My new chamber sextet Coimheascar/Struggling Light, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Concert Orchestra, will be broadcast next Wednesday (27th October) at 8:30am on the Radio 3 Breakfast Show. Conducted by Chloe Rooke. Looking forward to it! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010y8n
Light of Shore is finally out! You can listen on all streaming platforms and order the album on bandcamp. 85 minutes of music for solo instruments and electronics! I hope you enjoy listening.
It’s been a monumental amount of work, and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received throughout this project: Moving On Music, ACNI, and QUB for funding; Cormac O’Kane of RedBox Studios Belfast and Christoph Stickel of CS Mastering for mixing/mastering; Martin Johnson, Isabelle O’Connell, Cahal Masterson, Chris Roberts, and William Cole for their superb performances of my music; Javier Desiderio of El Señor Guindilla Records, Dylan Fowler of Stiwdio Felin Fach, Charles Mueller of Oktaven Audio LLC, and Jonny McGuinness of the Sonic Arts Research Centre at QUB; Piers Hellawell and Simon Mawhinney for their guidance and advice on these pieces; Contemporary Music Centre Ireland for their Colleagues Programme, leading to the creation of Three Words for Light; Manchán Magan for his fascinating book; Vincent and Sarah McDonnell for their photography and design help (and Vincent for the album artwork); countless family and friends for listening and supporting; Matthew Whiteside and Nick Roth for their advice on self-releasing an album; my Lord and Saviour Jesus, who gave me a passion and interest in music.
The 2nd single from my upcoming album Light of Shore is out today on all streaming services!
Tonight at 5:30pm there will be a performance of this work by Martin Johnson, lead cellist of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, for Culture Night Dublin, hosted by the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland. Watch it below: