• 2nd Jul 2023 When Aslan Shakes His Mane premiered at the Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin by Leonie Bluett of the Crash Ensemble.
• 19th Jun 2023 A Single Tree is not called a Forest for TACETi Ensemble 2nd performance in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Also included in the concert was my piece The Anguish of John Paton (solo viola).
• 10th Jun 2023 A Single Tree is not called a Forest for TACETi Ensemble premiered in Bangkok, Thailand. A double portrait concert of my work and Thai composer Piyawat Louilarpprasert, this concert also included performances of my pieces The Anguish of John Paton (for solo viola, played by Tapanatt Kiatpaibulkit) and Judas, Who Betrayed Him (for solo guitar, played by Noppakorn Auesirinucroch).
• 9th Jun 2023 The Blue Bird for choir premiered by Cappella Caeciliana at the Belfast Harbour Office.
•26th May 2023 Cross-Purposes screened by the Crash Ensemble at The Source Arts Centre.
• 21st Apr 2023 Honnold for large chamber ensemble (10 players) to be premiered by the Crash Ensemble at New Music Dublin.
• 27th Mar 2023 two movements from my cello suite Three Words for Light broadcast on Oboes and Overtures programme on Athlone Community Radio, hosted by Kevin Free.
• 18th Feb 2023 Broadcast of Coruscate, performed by the Ulster Orchestra, on BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show.
• 16th Feb 2023 Bassoonist Maria O’Dea premieres my piece Caerfyrddin in the Wigmore Hall, London, for the Irish Heritage Competition.
• 4th Feb 2023 Lorica from my piano suite Ceaselessly into the Past French premiere in Paris by pianist Laurent Durupt.
• 2nd Feb 2023 Rasp recorded by the 1st Old Boys Band Belfast in SARC, Belfast, funded by Help Musicians UK.
• 26th Jan 2023, Martin Johnson performed Bánú an Lae from Three Words for Light at the Belfast Launch of newmusic::newireland four by the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland
•12th Jan 2023 Coruscate premiered by the Ulster Orchestra for their BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert, conducted by David Brophy.
•24th Dec 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray Thai premiere at IntAct Festival in Bangkok.
• 13th Dec 2022, Crash Ensemble perform Cross-Purposes at The Source Arts Centre for the final concert of their [REACTIONS] tour.
• 25th Nov 2022 Crash Ensemble launch their album REACTIONS, featuring my piece Cross-Purposes. The album is available on bandcamp here.
• Nov 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray screened as part of an installation throughout the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
• 20th Nov 2022 newmusic::newireland four album launch at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The album features my large chamber ensemble piece Engines of Babel, commissioned by the Crash Ensemble.
• 20th Nov 2022 Shock/Stasis premiere by Ioana Petcu-Colan and Cahal Masterson at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, along with the launch of a new album by Belfast City Council, which features this piece.
• 15th Oct 2022 Cross-Purposes programmed by the Crash Ensemble for their Reactions Live Tour in The Model, Sligo.
• 17th Sep 2022 Refractions French premiere by lovemusic collective in Strasbourg, France, for European Heritage Day.
• 10th Sep 2022 Cross-Purposes programmed by the Crash Ensemble for Sundays at Noon at the Hugh Lane Gallery.
• 17th August 2022 Kraina, song cycle for piano and soprano, recorded in SARC by Rebecca Murphy and Cahal Masterson.
• 15th July 2022 invited to speak on contemporary composition at the Hutchmoot UK 2022 conference.
• 12th & 16th July 2022 Light of Shore broadcast on Estonia’s Klassikaraadio.
• 30th June 2022 Shock/Stasis recorded at SARC by Cahal Masterson and Ioana Petcu-Colan.
• 17th June 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray screening at FUGA, Budapest.
• 16th June 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray screening at the CCI in Paris.
• 1st June 2022 Lucan Duets premiered at the Lucan Children’s Music Festival by Martin and Adele Johnson.
• 18th May 2022 Common Places for soprano and piano trio premiered at the National Concert Hall Dublin by Elizabeth Hilliard and the Degani Trio.
• 17th May 2022 Coruscate for orchestra and electronics workshopped by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, Scotland.
• 11th May 2022 If ye love me for SATB Choir 2nd performance at St. Pancras Chapel, London, as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. See info here.
• April 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray screened at New Music Dublin 2022.
• April 2022 Extracts from a new work for CrashWorks, commissioned by the Crash Ensemble, at New Music Dublin 2022.
• April 2022 Cross-Purposes for duo received its 3rd performance, by members of the Crash Ensemble at New Music Dublin 2022.
• April 2022 Woolgathering for contrabass clarinet and vibraphone premiered at New Music Dublin 2022 by Alex Petcu and Deirdre O’Leary of Crash Ensemble.
• April 2022 Rasp for Brass Band premiered at New Music Dublin 2022 by the 1st Old Boys Brass Band Belfast.
• 10-12th February 2022 Rasp (quintet version) performed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen, by The New Antonine Brass Quintet (Night With series).
• 9th February 2022 Rasp (quintet version) performed at the Black Box, Belfast, by The New Antonine Brass Quintet (Night With series). Tickets available here.
• 17th-20th March 2022 Performance of Hiraeth am nefoedd by American guitarist Trevor Babb at the 21C Guitar Festival 2022 in Indiana, USA.
• 17th February 2022 Performance of Three Words for Light at the Helicon, Seamus Heaney Homeplace, by Martin Johnson and myself on electronics. I will also perform the first movement from Eyewitnesses of His Majesty on the guitar and a premiere a new piece written for me by Argentinian composer Martin Della Vecchia. Tickets available from Seamus Heaney Homeplace.
• 11th & 12th February 2022 Performance of Three Words for Light at Spike Cello Festival (visit Spike Cello Fest for details/tickets)
• 5th February 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray screened at the Sonic Lab, SARC, in Belfast, 7:30pm.
• 2nd February 2022 Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray for accordion, electronics, spoken word, and visual media, premiered in Dublin’s Irish Film Institute.
• 18th December 2021 Cross-Purposes for duo and electronics received its Thailand premiere at the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium in Bangkok.
• 16th December 2021 Three Words for Light for cello and electronics performed by Martin Johnson at the CMC in Dublin at the Irish launch of my album.
• 16th November 2021 I Thirst received its world premiere by the Contemporary Music Vocal Group in Cardiff University, conducted by Dr. Robert Fokkens.
• 1st November 2021 Laniakea received a second performance by the Ulster Orchestra for their BBC Radio 3 New Music Concert.
• October 2021 Coimheascar for mixed sextet recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
• 8th October 2021 Ceaselessly into the past for piano premiered by Cahal Masterson in The Sonic Lab, Belfast, at my debut album launch.
• October 2021 Ceaselessly into the past broadcast for a Hugh Lane Gallery Series Concert.
• October 2021 Ceaselessly into the past broadcast on Lyric FM as part of the Limerick Castleconnell series.
• 17th September 2021 one movement from Three Words for Light for cello previewed by Martin Johnson at the CMC Ireland for Culture Night, Dublin.
• 28th August 2021 The Testimony of John Paton broadcast on the New Music Show BBC Radio 3.
• 13th-15th August 2021 Cross-Purposes for duo and electronics part of an installation in the Butler Gallery for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
• 11th August 2021 Notation in Sibelius seminar for the Musician’s Union (Part 2)
• 31st July 2021 Cross-Purposes broadcast on the New Music Show BBC Radio 3.
• May 24th 2021, On a Stone Pillow, Jacob dreamt of Salvation recorded by Isabelle O’Connell in Mount Vernon, New York.
• May 23rd 2021, If ye love me premiered at St. Pancras Parish Church, London as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. Link.
• May 5th 2021, Notation in Sibelius clinic for Musician’s Union.
• April 27th 2021, Notation in Sibelius clinic for Irish Composer’s Collective.
• April 24th 2021 Rasp broadcast at the New Music Dublin Festival.
• April 24th 2021 Cross-Purposes broadcast at the New Music Dublin Festival.
• April 23rd 2021 Cross-Purposes broadcast at the MusicTown Dublin Festival.
• April 15th-17th 2021, Eyewitnesses of His Majesty recorded by Chris Roberts in Abergavenny, Wales, for release on my upcoming album.
• April 15th 2021 Cross-Purposes for cello, clarinet, and electronics recorded by the CRASH Ensemble.
• Apr 10th 2021, The Union is our God premiered online by the London Symphony Orchestra. Link here.
• Mar 2021 Woolgathering recorded in Australia by Ensemble Offspring for a release on the new ICC label.
• Mar 24th, new work for improvising duo performed online as part of the 21C Guitar Conference 2021. The conference also featured the third movement from Eyewitnesses of His Majesty, played by Canadian guitarist Brianna Lemon.
• Feb 2021, Ceaselessly into the past recorded by Cahal Masterson in Mercia, Spain, for release on my upcoming album.
• Feb 27th 2021, Building the Tower, for narrating pianist, performed in New York City by Adam Marks, as part of a series of pop up concerts (Musical Storefronts) run by the Kaufman Music Center.
• Feb 13th 2021, The Union is our God for the LSO recorded in St. Luke’s London. With lighting by Laurenz Theinert.
• Feb 5th 2021, I thirst to be premiered online on YouTube, recorded by the composer and family members.
• Jan 15th 2021, Refractions for chamber trio premiered online by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble.
• Dec 13th 2020, Crossing the Firth performed at the online Nottfar conference, University of Nottingham.
• September 26th 2020 re-orchestration of Laniakea for small orchestra premiered in Coole Park, Galway as part of the programme for Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020.
• May 4th 2020, Scamper for solo clarinet broadcast on BBC Radio 3 three times as part of the lockdown postcards from composers series. Performed by Francesco Paolo Scola of the Ulster Orchestra.
• May 2nd 2020, performances of Crossing the Firth and Stutter at the MUSLab 2020 International Festival of Electroacoustic music in London’s Icklectik Art Lab. Cancelled.
• April 9th 2020, premiere of The Blue Bird by Gesualdo Six in St. Ann’s Cathedral Dublin. Delayed, update tba.
• March 2020, Asphyxiate U.S. premiere by the St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir. Cancelled.
• February 29th 2020, premiere of two postcard pieces by Tonnta at New Music Dublin 2020.
• February 28th 2020, premiere of Shards on a Beach by William Cole of the Ulster Orchestra.
• February 21st 2020, PANIC Music Ensemble performed Stutter in Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
• February 16th 2020, Eloheinu, commissioned by Mosaic Voices premiered in London’s New West End Synagogue.
• February 15th 2020, Orlando Jopling of the London Symphony Orchestra premiered The Anguish of John Paton at St. Luke’s, London, at the Soundhub Phase II Showcase Concert.
• January 24th 2020, premiere of Tearing as it is Woven by the Chamber Choir Ireland.
• December 17th 2019 Children, the wide world over performed in a carol service by Elmgrove Primary School.
• December 14th 2019 Sparrows’ Anthem for the Altnagelvin Hospital Choir, for choir and oboe, in the Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry.
• December 12th 2019 Premieres of Circle Machines and Where I go, I hear the noise at the Contemporary Music Centre Christmas Party with PANIC Music Ensemble.
• December 11th 2019 Children, the wide world over premiered in a carol service by Elmgrove Primary School.
• November 23rd 2019, PANIC Music Ensemble (of which I am a founding member) premiered two of my pieces The Shy Man for baritone and piano (2015) and Threads and Ribbons for baritone and guitar (2018).
• November 22nd 2019 Peridot Duo perform Ezer in Boston.
• November 15th 2019 Peridot Duo perform Ezer in New York.
• November 13th 2019, PANIC Music Ensemble presents a concert of new works in Dublin City University, Ireland
• November 9th 2019 Anthem for Doomed Youth (2nd performance) in Belfast by the Cantiunculae Choir
• October 30th 2019, PANIC Music Ensemble and HIVE Choir present a concert of new works in The Chapel at Dublin City University, Dublin
• October 24th 2019, PANIC Music Ensemble presents a concert of new works in Maynooth University, Ireland.
• Following the launch of Adra, Chris will tour the UK and Ireland, presenting Hiraeth am Nefoedd in Limerick on October 9th, Belfast at the QUB lunchtime concert series on October 10th, and Dublin at the Contemporary Music Centre on the evening of October 10th, and in Kilkenny on October 11th.
• August 24th 2019, premiere of Esau’s Hunger for double guitar orchestra, electronics and projections at the 21C Guitar Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
• July 6th 2019, Hiraeth am Nefoedd, second performance by Chris Roberts.
• June 30th 2019, Hiraeth am Nefoedd, premiered by Chris Roberts in Wales.
• June 28th 2019, Flicken for chamber orchestra and film premiered in Porvoo, Finland by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
• June 11th 2019, Vojtech Sembera recorded my piece for solo baritone Threads and Ribbons in the Czech Republic.
• June 8th 2019, More than Gold received its second performance by Capella Caeciliana in Northern Ireland. Tickets here.
• May 21st 2019, Shards on a Beach for double bass and electronics workshopped by William Cole of the Ulster Orchestra.
• Broadcast of Crossing the Firth on 19th May 2019, 8-9am on Radiophrenia Scotland.
• May 4th 2019, Publication of Annunciations: Sacred Music for the 21st Century, a new book edited by George Corbett about the Theoartistry project, for which I have contributed a chapter.
• April 11th 2019, PANIC Music Ensemble perform Stutter for manipulated voice, electronics and piano at QUB Belfast and a second performance of Threads & Ribbons, as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. Information here.
• March 20th 2019, I presented a paper on my work at the Contemporary Approaches to Music Composition – Practice as Research symposium at Dublin City University.
• February 17th 2019, the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble perform Perelandrian Drift for the second time at the SARC building in Belfast.
• February 6th 2019, Crossing the Firth premiered at the season launch concert of the Irish Composer’s Collective.
• January 8th 2019, the Ulster Orchestra performed the fourth movement of The Pearl for broadcast on Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme. Broadcast date April 2019.
• December 1st 2018, A Slave in the Land of Liberty for mixed choir and soloists performed by the C4 Composers-Conductors Choir in Manhattan, New York.
• Nov 1st 2018, Anthem For Doomed Youth performed by the Belfast-based Cantiunculae choir (who commissioned the work) as the centrepiece of a concert commemorating the centenary of World War I, conducted by the composer.
23rd May 2018 Selected as a finalist for the 3rd International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition, Moscow, Russia. My work ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus’ to be performed by the GAMEnsemble. Concert programme.
22nd May 2018 Horn piece performed by Andrew Budden and filmed at St Michael’s, Manchester, as part of the Psappha Composing For Horn Scheme 2018.
14th March 2018 ‘Dancing While Others Sleep’ premiered by Ficino Ensemble at the Ulster Museum as part of Moving On Music ‘Night Music Series’.
19th June 2017 ‘Maeshowe Scrawls’ work-shopped at the St Magnus International Festival, Orkney, Scotland.
16th June 2017 ‘Morgan’s Waltz’ work-shopped with The Assembly Project at the St Magnus International Festival, Orkney, Scotland.
26 May 2017 ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus‘ for flute, cello and piano, written for and premiered by the Marsyas Trio. Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Cardiff University School of Music.
August 2018 Japanese premier of two of my guitar works performed by Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble.
Eyewitness of His Majesty: – I Bartholomew, the Scholar, – VI Judas, who betrayed Him.
April 2017 BBC Radio Ulster, ‘Classical Connections’ with John Toal. Guitar performance recorded at Blackstaff Studios, Belfast and broadcast on 18th June 2017.
9th March 2017 Harty Room, Queen’s University, Belfast, premiere of my latest classical guitar compositions.
March 2017 BBC National Orchestra of Wales premiered the orchestral version of ‘The Pearl: Movement IV’ in Cardiff.
21st Feb. 2017 Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble performed ‘The Great White Throne’ in the Ulster Museum.