An Autumn 2017 update...

summer has been non stop writing and collaborating and I wanted to share with you what I can about what's been made from a big 20 minute piece for big forces in Cork to a live show with Mira Calix playing my Electro Magnetic Harp at Stroud Fringe...

 

Sounds from a Safe Harbour // 15th September Out Into // collaboration with Enda Walsh for soprano Kate Manley, Crash Ensemble and all female choir It was a total flipping honour when Mary Hickson and Bryce Dessner commissioned me to write for Kate Manley, Crash Ensemble and Cork's School of Music Cappella Lyrica Choir. Enda Walsh and I wrote a 20 minute piece about a woman who is exiled. The audience standingly ovated (is that a verb?) we are currently hatching plans for more performances... here I am with Andre de Ridder discussing the score in the streets of Cork before rehearsal!  

Sounds from a Safe Harbour // 15th September
Out Into // collaboration with Enda Walsh for soprano Kate Manley, Crash Ensemble and all female choir

It was a total flipping honour when Mary Hickson and Bryce Dessner commissioned me to write for Kate Manley, Crash Ensemble and Cork's School of Music Cappella Lyrica Choir. Enda Walsh and I wrote a 20 minute piece about a woman who is exiled. The audience standingly ovated (is that a verb?) we are currently hatching plans for more performances... here I am with Andre de Ridder discussing the score in the streets of Cork before rehearsal!

 

Stroud Fringe Choir I'm so happy Stroud Fringe Choir is out there now. We had our first gig with queues out the door songs all original and by the members including songs by Emily Barker and Mesdaorm's Blythe Pepino. Very nice to give SATB Mantra it's Stroud premier too. We'll be appearing every Stroud Fringe with a brand new program of freshly hatched songs  

Stroud Fringe Choir
I'm so happy Stroud Fringe Choir is out there now. We had our first gig with queues out the door songs all original and by the members including songs by Emily Barker and Mesdaorm's Blythe Pepino. Very nice to give SATB Mantra it's Stroud premier too. We'll be appearing every Stroud Fringe with a brand new program of freshly hatched songs

 

Organ Reframed // 13th October for James McVinnie and London Contemporary Orchestra @Union Chapel coming up very soon is the premier of my piece for Jamie and LCO 'Passing Through'  also writing for them Tim Hecker, Mira Calix, Gordon Monahan, Phil Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.. Link to buy tickets

Organ Reframed // 13th October
for James McVinnie and London Contemporary Orchestra @Union Chapel

coming up very soon is the premier of my piece for Jamie and LCO 'Passing Through'  also writing for them Tim Hecker, Mira Calix, Gordon Monahan, Phil Niblock and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.. Link to buy tickets

Harkwood College/Artist in Residence 18th - 22nd September I was fortunate to have a week at Hawkwood college to dream and think about the future music I'd like to make - it was a gift to have the space to do that and home made biscuit break at 11 'o clock was also amazing!

Harkwood College/Artist in Residence 18th - 22nd September
I was fortunate to have a week at Hawkwood college to dream and think about the future music I'd like to make - it was a gift to have the space to do that and home made biscuit break at 11 'o clock was also amazing!

Shop // New Items There are lots of scores to download in my shop - if you fancy having a go at singing or playing my music at home  - I've got Folie a Deux CDs for sale too

Shop // New Items
There are lots of scores to download in my shop - if you fancy having a go at singing or playing my music at home  - I've got Folie a Deux CDs for sale too

The Itch Witch

There's a run of shows of my children's opera, "The Itch Witch" written with Toby Litt, starting on the 24th March in Whitehaven, 28th in Bury St Edmunds and 29th in Launceston.

This is the story of how some brave children decide to fight back against the Itch Witch and her nits with the only weapon they have - combs!

Written by composer Emily Hall and librettist Toby Litt, The Itch Witch forms part of Mahogany Opera Group's nationwide project ‘Snappy Operas’ - ten miniature operas from British artists, created with and performed by children aged 7-11 from across the country.

See-through squares

we had fun at Kings Place on Wednesday debuting our new instrument made in collaboration with David Sheppard and Ann-Margreth-Bohl. It's an instrument which triggers sounds and sequences I've composed as the squares are turned and prodded. As the squares turn they throw beautiful shadows on the walls. It fits in a suitcase so I'm taking it to various other gigs in the near future...