Plastic (is a poison)

A call to get out and pick it up..so the poor albatross chicks don’t starve and we stop poisoning the seas as well as the earth…

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Save the Plankton

The oceans are warming – and acidifying – save the plankton! Save the Plankton Chorus Save the plankton, save the plankton in the sea Save the plankton, keep it floating free! Happy plankton need enough to eat But alas, they’re starting to feel the heat Overwhelmed by CO2 Poor old plankton – what can it […]

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Landscape

This piece was composed for a concert featuring new works by myself, John Hymas, and Nick Benda, at Presteigne Assembly Rooms, supported by Border Arts. The piece is partly notated, but also requires the musicians to make some choices and decisions themselves about exactly what they play. it was inspired by a walk in Gran […]

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Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

In a time when humans are causing countless other species to go extinct every day, when by our own actions we are destroying ourselves and the biosphere with which our being is intertwined, what is the function of art, and specifically music? Are we just ‘fiddling while Rome burns’? Singing funeral laments for ourselves and […]

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It’s the Thing

From children’s musical ‘Bugs Came First’. First performed by children from Bucknell and then Newcastle schools. The piece tells the story of a group of children who are charged with the task of getting rid of the Terrible Thing in order to save the animals of the world. They succeed with the help of music […]

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