It’s Important to be Able to Return (2016)

for string trio

This piece was commissioned by Ensemble Chartreuse, and was premiered by them at MISE-EN PLACE, Bushwick, NYC, 10 June 2016

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How Animals Grieve (2016)

for percussion quartet, with two marimbas (one 5 octave and one 4.3) and custom bell plate (A2, by cymbalsmith Matt Nolan, available at price of shipping from Third Coast Percussion)
This piece is dedicated to the memory of my cousin James Shiel, and his son Andy.  It was commissioned by Third Coast Percussion, and was premiered by them at […]

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Remember Me? (2015)

a 40-minute set of variations on Dido’s Lament for two pianists with one piano, two toy pianos and an array of other ‘toys’
This piece was commissioned by HOCKET, and was premiered by them in November 2016.

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Interaction II (2015)

for amplified ensemble of bass clarinet, violin and percussion with video projection of same bass clarinet and violinist

This piece was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Scheme, and was premiered at LSO St. Luke’s in January 2016.

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Like A Memory of Birds (2016)

for two clarinets, horn, trumpet, trombone and chamber strings (1.1.2.2.1)
This piece was commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Centre, and was premiered there in 2015, conducted by the composer.

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Variation (for Judith)

[ March 8, 2015; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Judith Serota ran the Spitalfields festival for nearly 20 years.  When she left, a group of composers were asked to write her a set of variations on her favourite Bach Aria (Bist du bei mir).  These were eventually premiered and recorded by pianist Melvyn Tan.

Judith and Melvyn have continued and extended the project in a […]

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Anything But Real Time (2015)

for flute, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, percussion, and solo strings (1.1.1.1.1)
This piece was commissioned by the LSO Soundhub Scheme.
Premiere, 17th April 2015 with the composer conducting.
The piece includes an optional live, slo-motion video created by the composer.
(preview below)

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Tanglewood

[ June 19, 2015 7:00 am to August 17, 2015 12:00 pm. ] I’m really honoured to have recently received a fellowship for the 2015 Composition Programme at the Tanglewood Music Center.  The Geometry of Clouds will receive a performance at Tanglewood, as will two new works that I will write while in residence there.

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World Premiere: Just Before the War with the Eskimos

[ December 4, 2014; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]

 

My new piece Just Before the War with the Eskimos was given its premiere at LimeWharf on 4th December, 2014 by the Change Ringing Ensemble, conducted by Darren Bloom.  The piece includes two custom cast-bronze bells by Artist Peter Shenai.  The bell’s shapes are modelled on the changing environmental (temperature) data of the past 100 years.

The recording will […]

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The Geometry of Clouds: Sketch and Realization

It took roughly two hours of work this morning to realize this sketch into The Geometry of Clouds.  The five bars of music will be roughly fifteen seconds of music in the final piece.
This piece, for piano quartet, will be premiered this summer at the 2014 Aspen Music Festival.

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