Guitarist Sam Cave discussed and performed extracts of my sonatas in a research seminar at Brunel University, UK, in December 2019. He’s recently put it online and shared the link with me. He speaks with authority on my guitar music– after all, I wrote it for him, and we spent many happy hours rehearsing, refining…Continue Reading ““Refracted Resonance”- Sam Cave’s Seminar in Brunel University, 11th December 2019 (late upload)”
I’m delighted with Melissa Bishop’s short edit of her documentary on the Metastable Impressions project from May 2019: I’m also very excited by the recent news that my creative report on the project is to be published by the Nanhua University Journal of Art and Design (more anon on that topic). Read our…Continue Reading “Metastable Impressions: documentary, and journal publication (March 2020)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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
Thanks to Peter Wiegold for giving me the opportunity to talk at Brunel. It was a great afternoon!