:: Project 51 ::
Project 51 - science fiction themed dance collaboration with choreographer Jacob Hobbs - performed at The Place Resolutions! January 2012. Clips from the score:
:: The Public House ::
The Public House - an installation/dance collaboration with the Hiru dance ensemble which ran in May 2011. Music composed live via Ableton/Max for Live loop station.
:: The King and the Minotaur ::
The King and the Minotaur - an installation/dance collaboration with architects Wignall and Moore and the Trumpet Creepers dance ensemble which ran through April 2011. The project featured soundscapes composed live via Ableton/Max for Live loop station. Listen to clips:
:: Baba Yaga ::
Baba Yaga, an interactive game/installation project with game designer Casey Middaugh which ran at the Barbican Pit Theatre September 2011. Players were challenged to navigate the maze to rescue the Firebird’s eggs, taking care to avoid the clutches Baba Yaga. The project featured live interactive soundscapes realised via Ableton Live. Clips from the score:
:: A Fever of Unknown Origin ::
A Fever of Unknown Origin was commissioned for the project Trying and Trying and Trying - a music and poetry collaboration with poet Gethan Dick and the Workers Union Ensemble, engaging with themes and data from contemporary biochemical research. The Album was launched February 2011. Project supported by the Wellcome Trust
:: Dahlia ::
Dahlia - dance collaboration with choreographer Letizia Mazzeo and dancer Elsa Petit - was created for The Place Resolutions! 2011. Dahlia lives alone in a world of her own imagining, of mundane routines punctuated with episodes of wild fantasy. Reading words from a dictionary, her misunderstandings are vividly enacted through a variety of expressive means - dance, music, sound and projection -...
:: Re Noir ::
Re:Noir - dance collaboration with choreographer Jacob Hobbs - for female trio, tenor saxophone and electronics. The work was premiered at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre in March 2009 with saxophonist Ellie Steemson. Inspired by film noir and all its ambiences, stock characters and clichés: our goal for the project was to capture and distill this essence of noir to create an abstract narrative of...
:: In the Garden ::
In the Garden - for voice, film, violin & electronics - was commissioned for the 2009 Bath Festival event: On The Edge of Life at St Michael’s Church. With director Chris Daniels and violinist Preetha Narayanan. Inspired by contemporary responses to the Rapunzel fairytale: a solo violin wanders through its own captured echoes and whispered fragments of the Grimms’ tale, as our...
:: Highwalking ::
Highwalking - screen dance short - was created in collaboration with director Jacob Hobbs and dancer Elsa Petit with vocals recorded by soprano Emma Brown. Engaging with themes of urban frustration, splendour and joy, the film was shot on the Barbican’s High Walk and premiered at the Circuit Soup film festival 2010.
:: Acid Reality ::
Acid Reality - film short - was created in collaboration with filmmakers Hayden Bannochie and Carlos Mancebo on a theme of acid rain in Sao Paulo. Celluloid films of the cityscape were dipped in sulphuric acid to produce a rainbow of distorted images. In a similar manner, cassette tapes of Bossa Nova were also dipped in acid, played back and the results recorded digitally. These elements were...
:: Rainbird ::
A pitch for the Rainbird project - challenging young film makers to make an advert for water conservation - with director Hayden Bannochie.
:: Sound Tracks ::
Sound Tracks - for sextet and electronics sampled from the London Underground - was commissioned by the Workers Union Ensemble for the Huddersfield Shorts November 2009. Listen to the live recording:
:: Rain Dances ::
Rain Dances - for solo alto saxophone and live electronics - was commissioned by the Workers Union Ensemble at the Leeds Festival, March 2011, performed by Ellie Steemson. I wanted to explore the wide spectrum of emotions provoked by rain and rainfall, placing the saxophone in a world of drizzling, trickling, gurgling and occasional downpour, landscaped by melodic/harmonic arches.
:: for an evening mind ::
for an evening mind - for solo modern violin, solo baroque violin and electronics - was commissioned for June 2011’s Early Music Experiment at the Rag Factory, performed by Ivana Cetkovic and Sarah Titterington Ibbett. An experiment in timbrel nuance and integration, the piece combines modern violin & baroque violin with a virtual ensemble comprised of sampled and processed strings,...
:: Impulse Imagined ::
Impulse Imagined - for ‘cello & live electronics - was premiered at November 2010’s Faster Than Sound concerts at Snape Maltings & Kings Place, performed by myself ‘cellist Gregor Riddell. The origins of music are rooted in the structure of our bodies. From the breath grows the melodic; from the pulse, the rhythmic. With a few special exceptions, most acoustic...
:: Cambrian Air ::
Cambrian Air - for horn duo and electronics - was commissioned for the June 2011 Seven Bridges street festival, an artistic regeneration project of Loughborough Junction. The piece was premiered outdoors under the Cambria Bridge by horn players Meredith Moore and Laetitia Stott. On a theme of the Cambrian Explosion - of new life, evolution and regeneration - the piece takes the St Francis...
:: Without Words ::
Without Words - a quintet for violins, ‘cello, bass clarinet and hang - was commissioned by the Living Room in London ensemble for their summer concert series 2010. The piece has since become an integral part of the ensemble’s repertoire and has been performed in venues around Europe. On January 23rd 2012, the ensemble launched their debut album which features a fantastic studio...