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 more about this realm to [...]
Liking the new Thundercat LP, and my, hasn't he collaborated with some greats: Herbie H, FlyLo and Miguel Attwood-Furgson, (quite a few of them are buddhists - just saying).
Outkast day! "I hope that you're the one If not, you are the prototype We'll tiptoe to the sun And do thangs I know you like". Yes Andre 3000! Addressed to Erkah Badu's ma:
I have been asked to compose string arrangements for Lizzie Emeh's new LP. I thought I'd find this quite easy as my compositions tend to be quite melodic, oh how naive of me! So as the stress levels have increased (writer's block) - I decided to take a day off working on the tracks, start [...]
Image by Ruby's Treasures. As part of my Masters degree, an opportunity arose for Birmingham Conservatoire students to be paired with English students from Warwick University. I co-wrote a piece for string quartet and soprano and it is being performed at 9.15pm at Warwick Arts Centre, after their Nocturne performance. The piece is called Adrift and [...]
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 be performed; the best 6 are chosen. My performance incorporated two passions: food and music. It featured my chef uncle [...]