Composing

 

As a composer I try to work in as wide a variety of fields as possible. Whilst composing music for concert performance, I also write for dramatic or collaborative projects. My particular research interests include the concepts of miniaturisation and brevity in music; two ideas I pursued in my PhD research which combined composition and analysis. For my current work, see the news section of the site.

To get a taste of some of my music, have a listen on SoundCloud.


Small ensemble

Harlequin (2015) | 18′ | Clarinet, horn, accordion, piano, violin, viola, cello More

Black Swans (2013) | 7’30” | Flutre, clarinet, piano, violin, cello More

Three Quintets (2010) | 5′ | Flute, oboe, clarinet, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, double bass, 4 trumpets (offstage) More

The Erasmus Project – band score (2009-10) | 40′ | Clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion (4 differently pitched drums), violin, double bass. More

Pinophyta for ensemble and tape (2009) | 11′ | Oboe, Bb clarinet, trombone, horn, percussion (vibraphone, crotales, glockenspiel, bass drum, tam tam, 3 tom-toms), piano (+pedal bass drum), violin, cello. More

Then everything is as it was before (2009) | 7′ | Flute, celeste, piano, violin I, violin II, cello, double bass. More

Chamber ensemble (no conductor)

Be still (2012, rev. 2015) | 7’30” | Harp, marimba More

The Four Last Things (2014) | 7′ | Clarinet, percussion (1), cello More

The Package Contents Shall Prevail (2014) | 7’30” | Clarinet, percussion (1) More

In that solitude (2012) | 5′ | Violin, piano More

An unknown loss (2011) | 20′ | Clarinet, piano, viola, voice (to be doubled by either pianist of violist) More

Five Aphorisms (2010) | 7′ | String Quartet More

Ensemble with soloist

Do not keep silent (2013) | 20′ | Piano solo and chamber orchestra More

Triptych (2012) | 3′ | Natural trumpet (solo), 4 violin, viola, cello More

So it goes. (2008) | 13′ | Flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion (vibraphone, anvil, tam-tam, bass drum, snare drum), 2 pianos, tenor/spoekn voice, spoken voice 2 More

Dramatic

The Garden of Earthly Delights a musical drama in one act (2010-11) | 15′ | Flute (picc.), clarinet (bass clarinet), percussion (marimba, crotales, bass drum, five tom-toms, pedal bass drum, thunder sheet, sizzle cymbal, bongos), piano, violin, cello, two actors More

Solo

Chaconne (2014) | 3’30” | Viola More

From its present pathway (2013) | 3′ | Clarinet in Bb More

Be silent (formerly What you will) (2012, rev. 2014) | 7′ | Solo piano More

Images through the door (2010) |  9′ | Solo Piano More

Voice(s)

Miner’s Song: the Horsforth Ballad (2011) | 8′ | Choir: 4 soprano, 4 alto, 4 bass More

Five Songs from the Erasmus Project (2009-10) | 17′ | Alto and bass. (Flexible ensemble required for two songs. Original instrumentation: Clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, double bass). More

Voice(s) with instruments

Death and the Lady (trad., arr. Scheuregger) (2014) | 4′ | Voice, clarinet, cello More

Come at Dawn (2013) | 4′ | Voice, violin More

Bird on a Briar (2013) | 3′ | Voice, bass clarinet More

And his dark secret (2013) | 4′ | Wind ensemble, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion, soprano, mezzo soprano More

Other

York by Ear for iPod (2009) | 14′ | Audio (with video guide), site-specific route to be experience by individual users or in groups. More