BBC Radio 3, In Tune, with Phoenix Piano Trio

June 7, 2011

Wonderful news: one of the movements (the Scherzo) from my new piano trio, Klaviertrio im Geiste, will be performed live on BBC Radio 3 on Friday afternoon, 10th June, from about 4.45pm.  It’ll be performed by the Phoenix Piano Trio as part…

Read more →

‘FLIPP’ premiere. Unerhörte Musik, Berlin.

June 6, 2011

  Well – a few weeks ago I went along to the premiere at Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, of my new short saxophone duo, Flipp, which I wrote for Christoph Enzel and Adrian Tully.  I have to say that the…

Read more →

FIGHT MUSIC: music, violence, spoken word

June 6, 2011

FINALLY…. after a lot of cogitating, I have reached a draft of a research proposal that I am happy with.  This morning I sent it off for my application for a place and funding for a Ph.D. The proposal is…

Read more →

Blood on the floor…

April 23, 2011

So this week I had a lot of fun shooting photos for two flyers for concerts on 9th May (DREAMS, Out Hear, Kings Place) and 10th & 11th September (CONTACT, Kings Place Festival).  I was in Chester the last weekend…

Read more →

DREAMS. 9th May, Kings Place

April 18, 2011

My latest curatorial project at Kings Place is DREAMS.  Dreams of faith, dreams of pleasure, dreams of fear. The Long Fence Fences will help you select the right size, style or color option to suit your needs. May 9th, 8pm…

Read more →

Shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival competition

April 16, 2011

I recently found out that one of my solo piano pieces has been shortlisted for the Presteigne Festival Composers’ Competition 2011. I wrote two more piano studies, based on material I used for Klaviertrio im Geiste, and submitted them in February. Alissa Firsova is going to workshop and record the pieces next Tuesday at Birmingham Conservatoire, and then they’ll announce the winner. Fingers crossed.

Once the competition is over I’ll add these Two Studies to my growing collection of piano studies. These two are another study in tremolo, and one in the use of pedals. They’re little ‘crystallisations’ of classical sonata movements (in this case, a scherzo and a rondo)… but without the fluff (particularly in the case of the rondo, which is very sparse). I’ll post up a recording soon and perusal score soon.

Junk Band

April 2, 2011

JUNK BAND! is a new band / installation that was devised for the Kings Place Festival 2010.    It is curated and composed for by Philip Venables, and directed by Serge Vuille. Check out the video to see us building the junk installation…

Read more →