DAR residency
Walking near the Belarus border

There was time to think and reflect on life in general, and composing in particular; hence this blog. Reflections at the DAR residency in Lithuania The most wonderful thing about this residency (and there are several) is having the luxury of unfettered time and a free space. Living alone in a two floor cottage looking […]

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Becoming

  In summer 2015 I was one of two UK composers selected for the DAR residency in Druskinskai, Lithuania. We were commissioned to write piece on the theme of ‘identity’ for the Vilnius choir, Chor Brevis. This was the result. The score was an attempt to indicate the kind of sounds I wanted improvised, as […]

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Fractofusus – music for the Tree Charter

On October 7th, Fractofusus celebrated the new Tree Charter with music in Oxford and Wytham Woods. The Charter is being launched this year, the 800th anniversary of the Forest Charter. See https://treecharter.uk. Wytham Woods was donated to Oxford University by the ffennells in memory of their daughter Hazel, and is used for research by students […]

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Trio, for cello, violin and piano

Trio – Score and parts This was written some years ago, and performed in London and then at a composers’ concert in Presteigne, supported by Border Arts and featuring other work by myself, and compositions by Nick Benda and John Hymas.

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Song of Children’s Rights

Song of Children’s Rights A setting of the Children’s Declaration of Human Rights, text slightly adapted from the original. Sadly,the world still fails to uphold the rights of millions of children.

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insects

The Praying Mantis duo from Terabac             Song of the Arctic Mosquito contemplating¬† a melting iceberg…     The Sad Wasp Chocolate I am keen to use music to help myself and others explore and admire the wonderful world of arthropods, which includes insects, spiders, and bugs. Together with soft-bodied […]

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Music samples

Invocation – a piece using the breath ‘Spring Peeper’ written for100 voice choir, Brighton Festival. Extract from ‘Meeting Point’ with khayal singer Neela Bhagwat, recorded live at Lauderdale House. Music for the Dung Beetles rolling their dung ball, composed for Terabac. In Memory of Abir, second movement of piano trio composed in memory of a […]

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