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InDialogue Conference

'Contemporary Music and Ancient Text – a Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue' presented at the InDialogue Conference, Derby Theatre on Tuesday the 19th of November, 2019.

Alchemies of Research, 2019

At the annual research conference hosted by PGR Studio, Birmingham City University, I presented apaper entitled 'Pouring Oil On To Troubled Waters? Alchemies of Choral Composition.'

Cohan Collective Residency - Bournemouth 2019

Following my selection for the Cohan Collective project for composers and choreographers, I returned to Bournemouth in August, 2019, to spent a week developing a new, 10-minute work with choreographer Malcolm Sutherland. As before, the project was overseen by Sir Robert Cohan, and led by Yolande Yorke-Edgell, with mentoring from Eleanor Alberga, Ken Hesketh and Kate Flatt.

The Multivalent Voice in Transcultural Music-Making, Istanbul

I presented a paper entitled 'Ancient Texts: Contemporary Voices' and participated in a panel discussion on 'Theorizing Musical Hybridity'. The conference took place at Istanbul Technical University from the 11–13 April 2019. My attendance was supported by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.

Performance of 'The Wave-Bright Well' at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Northern Ireland, by Diphonin Duo, December 2018.

I was invited to attend the Irish premiere of 'The Wave-Bright Well' at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, where I took part in a pre-concert interview. The concert was in aid of the Infinnity Project, established in memory of Finn Clark, which uses visual arts to help with mental health.

'Why Did You Pass Me By?' - New choral work commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the armistice.

I was asked to compose an anthem/motet for Derby Cathedral Choir, drawing on Biblical texts and the First World War poetry of Derby-born army officer Charles Hudson. The piece was performed at Derby's civic service of remebrance in Derby cathedral on the 11th of November.

Installation at Skin exhibition, Research Centre for Bio Interfaces, Malmo University, Sweden.

An electroacoustic composition was created to accompany an installation by artist Jo Berry. More information about her work can be found on her website.

Cohan Collective Residency - Bournemouth 2018

I have been selected for the Cohan Collective Professional Development Residency in 2018, working with choreographers, dancers and other composers, in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Read more about the project here

Dialogue or Monologue? Early Medieval Text in Contemporary Composition - Research(er) Dialogues Conference, Birmingham City University, July 2018

I presented a 20-minute paper, drawing on some of the conclusions of my doctoral study, at the Research(er) Dialogues Conference, Birmingham City University. This was a fascinating day of papers, presentations and exhibitions relating to research in the arts and humanities. Read more about the conference here.

Premiere of 'The Wave-Bright Well' by Diphonon Duo, Wigmore Hall

'The Wave-Bright Well', completed during my role as Wigmore Hall's Apprentice Composer, was performed by Diphonon Duo on the 12th of June

Appointment as Royal Philharmonic Society/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer

Read a selection of blog posts about the role on the Wigmore Hall website.

'Ancient Texts - Contemporary Voices?' at Sound Agendas Conference, 2018

On the 28th of April 2018, I presented a paper drawing on my doctoral research at CeNMaS, University of Sheffield.

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