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 Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
composing

Study Scores

Love that it’s easy to follow scores and listen to audio on youtube. It has been an amazing educational resource for my post-grad studies. Here’s some of today’s listening: Wojtek Blecharz — Small Talks Claude Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
composing

Adrift

Image by Ruby’s Treasures. A piece I have written for string quartet and soprano is being performed at 9.15pm at Warwick Arts Centre, after their Nocturne performance. The piece is called ‘Adrift’ and the words Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
challenge

Chef Concertino

At the start of the year, I was fortunate to have an orchestral piece called “Chef Concertino” performed at Birmingham Conservatoire. The composition department has an annual competition where composition students can submit works to Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
commission

Summertime sum up

IMG_1916 What beautiful weather! A year ago, I met a Swedish lady in London (on the bus I think), who said the main reason she decided to stay in the UK was down to the summer of '76. She told me she had been longing ever since for another glorious summer like that to return. Maybe her wait is over.... Anyway, I feel it is time to update you with the world of Bobalon. (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
birmingham

Respek Vanley: Music Workshops Sessions 3 & 4

We are getting there... thank goodness for that, as I'm having the trippiest dreams as the pressure is on. Young people have written two original sets of lyrics for songs using the riddims of Steel Pulse and Burning Spear, I have an  a capella idea for the final ditty, we have one session left to devise/rehearse, using "Hail Him". We shall see what the young people think of my idea. (more…)

By Bobbie, ago