Interview with Sean Rafferty on In Tune BBC R3, 18/09/17 to promote the premiere of 'The Rain is Coming'.  We chatted about the genesis of the project and writting for the voice - including writing for Voice Vocal Trio and an except of 'How Sweetly You Burn' from their album 'Patterns of Love'.  And thanks to a last minute change of plans we were able to feature an excerpt from the cycle live.  Listen here to the second song from cycle 'What Kind of Moon is This?' performed by Roderick Williams and Gary Matthewman

A new song cycle for Roderick Williams and Susie Allan by Emily Levy and Rommi Smith

A contemporary response to Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, told from a female perspective The Rain Is Coming will be performed by British baritone Roderick Williams, OBE.  Created by composer Emily Levy and writer Rommi Smith this collaboration addresses the gender imbalance in the romantic song concert repertoire: reversing traditional gender roles and giving voice to the Miller’s daughter and her desire for freedom.

Eastside Projects Birmingham

10 New Vocal and Instrumental works by Birmingham Conservatoire MMus Students at Eastside Projects Birmingham - with an outing of a new piece of mine - part of my up coming folk project.


To be premiered at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on 11th December 2016, alongside music by Ava Reiter, Adams and a new Viola Concerto by Chris Cresswell.

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The culmination of a collaboration with poet, Rose Drew to create a new song for this years Lieder Festival.  It will be performed by Italian soprano, Diana Torti and pianist, Guy Murgatroyd and be performed alongside lots of other new works written by composer and poet duos.