Antique Love

My trio for flute, viola and harp Romantique gets its first performance on Friday 12th November played by the Aurora Trio at 7.30 at St Luke’s, Brighton. Also on the programme are trios by Arnold Bax, Malcolm Lipkin and members of New Music Brighton. It will be played...

Before and After

I have recently set two poems by Isaac Rosenberg, the artist, poet and reluctant soldier who was killed in WWI. The first is the idealistic ‘My Days’, written before the war, and the second is extracts from his long and savage ‘Dead Man’s...

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...

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...