I have been thinking a lot about the role that musical imagination plays in my compositional working method. To inform this reflection, I have been immersing myself in literature on the topic, most recently a book chapter by Freya Bailes and Laura Bishop (Musical Imagery in the Creative Process). What follows here is a reflection […]
My new piece Where to from here? for solo violin will be premiered by Emma Baird at the Royal Academy of Music as part of their 200 Pieces project on 11 November, Angela Burgess Recital Hall. Here is my programme note: “Where to from here? is a musical exploration of the twists and turns that […]
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Click here to see a video about my piece Lalla Rookh, its origins as a work for solo natural horn and speaker, through to a horn quartet.
Click here to read my recent essay about the 2018 revised version of D-re-A-mi-N-g-ly. You can also listen to the recording here.
I’ll be composing a new piece for a fabulous collaborative venture between Glasgow School of Art Choir and Glasgow Women’s Library. It’s funded by Creative Scotland and has been announced today! Creative Scotland Announcement
Alex South will premiere Firefly Reflection for solo clarinet on 23 May at Bell Pettigrew Museum, University of St. Andrews.
My new work for solo bass clarinet will be premiered by Sarah Watts as part of her Ten Wee Drams project on the Isle of Raasay. Here is an article about the project.
Here is a video of a recent performance of my piece for flute and clarinet Helix Reflection (2013) by Mark McGregor (flute) and Liam Hockley (clarinet).
I recently completed a new piece for clarinet solo (Firefly II) for Alex South. Next up is a bespoke version of D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y for Ensemble Offspring (flute, clarinet and percussion), for performances in Adelaide and the UK in August 2019, and a new solo for bass clarinet for Sarah Watts’s ’10 Wee Drams’ project on Raasay in April 2019. […]
Back in November (22nd) my new piece for natural horn and speaker Lalla Rookh was premiered at the Being Human Festival in Glasgow. Bernadette Harvey’s recording of my Piano Sonata is available from Tall Poppies. I’m currently working on a new trio for mezzo soprano, piano and percussion, to be recorded by Emilia Sitarz (piano), Barbara Kinga Majewska […]
My Piano Sonata will be premiered by Bernadette Harvey on 11 November 2017 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her new CD featuring my piano sonata will be launched at this concert. Click here for more details.