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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Remember Me? Part IV (Performances)

[ August 29, 2015; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. September 16, 2015; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. September 23, 2015; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. October 22, 2015; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. October 28, 2015; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. November 6, 2015; 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. November 21, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ]  

The HOCKET Piano Duo will give a number of performances of Remember Me? Part IV in the coming weeks.  These include:

the 2015 Carlsbad Music Festival on Saturday 29th August, at St. Michael’s by the Sea.
The concert is free, reserved seating only available with a VIP Festival Pass.
California State University Long Beach on Wednesday September 16th […]

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Remember Me? Part IV Premiere

[ July 29, 2015; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] The HOCKET Piano Duo will be giving the World Premiere of Part IV of “Remember Me?” (for two toy pianos) at Bang On A Can’s Summer Festival at Mass MOCA this July 29th.

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Anything But Real Time, Premiere LSO Soundhub

[ April 17, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The world premiere of my new piece for 10 LSO Musicians, Anything But Real Time, will be at LSO St. Luke’s on 17th April, at 7pm.  This piece was commissioned as part of the LSO Soundhub Scheme.

I will be conducting the premiere, which will be accompanied by a video I created using only the iPhone’s slo-motion mode. […]

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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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Just Before the War with the Eskimos (2014)

for two violins, double bass and two custom-cast bronze bells

This piece was commissioned by the Change Ringing Ensemble, and was premiered at Limewharf, Dec 2014, with Darren Bloom Conducting.
The performers are: Eloisa-Fluer Thom (Violin), Ed McCullagh (Violin), Jakub Cywinski (Double Bass) and Tom Lee (Percussion).
An early sketch from ‘Just Before the War with the Eskimos’
 
 

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