Apheresis

September 2017 Trumpet and electronics c.14 minutes Written with and for Simon Desbruslais First performed on October 9th 2017 at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic This piece takes its cue from Berio’s Sequenza X (1984) for...

Sea Change

May 2017 Trumpet in C and string quartet 15-25 minutes First performed on May 8th 2017 at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, UK and then in July 2017 in Tianjin, China Sea Change explores notions of structural, notational and improvisatory freedom as a specific response...

Echo Wall

July 2017 Trumpet in C and string quartet 20 minutes First performed in July 2017 in Tianjin, China Echo Wall is based upon a short proverb commonly (though not verifiably) attributed to Confucius: I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. The...

Fanfare from the Edge

June 2017 Three trumpets (in Bb or C) 1 minute Written in praise of Judith Weir for Encaenia 2017 First performed on June 17th 2017 at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, UK This 1-minute fanfare was commissioned to open the Encaenia 2017 congregation at the Sheldonian...
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