Marcel Morceaux

Happily, the concert including my three ‘Marcel Morceaux’ which pianist Karen Kingsley had to cancel in June has now been rescheduled to Saturday 2nd October.The event includes works by Benjamin Britten and pieces by several members of New Music Brighton....

Period Pieces

Last year I wrote four pieces for keyboard in the form of a baroque suite (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Gigue). I have now recomposed them for string trio. You can hear the Sarabande in Soundcloud.

Sleepless City

‘Nocturne’ is a short new piece for violin and piano, a partner for my ‘Cortège?’ – both prompted by poems by Lorca. In this case it is the bizarre, threatening  ‘Nocturne, Brooklyn Bridge’ written by Lorca in the 1920s when he...

Changing places

Fellow composer Julian Broughton and I have suggested changing our identities (and shaking up our ideas) by using each other’s compositional ‘f’ingerprints’. We have teamed up with clarinettist Steve Dummer to try to raise funds to commission and...

Contretemps

The bassoon is an awkward, athletic, melancholy, rambunctious instrument! There aren’t many solo pieces for it – so I’ve just written...

New Year’s Irresolution

‘Kiss Me on Wednesday (Don’t Kiss me Now)’ is a cabaret song cycle I wrote with brilliant lyrics by Alison Rutherford, sad and funny. This one is ‘New Year’s Irresolution’. Another New Year, Another fresh look at your life: A change...