary Tête À Tête Opera’s 2022 festival. ‘The Dong’ was recorded by Aidan Smith and Steve Dummer on my ‘Simplicius’ CD but in this performance they are joined by the exciting...

Sonus

A new piece for tuba and piano – ‘Sonus’ is dramatic and surprisingly lyrical. Hear it on Soundcloud.  

Comings and Goings in 2022

COMING September 11 ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ (performance version) Steve Dummer, clarinet , Aidan Smith, baritone with mime artist, Tête à Tête Opera, Cockpit Theatre, London September 17  ‘Veiled Lightning’ (organ) David Stevens, All Saints, Hove October 20...

Jumblies

“Their heads are green, and their hands are blue …” Looking for a mime or dancer to create – for a London performance this September – the role of the Jumbly Girl in a 15-minute staged version of Edward Lear’s tragic love story ‘The Dong...

The Unknown Bird

On March 5th there was a performance of my song cycle ‘The Unknown Bird’ to words by Edward Thomas. This was the first of many settings I have made of his poetry and is for voice with flute, viola and harp. The performance was with baritone John Lofthouse and the...

Period Pieces

The world premiere of my ‘Period Pieces’ – four short pieces (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Gigue) – was on 25th January at the Chapel Royal, Brighton played by Yoko Ono who says ‘I can’t help feeling personal with this,...