New Compositions!

New work for violin, cello, Bb Clarinet, Piano, Drums and Bass (with optional Morris Dancing) is finished! Entitled ‘Grande Sonata Brillante’

Finally after a year of intermittently working on it, my four movement string quartet is finished; ending up at 20 minutes duration! Looking forward to two scheduled performances of it later in 2014…

Also completed is another 5-minute mixed ensemble work entitled ‘Excalibrations’ for guitar, percussion, string quartet and piano.

Composition Performance

The 2013 New Music Collage, organised by Nodes Performing Arts is a collection of 40 short one-minute pieces forming to make an entire concert happening in New York and Edinburgh. Very excited to say that one of my pieces Void if Removed is in there!

Details:

New York City starting at 12-Noon (EST):
Ganesvoort Plaza, 5 Ninth Ave, Chelsea
And
Edinburgh starting at 4PM (BST):
Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Edinburgh

Tagore Composition Competition

I was delighted to be told that I recently won the Tagore Composition Competition – part of the 2013 Encounters India Festival, with my piece “Unending Love” a soprano and piano setting of Tagore’s poem of the same name.

It was wonderfully performed in the festival at the Queensland Conservatorium on 19th May, 2013, by the brilliant Greta Bradman and Leigh Harrold.