Ligeti Quartet perform “Metastable” at Bristol University (Metastable Impressions Project, May 2019)

On 28th May 2019 the renowned Ligeti Quartet premiered my work for string quartet, Metastable.  This piece was my contribution to the Metastable Impressions project.  You can read about the background to the project here: Collaboration with Ligeti Quartet (Bristol University Jean Golding Institute Seed Corn Award): “Metastable Impressions”   Read the team’s brilliantly detailed blogpost below…Continue Reading “Ligeti Quartet perform “Metastable” at Bristol University (Metastable Impressions Project, May 2019)”

University of Taipei, Department of Musicology visiting lecture: “Organic and Geometric Aspects of Musical Composition” (11th Dec. 2018)

I’m grateful to the inspiring Pan Jia Lin, Professor of Composition at Taiwan’s oldest university, the University of Taipei (台北市立大学), for her invitation to give a lecture to the students of the musicology department.  I had originally planned to give an adapted version of the lecture I previously gave in Zhejiang in May, but Professor…Continue Reading “University of Taipei, Department of Musicology visiting lecture: “Organic and Geometric Aspects of Musical Composition” (11th Dec. 2018)”

Mise-En Festival 2018 Music Marathon- World Premiere of “Crystal Images II” (June 2018)

It was an amazing 4 days at the 2018 Mise-En Festival.  I met many imaginative, free-thinking, intelligent, witty and talented composers, all of us composing very different and distinctive art music.  Moon Young Ha and Jordann Davis and the whole Ensemble Mise-En have worked extremely hard, especially on the last day’s 4-hour long Music Marathon. …Continue Reading “Mise-En Festival 2018 Music Marathon- World Premiere of “Crystal Images II” (June 2018)”

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music “Composition: Theory” lecture series: “Geometric and organic structural thinking in my musical compositions” (May 2018)

I recently had a superb experience down in Hangzhou, lecturing on my music at the very new and extraordinarily-equipped Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.  It’s one of two new Conservatories that have opened in China in just the last two years, the other being Harbin up in the North East. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/F-vMzsNrh86bKrQg26H1LQ