Composition

Below is a comprehensive list of all my works. For an overview of my music, you could look at my work for Orchestra, Towards Oblivion, my computer-coded music (such as Canon X), or Nothing that is not there, my two-song cycle for voice and piano.

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From North

for two clarinets, two flutes, piano, and percussion

Duration

Date

A voiceless setting of four poems from Seamus Heaney's collection, North.

Apophenia

for mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet, two pianos, and string quartet

Duration

Date

Apophenia was commissioned by the Chimera Ensemble at the University of York, for performance in their Spring Concert of 2018. The commission came with a set of conditions:
- The piece must be 8 to 12 minutes long
- Instrumentation must adhere to one of three specified options
- The piece must incorporate the following text in some way:
From, within, one, in, a, our, the, light, depth, by, ever, red, as, further, green, height, weight, far, inside, sure, I, have, and, see, sees, growth, out, own, only, two, often, less, you, very, heat, white, none, yes, slowing, turning, day, flat, hold, seldom, try, spin.
Looking at this text, I was struck by the way that apparently random, unrelated things can seem to be implicitly connected when presented in a certain context.

Towards Oblivion

for large orchestra

Duration

Date

A large piece for orchestra that explores processes of decay and transformation, by playing with the expectations placed upon new works within the orchestral canon.

A Lost Chaconne

For Recorder Quartet (SSAA, sopranos doubling alto)

c. 4'

A short, flowing chaconne shape that is lost beneath four complex and interwoven recorder lines.

Canon X

For Performer and Sonic Pi

no fixed duration

A collaboratively-devised work, created for the Arc Project's Digital Edition (a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Conlon Nancarrow, the work encourages an instrumental performer to interact with the live-coding software Sonic Pi.

Variations on Silk

For Performer and Sonic Pi

no fixed duration

A predecessor to Canon X, this work also involves interaction between code and performer. This time, the code pulls samples from Arve Henriksen's Chiaroscuro.

Nothing that is not there

For Counter-tenor and Piano

c. 5'

Nothing that is not there is a sort of miniature song cycle: it is formed of two brief settings of the same text, that are designed to be performed together (and are therefore inter-related), but which can function on their own, independent of one another. The text is question is Wallace Stevens’ poem The Snow Man.

Somewhere in Between

For String Quartet

12'

Written for a workshop with Quatuor Diotima, this work explores language from British Jazz Pianist John Taylor, reworking and reinventing harmony until it has given all it has to offer.

Solo Works

9127 Unfolding

For Lever Harp

5'

Written for the Arc Project's Digital Edition, this work was inspired by Latasha Harlins.

Aquarelles

For Piano

8'

A Triptych - three views on water that combine to make a whole.

Electronics/Fixed Media

Pärtsong

Fixed Media

180'

This work is formed from layers of Arvo Pärt, slowed and stretched beyond recognition.

Canon X

For Performer and Sonic Pi

no fixed duration

A collaboratively-devised work, created for the Arc Project's Digital Edition (a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Conlon Nancarrow, the work encourages an instrumental performer to interact with the live-coding software Sonic Pi.

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Fixed Media (Sonic Pi)

4'

This fixed media work came as a byproduct of Variations on Silk. It shares the same primary source material: the improvisations of Arve Henriksen.