Dyfed Young Composers
So, a new school year begins and I'm thrilled to be the Resident Composer for the Young Muisc Makers of Dyfed's Young Composer Scheme again. I'll be joined this year by the Galos Piano Trio from London. We'll be kicking off with a series of 'how to compose for piano trio' sessions in schools this month. Then I'll be checking my tyre pressures and heading off to visit over one hundred young composers in twelve secondary schools across West Wales over the coming year, helping them to prepare new compositions for the trio to perform in the spring...
Arts Active Young Composers Scheme, St David's Hall, Cardiff
I've just had a fantastic week with Glyndwr Brass leading this summer workshop for young composers aged 14-18 at St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Night Dances, for flute and piano, has been selected as a set work for the new A level music syllabus in Wales (WJEC). A brand new edition of the score has been published by Cadenza Music and a recording by Catherine Handley and Andrew Wilson-Dickson is available on 'Ariel', a CD of music from Wales.
The Franklin Effect
Electric Voice Theatre’s brilliant science and music CD, The Franklin Effect is now available to stream and download. Released by First Hand Records. Listen here to my DNA-infused piece, K-Ras
PRSF/ Esme Fairbairn Composers Fund
I feel very lucky to be one of twelve composers who has just been awarded a grant from the PRSF/ Esmee Fairbairn Composers Fund. The Composers Fund will support the international promotion of my four operas and other key works and allow me time to imagine and plan a series of new projects. It’s a unique opportunity to properly address the promotion of my music and put time aside for some essential forward-planning.
Blue on BBC Radio 3
An archive recording of my early orchestral work, ‘Blue’, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Martin Brabbins, at St David’s Hall, Cardiff in 1996. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 10th March.
Listen on BBC iPlayer.