research

Major keys

Damn, i struggle real hard to write major key, happy sounding pieces! composing with my year 5 collaborators has been tricky, because their ideas are so cute, and what I like to compose is darker, i like the tension of major/minor, suspending, and then finally, maybe a  resolution… Anyway, after Read more…

inspiration

Sampha

Don’t fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes Don’t fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes I imagine those golden skies Window down and we’re caught in flight You can let the breeze, let the breeze cool you And I hope the wind blows out those Read more…

research

cracking on

March time. Spring is here! I have literally 2 months to compose 4 pieces of music that make up the Selly Oak District Commission. I reckon I’ll be able to do it! I’m clearer about two pieces I need to write. I have nearly completed the Bournville ward piece, I Read more…

carillon

Carillon

As part of the for-Wards Selly Oak district commission I am collaborating with creative writers in Bournville ward to compose a short piece for carillon. I’ve never written music for bells/organ before so a new and exciting challenge (well crotales once). We had a fab workshop with Trevor Workman end Read more…

creativity

Feeney Fellowship

Since receiving the Feeney Fellowship late last year, I have made contact with some very exciting and experienced sound artists who work with field recordings. I’d describe my compositional practice as being primarily concerned with instrumental music, but I do dabble with music production and samples. I wish to learn Read more…