Looking forward to the Palace Band’s concert at St.Andrew’s Church, Southgate on Saturday 30th November. Alongside the premiere of Illuminations they’ll be performing music by Telemann, Edward MacDowell and Handel.
Earlier this year I was delighted to be able to play a small part in a wider collaborative project with writer Graham Palmer and artist Stacey Leigh Ross on the life of Roger Britten. Whilst researching something else, Graham stumbled across Roger Britten. Mostly forgotten now, he was one of Royston’s first black residents, and… Read more
This coming Thursday (15th August) Jenni will be a guest on BBC Cambridgeshire’s Classical Cambridgeshire show (7pm) with Mark Liversidge as part of his Our Classical County feature. Tune in to hear Jenni talking to Mark about her chosen pieces (and more besides!).
Sara Stowe will premiere my Patchwork Fantasia (for harpsichord) on Saturday 11th May at the Pimlott Foundation, Colchester. Her concert Music of Starrs and Skies will feature primarily new music, including pieces by local Colchester New Music composers. I’m particularly pleased to have a piece performed in a concert alongside one by Stephen Montague, one… Read more
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been commissioned by the Palace Band, a large wind ensemble rehearsing near Alexandra Palace conducted by Stephanie Reeve, to create a new work to be premiered later this year. The Palace Band have a long history of commissioning new music from a prestigious list of composers, so it’s an… Read more
I’m delighted to announce that my carol Christmas Bells, a setting of the text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow features on a new album released by Prima Facie Records entitled ‘The Silver Stars at Play’. The album is a collection of contemporary carols, all world premiere recordings, and nearly all written by living composers. They are… Read more
Jenni will be on Huntingdon Community Radio’s Spotlight programme on Friday 22nd September at 8pm talking about Cracked Voices with Melanie Green. Listen online on their website http://www.hcrfm.co.uk/ .
A movement from Jenni’s Scenes from a Train (2011) will be performed an an upcoming Colchester New Music concert. Tim Torry, Charles Hine and Alan Bullard are presenting The Pale Enchanted Gold – new clarinet music and song settings from CNM’s composers. The first movement of Jenni’s work – Andantino con moto – will be… Read more
Over the last few days I’ve had less time to spend on my Creative Pact, but nevertheless I’ve managed to average a new idea a night. Some are notated in Sibelius, and some are a mere few bars on scrabbly bits of paper, but they’re there none the less. Two of my favourites from the… Read more
I’ve always felt there were blurred lines between music and nature, as nature seems to be where I get my most instinctive compositional urges – inspiration, ideas and snippets of music. If I’m not feeling particularly creative and am in need of inspiration, a walk out in the world will normally restore my mind more… Read more