Forever Interrupted: cello and electronics
Forever Interrupted was commissioned by the St David's Hall Nightmusic series and is published by Ty Cerdd. It was performed live as well as produced and recorded by Oliver Coates in 2018.
Text: Harry Jelley
Blue Lab: orchestra
Blue Lab was performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Composition Wales in 2018. It then received a second performance as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2019, conducted by Ryan Bancroft and broadcast on Radio 3.
Strange and Wild / Remote and Unfamiliar: choir, folk band and trumpet
Strange and Wild / Remote and Unfamiliar was co-commission from Leeds Inspired, Split Infinitive and The Finzi Trust. The piece brought together a non-professional choir and young folk band from the Yorkshire community with professional trumpet soloist in a 30-minute work to celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Bronte. The performance was recorded live at the Leeds Minster by David Coyle in 2018.
Text was taken from descriptions of the landscape and climate in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Performers were The Clothworkers' Consort of Leeds, Don't Feed the Peacocks, and Simon Desbruslais. The performance was introduced by Bronte scholar Professor John Bowen, York University.
this was a dance : piano and percussion
this was a dance was commissioned by Psappha Ensemble for a film project in 2019, performed by Ben Powell and Tim Williams
Sarabande: piano solo
Performed and recorded live by Lydia Lallement, Sarabande is a piece written in 2013 for piano solo
Chamber Shots: piano trio
Performed and recorded live by students at the RNCM, Chamber Shots is a set of miniatures written for the opening of a photography exhibition in 2015 focusing on the mechanical workings of instruments
Bright Star: piano, trumpet and voice
Bright Star, a setting of the Keats sonnet, was written for the final of the Phillip Bates composition prize in 2016 and was recorded by Gary Farr (Vonnegut Collective, BBC Philharmonic) Ilya Ramalav, and Claire Roberts
Y Llwynog: harp and piano
Performed and recorded live by students at the RNCM with Welsh sonnet Y Llwynog recited by the composer
Block: piano trio
Winner of the Mathias Prize composition competition, Block has been performed by the Fidelio Trio and toured around the country by Ensemble Cymru. Here is a link to a performance video https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mfdJ0ZFThJdVk3TzQ2a2JOZ00/view?usp=sharing
Space Dances: piano solo
Space Dances is a set of three 1920s inspired dances commissioned by the Bangor New Music festival performed by Zubin Kanga
Pieces OF String Quartet: string quartet
Fragmented miniatures for string quartet, this piece has been performed by players from the BBC NOW (2016) and The Solem Quartet (2017). Excerpts can be heard here:
Fencing: violin duet
Fencing was written for a performance at the Manchester Art Gallery at a Mindfulness event in 2016 where members of the public were encouraged to listen to the music and respond through choosing colours and lines to draw. Excerpts can be heard here: