Firstly, I can share the recording of my first North American premiere with you, A Slave in the Land of Liberty, performed by the C4 Composers/Performers Collective.
My new work for Solo Baritone, Threads and Ribbons, was chosen to be recorded in the Czech Republic by composer and performer Vojtech Sembera. More news on that in 2019.
There was also lots of preparation for upcoming projects. I am delighted to be commissioned by the Crash Ensemble for the New Music Dublin Festival in March 2019, you can read more about this project here: Journal of Music.
The Ulster Orchestra will be performing a movement from The Pearl in January, more news to follow.
Looking forward to the Jan/Feb publication of Choir & Organ, which will contain the new work they commissioned from me, Asphyxiate.
Finally, I have been involved since the summer with a new ensemble called PANIC Music Ensemble, we had our inaugural concert in November, and I had two works premiered, including an old song from 2015, which you can hear below!
On Nov 1st I conducted the Cantiunculae Chamber Choir in their premiere of a work they commissioned from me, Anthem For Doomed Youth. The performance took place in the PRONI building in Belfast.
I received a recording of the Japanese premiere of a movement from my suite for solo guitar, performed by Mitsuo Nagata in Kyoto.
And on Nov 5th, viola player Laura Sinnerton from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales recorded my major new work for solo viola, The Testimony of John Paton. The work is designed to be presented in an interactive format, and will soon be available in 360 VR, but for now please enjoy this fixed recording of it.
A massive thanks to the BBC Singers for a fantastic workshop with Stephen McNeff and Cecilia McDowell, working on my piece A Slave in the Land of Liberty
A Slave in the Land of Liberty is to be workshopped by the BBC Singers on 18/09/18 at a BASCA Workshop, Maida Vale Studios, London.
August 2018Japanese premier of two of my guitar works, performed by Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble, on the 25th August at the Crossing Voices recital. Eyewitness of His Majesty: – I Bartholomew, the Scholar, – VI Judas, who betrayed Him.
March 2018 Very privileged to have my choral work Hinneni featured on Annunciations, the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir’s new CD launched on 6th March. It features sacred music by Sir James MacMillan, his influences, contemporaries and six new generation composers mentored by him on the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme.
Details available here: TheoArtistry CD Launch Concert
CD available to order: Annunciations.