- Musical Distancing to feature on Duncan Honeybourne’s latest CD
Musical Distancing – a short piano work written for Duncan Honeybourne during the 2020 lockdown features on his latest CD, “In dreams’ projections…” produced by Prima Facie.
The CD features premiere recordings of piano cycles by Sadie Harrison and Cecelia McDowall alongside shorter works by Ruth Barrett, Andrew Downes, Richard Francis and Richard Pantcheff. It’s ...
- Will They Still Love Me? (from Snapshots)
Here’s a snippet from the end of Will They Still Love Me?, performed by the fabulous Sadhbh O’Brien @sadhbhieee !
Will They Still Love Me? is part of Snapshots – a collection of ten musical theatre style works, each one providing a tiny glimpse into a different world.
- Fly (from Snapshots)
Today I’m sharing a snippet of a second song from Snapshots – Fly, performed by Kimberly Ensor! Kim and I went to school together and I’ve been looking for an excuse to work with her for ages, so it’s been brilliant to collaborate together on this performance.
Snapshots is a collection of ten musical theatre style ...
- Colours (from Snapshots)
Here’s the first taster of my Snapshots song book – Colours, performed by the wonderful Donna Lennard!
Snapshots is a collection of ten musical theatre style works, each one providing a tiny glimpse into a musical world.
- Awakening for symphony orchestra
In the middle of 2020, I began working on a new symphonic work. The natural world was waking up and taking over spaces previously dominated by humans, and pollution levels were dropping as a result of lockdowns. The sketches gathered became Awakening -an excerpt of which is below.
While I originally had plans for the ...
- Phases of the Moon (mezzo sop + pno) online
I’m pleased to finally be able to share the first of four new settings of Elinor Wylie texts – Phases of the Moon.
As this piece is so new, I’ve uploaded a version with audio rendered in Dorico so you can get a taste of it!
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Keep an ...
- Finding those sparks
As artists, we’re
always seeking and collecting ideas. Images, sounds, pieces, moments – you’ll
often find us snapping pictures of obscure things, noting down melodies or
For my commission
for the Palace Band, I wanted to write something that was directly relevant to
them and the area they rehearse in – a community centre adjacent to Alexandra
Palace in ...
- Reflections upon Nature: Four premieres and lots of music!
Thanks to the Old Riverport St Ives for hosting my Reflections on Nature evening last Friday as part of the Chapel Arts Season 2018. Thanks to everyone who came along – faces old and new – for listening to me talk and play. Thanks for being so supportive of my first ever solo concert!
The concert ...
- Curating the collection: A musical summing up
Do writers write from beginning to end, or do they create their work in bits here and there before stringing it all together? Composing wise, I definitely tend to be the latter. You have to go where the inspiration takes you. Sometimes that can be the climatic point of the piece, sometimes a snippet of ...
- That final bar line – and what happens next..
The text is written. The dots are on the page. The rehearsals all completed, the performers walk on stage..
As Cracked Voices has progressed, Graham and I have shared snippets of our processes with you. From the beginnings of Graham’s research into a piece from me musing on inspiration and scales, we’ve given you an insight ...