Made with Women's Direct Access, Manchester as part of Streetwise Opera's Re:Sound Festival '22-'23
Written for Group A, a group of young singers, to perform at the 'Beach of Dreams Festival' in Lowestoft in July '21 together with jazz quartet Ping Machine.
The piece told the story of 2 young people from Lowestoft - a schoolchild in 2021, post lockdown and wondering if life will ever be the same again, and the other as ship's boy on board the Tantivy having just survived a terrible storm after setting sail from Lowestoft harbour in 1889. Both describe the experiences which are unimaginable to the other and to themselves only months before.
A new choral piece commissioned by the Grammar School at Leeds for choir, soloists and small ensemble. This piece began with a group of students set up boards in a foyer space within school and invited any students passing to add their responses, anonymously, to the questions "What's on your mind?". They then collated these and analysed them by theme, frequency etc. This became the material for me to use to create lyrics with and it really led the compositional ideas too.
For large ensemble
Instrumentation: Flute, Ob, Cl,Tpt, Tmbn, Perc, E.Guit, Pno, Vln 1, Vln 2, Vla, Cello
‘Zoetroping’ (2016) was written for the 2016 collaboration between the Thallein Ensemble and the Bozar. It explores the idea of successive states of simple movement and is inspired by the 3D printed Zoetropes of artist Mat Collishaw.
Unaccompanied Choral: For 6 part Consort, SATB Choir and Children's Chorus
'In Paradisum' is written for the Marian Consort, an additional Choir and a Children's chorus. Parts of the Latin Requiem Mass text are juxtaposed with contemporary words from American author, Andre Dubus.
Commissioned in 2014 by ‘Voice’ vocal trio, as part of their concert programme ‘Patterns of Love’ for UK and US Tour. One of 5 composers to be commissioned to write new work for this project alongside Helen Chadwick, Marcus Davidson, Stevie Wishart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.