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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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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Resonance FM: Vocal Composition

[ April 23, 2013; 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] Tonight at 9:30pm I’ll be on Resonance FM discussing composing for voice.  There’ll be an extended discussion of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, along with a broadcast of The Riot Ensemble’s world premiere of my work ‘Plainer Sailing.’

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Feature: Composer’s Circle

[ April 13, 2013; ] My LSO Soundhub work, Interaction, for LSO musicians David Worswick and Lorenzo Iosco is today’s feature on composer’s circle.

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Interaction – LSO Soundhub

[ May 31, 2012; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. June 22, 2012; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] Currently, through the LSO Soundhub, I am working on a piece for Lorenzo Iosco (principal bass clarinet of the LSO) and Dave Worswick (LSO first violins) that responds to Josef Albers’ book, The Interaction of Color.  The work is aiming to translate Albers’ discussion of visual phenomenon into music, and I will be blogging about […]

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