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Wigmore Hall Debut!

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On Tuesday afternoon this week I made my Wigmore Hall debut with my piece ‘Three After-Dinner Pieces’ performed by Peter Moore and Richard Uttley.  The concert was a great event and I will be lucky enough to share the video recording of the concert with you when it becomes available.  The concert was well attended and it was a pleasure to be able to be a part of it.

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Interview at Planet Hugill!

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Ahead of tomorrow’s premiere of ‘Three After-Dinner Pieces’ in Bristol, I spoke with Robert Hugill, and the resulting interview can be found here: http://www.planethugill.com/2017/09/electro-acoustic-music-trombones-cheese.html

It was lovely talking with Robert about the piece and I think the interview comes across very well!

Premiere with Peter Moore!

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Next Wednesday 27th September I have my new piece ‘Three After-Dinner Pieces’ premiering in Bristol in Colston Hall (1.05pm).  Here is an article about the piece from BBC Music Mag, and above it a picture of Peter Moore (photo credit: Kaupo Kikkas).  I am super excited about the piece and hope to be able to share it with you soon (tickets are available from: http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/petern-moore-richard-uttley).

Trailer for P.A.R.A.D.E

Parade Recording with BBC NOW

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Tonight I listened to BBC NOW recording Satie’s ‘Parade’, conducted by Martin Yates.  I will be using the recording as the basis for a new work written for Marc Rees and National Dance Company Wales.  I will be posting much more about this event over the next few weeks and this recording session marks the start of a lot of studio work for me! The first performances are on the 24th and 25th of October in the WMC in Cardiff with performances in Pontio, Bangor shortly afterwards.

 

Newport Legends Concert

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The Operasonic concert on Sunday 2nd July was fantastic!  All the legends came together for the first time and it was great to see and hear what everyone had been working on for so long.  Many of the young singers put in an excellent performance and it was agreed by the audience that the night was a great success.  It was lovely working with Polly Graham on this, and lovely to meet so many enthusiastic music makers!

Maindee Legends starts today!

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Today we start our community chorus in Maindee Library – 1pm – 4pm Saturday 17th June.  The next rehearsal is 1pm – 4pm Saturday 24th June rehearsal at Maindee Library, Newport.  On Saturday 1st July performance at Maindee Festival and 12pm – 6pm Sunday 2nd July performance at The Riverfront Theatre.  The other legends are coming together for these performances so it will be a great concert!

Cinderella soundtrack now available

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I have just made the soundtrack to the ballet ‘Cinderella’, which was commissioned by Ballet Cymru, available here.  It was such a pleasure to work on music for a whole production and I hope you enjoy listening to it.

Guest Editor at ‘The Sampler’

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This month I am guest editing Sound and Music’s ‘The Sampler’.  I have written a blog, edited a playlist, and commissioned content from Hafdis Bjarnadottir and Enrico Bertelli.  Go to https://thesampler.org to see more this month’s musical offerings!

Music Is Everything!

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I’ve just uploaded some pictures from the LMM concert ‘Music Is Everything’ in which my piece ‘Flutter’ received its premiere.  It was a great day and the audience loved the event and were clearly moved by all the staff and children’s hard work and dedication.