To start with the big news, my piece for large orchestra and choir, Laniakea, has been chosen for a performance in Coole Park, Galway, as part of the Royal Astronomical Society’s bicentary celebrations! The premiere is scheduled for September 26th 2020, and will feature the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra and be conducted by David Brophy. The main feature of the concert will be a performance of Holst’s The Planets, accompanied by five new works by Irish composers for the same orchestration (of which mine is one).
I’m also pleased to share my recently broadcast interview (12/04/2020) with John Toal on BBC Radio Ulster, chatting about my forthcoming portrait CD as part of the Moving On Music Emerging Artist Scheme. You can listen here.
Yesterday I put the final touches to a piece commissioned by BBC Radio 3, as part of their new Audio Postcards Project. This project features 20 composers from across the UK, commissioned by Radio 3 to write a 30-second snapshot of music for a solo performer from one of the BBC concert orchestras: a little postcard from isolation. Grateful to have been involved, more information on that broadcast to come!