Premières and ongoing projects

Two forthcoming first performances, and some longer-term projects

2016 will see the first performances, in London, of two contrasting new pieces.

Ye, who used to soar, a setting for double choir of part of John Keble's poem St Michael and All Angels, is on the programme for the Ionian Singers' next concert at St Clement the Danes, the Strand, London, on March 12th. Online booking is available through the Brandenburg Choral Festival website.

Multi(poly)phonies for quarter-tone alto flute and guitar will be premiered by Carla Rees and David Black of Rarescale at the Forge, Camden, London, on September 6th. This short but wide-ranging piece pushes both instruments in unexpected directions in order to play with conventional expectations of foreground and background, melody and accompaniment, and monody and polyphony.

Meanwhile, ongoing projects currently being planned, developed or assessed for feasibility include new pieces for a recently-invented circular piano(!), a concert composition following on from the Playing Up installation of 'misbehaving' instruments, and music for Magnetic Resonator Piano