An interview I did with HOCKET ahead of their live premiere of I Slow Down on their 2021 Piano Spheres recital:
I spent this past week at the beautiful Stapleford Granary recording the Solem Quartet for their debut album, coming later this year on Orchid Classics. Keep an eye out for this one!
My piano quartet The Geometry of Clouds received its UK premiere from Riot Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall on 18 Feb 2021.
My father, brother and sister are all physicians in Minnesota. My father is also a hobbyist photographer, and during the pandemic, he started photographing his colleagues ‘behind their masks’. I have composed a new work (I Slow Down) for piano duo HOCKET which will eventually be set to a slideshow […]
It was my pleasure to conduct recording sessions with summer in a new project from pianist Alexander Hawkins. Alex’s piece combines Riot Ensemble with numerous other musicians and soloist Evan Parker. The CD (cover below) will be released soon. Keep your ears open!
my new fixed media piece, written during the 2020 lockdown is now available on YouTube. A programme note and full details are here
I am a recent addition to a new recording of Richard Causton’s spectacular song cycle La Terra Impareggiabile at Potton Hall with Marcus Farnsworth and Huw Watkins. Keep an eye out for the release in early 2021 (Richard’s 50th year!)
Riot Ensemble will be touring a programme in 2020 which includes Brian Ferneyhough’s Liber Scintillarum, Brigitta Muntendorf’s Shivers on Speed, and Gerard Grisey’s Talea. I’ll be conducting performances of these works in Liverpool (March), Tel Aviv (July), Salzburg and Opatija (November).
I will be in Los Angeles in late February to produce the first commerical recording of Frederic Rzewski’s “Songs of Insurrection” with LA-based pianist and composer Thomas Kotcheff. Keep an eye on Coviello Classics for this release in late 2020!
I am thrilled to be returning to Budapest to work again with Maestro Peter Eötvös. After my two years as a composer with his foundation, I will be working in a masterclass with him and Gregory Vajda, and musicians from the Danubia Symphony Orchestra on music by Fabian Panisello and […]