Creepy Soundtrack!

Produced as part of a summer project with Create working with young carers in Dorset. We had such a fun time creating creepy sounds for this fabulous short film. Many thanks to @jaclyn vu for allowing us to use her film.

Jellyfish

Playing around with sound and picture….

Lockdown Sketch

I wrote this piece during Lockdown for my great friend, workshop leader and fab tubist Mike Poyser. I wanted to explore what was possible playing together when we can’t be in the same room, so I tried out several techniques which allowed for flexibility and responsiveness between us.  This recording we made over zoom, with internet glitches and all, and after we took lots of time adjusting mic levels and to make Zoom as responsive as we could to both our sounds, instead of prioritising one over the other.

The piece is part of a longer recital given by Mike and viola player Jenny Coombes and it’s at Remote Recitals

Another Experiment

Finished another exploration, this time matching music to different clips of animal footage. Hope you enjoy, and thanks to Joe Steele for a fab sax solo!

Experimenting with sound and picture

During lockdown I bought myself the programme Protools and have been learning/experimenting with it. Here’s a first attempt at doing some sound to picture, using, amongst other things, a waterphone!

Laptop Lockdown for #SetOperaFree

Working remotely with tenor Robin Bailey on an opera aria for #SetOperaFree – a project to create opera through a game of consequences.  The piece is called ‘Third time this week’.  What hasn’t Robin received – and what will other composers create next??

Bridget Riley/London Sinfonietta

From December 2019 I’ve been working with young musicians from Haringey, Waltham Forest and Enfield on a London Sinfonietta project using the art works of Bridget Riley as a starting point.  The results will be arranged for youth orchestra and performed at the South Bank Centre in March!

Sinbad!

In December 2019, classes from Tower Hamlet primary schools created their own Sinbad stories inspired by Rimsky-Korsakov’s piece, Scheherezade.  And then they met the City of London Sinfonia and performed their pieces with full orchestral accompaniment! A great time was had by all!

Oxford Lieder Festival performance

Classes from Europa School and Caldecott Primary school took part in this year’s Oxford Lieder project, using items from the Ashmolean Museum’s Chinese collection as a starting point to create to phenomenal musical stories.  The performed wonderfully at the Ashmolean in October 2019.