New UK performances

A fairly last-minute announcement, I know, but there will be two performances of my music coming up this week in or near London.

First up, on Thursday 27 June, I will be performing my solo flute piece Gasp in its first public performance at the Big Red Bus in Deptford. I’ll also be singing in the One Day Scratch Choir which will perform a selection of new pieces written for CoMA Voices, along with other performances organised by the Bastard Assignments collective. Find out more on Facebook (Gasp is a late inclusion so isn’t listed, but it’s going to happen 🙂 )

Next week, on Monday 1 July, my ensemble work Still River Air, which was based on the photographs of Ansel Adams, is receiving its second performance by the Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, at the Harwich Festival of the Arts. The performance will take place at 7.30pm at the Harwich Electric Palace Cinema in Essex. All five of the pieces shortlisted for the Runswick Prize will be performed at this event, so if you missed the night at the National Maritime Museum, this is your chance to hear them all! Find out more on the Harwich Electric Palace Cinema website.


Still River Air in Runswick Prize final

I am delighted to announce that my ensemble piece based on the photographs of Ansel Adams, Still River Air, has been selected as one of five finalists for the Daryl Runswick Composition Prize and will be performed by Trinity Laban’s Contemporary Music Group, conducted by Gregory Rose, at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich tomorrow evening, Thursday 14 March, at 8pm.

The performance will take place within the Maritime Museum’s exhibition of Adams’ photographs and the audience will be free to wander round the exhibition while the concert is happening.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have produced a video of each of the finalists talking about their work. This is mine:

My fellow finalists are:

  • Sidhant Kapoor: Om Shanti
  • Josh Spear: Mater/Matrix
  • Will Handysides: Advection
  • Edward Henderson: Night on Bear Mountain

You can view videos of Sidhant, Josh and Edward on the Trinity Laban YouTube channel.

They’re all really great pieces and very different from one another – I feel honoured to be in such company! – so if you’re free on Thursday night, you should come along. £7 gets you into the performance and the exhibition. Full details are on the National Maritime Museum website’s page for the From Landscape to Soundscape event.