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.
Voice performs piece on American Morning TV http://bit.ly/1GlkNC6
A review from Kansas City Metropolis: http://kcmetropolis.org/issue/february-18-2015/article/voice-delivers-pitch-perfect-valentine
A short film about Voice's new Tour:http://youtu.be/hW9N6zNDg8Q
A new commission for the Marian Consort which juxtaposes texts from the Latin Requiem rite with English poetry. Singers of The Marian Consort will be joined by amateur choirs in an exciting sound-world which draws on the music of the past: Premier at Merton Festival, Merton College Oxford in March and then performed as part of the Consort's 2015 concert programme.
I’ve had the pleasure of writing a new piece for the vocal trio ‘Voice’ this year, as part of their next concert programme ‘Patterns of Love’ which they are touring through November and December and taking to the US next year. I was one of 5 composers to write for them alongside: Helen Chadwick, Marcus Davidson, Stevie Wishart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
I’ve made a Radio Music Documentary for BBC Radio 4 which is broadcast 07.10.14 about the mix tapes my brother used to make for me. It's about his eclectic music collection and how he and I exchanged musical loves from childhood onwards, as he did with all who knew him, and how much this legacy has influenced and inspired me – and continues to do so…
This is a tricky thing to self-promote because it is both so personal and so important to me – however, I’m going for it because I’m really proud of what producer Beaty Rubens and I have created.
Film footage: http://youtu.be/zCi5AN6do8M
What a great project this was to be involved with! The illustrious York Early Music Festival and the setting of York Minster was a pretty good start and then the opportunity to perform as part of Sinfonye along side the minster bells, handbell ringers, York University Chamber Choir, Harp, percussion and organ made for a magical evening. We performed live realisations of the album we did with Decca last year - including the new pieces by director and composer, Stevie Wishart.