This new work – for solo accordion and electronics, was commissioned as part of the Royal Academy of Music #200pieces project, and premiered on 15th March 2022 by Iñigo Mikeleiz. Listen – and see the full score – here.
It was (as it always is) a pleasure to conduct Riot Ensemble in another HCMF programme this year. Pieces from Chaya Czernowin, Clara Iannotta, Bara Gisladottir and Jenny Hettne have been absolute lifelines during these past months and years, and it was a pleasure to give all three a premiere. […]
It was a tremendous honour to be at last week’s Siemens Music Foundation Prize Ceremony, on behalf of Riot Ensemble (who were awarded one of the inaugural Ensemble Prizes). Unusually, this year’s concert featured six young composers, as those who were awarded last year were also recognised at this year’s event.
This past summer I recorded Adam Swayne’s second album at RNCM. A memorial for the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Adam gave a recital on the anniversary day at Wigmore Hall and the album has already started to garner wide critical acclaim. You can listen on Spotify, or wherever you […]
I spent this past week at the extraordinary Villecroze Academie Musique working on a new recording of Lera Auerbach’s 24 preludes for cello and piano with Reiko Tsuchida and Tessa Seymour. Recording due in early 2022!
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!