News

Brontë Antiphons at York Late Music

Brontë Antiphons that I composed in the spring of 2020 is to receive its world premiere by the Elysian Singers at York Late Music in November 2021.

The Gramophone Played at NYCEMF 2021

Summer 2021: mine and Madeleine Shapiro’s piece The Gramophone Played for cello, spoken word and fixed media electronics was selected for NYCEMF (the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) this spring and will be performed online during the summer.

Composing the Historical 2

April 2021. Myself and Ed Hughes hosted a half-day research event at the University of Surrey about composers’ use of historical materials.

Videos by MAUD

February 2021: Two Curves from Shadow Variations have just been posted on YouTube by the Muir Albini Ukulele Duo (MAUD).

At the RAM

January 2021: I delivered a paper to performance and composition research students at the Royal Academy of Music this month.

Midlands New Music Symposium

December 2020: on the 5-6 December the Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research (NottFAR) are hosting a symposium in which I’m giving a paper on Dance Maze.

Composing the Historical

November 2020: on the 25th I am taking part in the launch of Composing the Historical. This is a collection of interviews with myself, Judith Weir (CBE), Shirley Thompson (OBE), Roxanna Panufnik, Ed Hughes, Evelyn Ficarra, Rowland Sutherland, Kerry Andrew and Martin Butler

On Sabbatical

November 2020: I’m six weeks into a sabbatical from the University of Surrey

New Chapter on Collaboration

July 2020: my chapter ‘Collaboration and the Practitioner-Researcher: A Composer’s Perspective’ has just been published in Artistic Research in Performance Through Collaboration edited by Martin Blain and Helen Minors and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

VUE Premiere

June 2020: the Virtual Ukulele Ensemble’s first three videos of movements from Shadow Variations are now on YouTube.

Virtual Ukulele Ensemble

May 2020: for the last month I’ve been working with a new ukulele ensemble on Shadow Variations.

York Late Music Projects

April 2020: just completed the second of two pieces for York Late Music. It is a piece for the Elysian Singers setting Emily Brontë’s ‘No coward soul is mine’

Perspectives on Musical Revision

March 2020: just before the coronavirus mayhem took hold I organised a half day event on musical revision at the University of Surrey.

Shadow Variations at Surrey

February 2020: delighted that Samantha Muir is giving the UK premiere of Shadow Variations at the University of Surrey.

100 Second Song

January 2020: I am working on a short song for soprano Anna Snow and pianist Kate Ledger.

Research time awarded

December 2019: myself and my colleague Chris Wiley have been awarded a Research Fellowship from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Surrey.

Manchester Bound

December 2019: I am off to the Royal Northern College of Music this month to talk about musical ruination.

‘Divertissements’ in Amsterdam

My electric guitar and harpsichord duo receives its European premiere as part of the 2020 Prix Annelie de Man.

Autumn Performances

October 2019 sees outings for Two Tributes and a Dance as well as Shadow Variations.

Australian Premiere

Shadow Variations (2019) for ukulele ensemble was premiered this August at Vala Beach Ukulele Camp, NSW.

Latest Project

I am currently (summer/autumn 2019) working on a piece for solo cello for the New York based cellist, Madeleine Shapiro.

CD Reviews

The reviews are in! Dance Maze has been praised in Gramophone and on Planet Hugill.

Featured Composer

I am a featured composer in the April 2019 series of Borough New Music with a concert of three pieces performed by Jane Chapman, James Woodrow and Jeevan Rai.

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.

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.