Music and Sonic Art

My chapter ‘An Experimental Turn: A Composer’s Perspective on a Changing Practice’ was published December 2018 in Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories edited by John Dack and Mine Doğantan-Dack.

My chapter ‘An Experimental Turn: A Composer’s Perspective on a Changing Practice’ was published December 2018 in Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories edited by John Dack and Mine Doğantan-Dack. The chapter is an account of my work from 2009-14, an important period during which I was trying to get to grips with a more more indeterminate approach to notation, form and the way I worked with performers, an approach that I continue to pursue and refine. CapriccioMorning MusicAlbumleaves and Araxne are used as case studies, examining the extent to which I succeeded in enfolding performers’ creativity more fully into the music.

CD Release

My CD Dance Maze was released on Resonus Classics at the end of November 2018. It contains solo piano and chamber music spanning around a decade of work.

My CD Dance Maze was released on Resonus Classics at the end of November 2018. It contains solo piano and chamber music spanning around a decade of work. The CD has a theme – the revision process in composition; pieces occur in different versions (such as Divertissements/Diversions 3 and Dance Maze: Variations for Piano/Duos for Trumpet and Piano/Solos for Trumpet) or (as in Morning Music) are presented as ‘satellites’ that offer different perspectives on the material of a central work (in this case Aubade).