News

1st April 2017 – Gig with Tony Morris and Cucina Povera
I’ll be performing my piece A whole night, as well as James Saunders‘ ‘the range of outside factors influencing it, as well as its own radius of action‘, at Tony Morris‘s gig, Triumvirate, also featuring DJ Cucina Povera, at The Flying Duck on the 26th of this month.

21st March 2017 – Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Prize
I am pleased to announce that I am the recipient of the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Prize 2017, adjudicated by Judith Weir, and, as a result, my piece You Won’t Find It Here will receive its premiere in the 9th concert of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s PLUG festival, on the 12th of May, performed by Scott Mitchell and the RCS Staff and Graduates Wind Quintet.

13th March 2017 – PLUG
A new piece of mine for ensemble and laptop will be premiered during the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s annual new music festival, PLUG, on the 9th of May.

28th February 2017 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
I’m very excited to announce that I will be performing a run of 22 shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of PBH’s Free Fringe. The show’s called ‘Struggle With Purpose’ and will mostly feature my songs and spoken word stuff and it’ll take place in the Back Lounge of Pilgrim Bar at 17:30 every day from the 5th to the 26th of August.

23rd December 2016 – INTER #8
Elephant On The Wall has been programmed in the eight installment of the INTER series, taking place on the 17th of January 2017 at Stereo, Glasgow. I’m very grateful for INTER’s existence and their continuing support of my work.

9th December 2016 – Sounds Unbound
I will be diffusing Absolution Request Form live in its first public outing, during the ‘Sounds Unbound’ concert taking place in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland‘s Chandler Studio Theatre on the 9th of January 2017.

5th December 2016 – Free Breakfast for Children
Fellow CalArts composition student, Addae Jordan, has kindly invited me to be a guest on her radio show, Free Breakfast for Children, on the student-run CalArts radio station, KCIA. The show will be from 6PM to 9PM (PST) on this upcoming Wednesday, the 7th of December, and will be streamed live here and available to listen to here post-broadcast. I look forward to playing and discussing my music and its influences.

4th December 2016 – Premiere of Quiet is the Thought of You
I’m very pleased to say that my piano trio, Quiet is the Thought of You, is a late addition to tomorrow’s concert, Faith like a guillotine, taking place in The Wild Beast concert hall at the California Institute of the Arts. The work will be performed by the same ensemble who recorded it last month; Vicki Ray (piano), Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cello) and Jonathan Tang (violin).

19th November 2016 – Premiere of Semblance (in gratitude for my selfishness)
Sid Samberg will be giving the first public performance of Semblance (in gratitude for my selfishness), the second movement of A Box of Hammers, in the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall at the California Institute of the Arts on the 21st of this month, as part of the Undergraduate Composers’ Concert Series.

1st November 2016 – Premiere of A whole night
I’ll be giving the first public performance of my piece, A whole night, during the 16th installment of the ‘OK Composer’ concert series, taking place in The Wild Beast concert hall at the California Institute of the Arts, on the 13th of this month.

4th October 2016 – Recording of Quiet is the Thought of You
My short piece for piano trio, Quiet is the Thought of You, has been selected to be recorded by the California Institute of the Arts’ resident new music group, The Ensemble, on the 14th of November.

13th June 2016 –  CalArts
My exchange application to the California Institute of the Arts has been successful and I will be beginning the third year of my undergraduate degree there, studying from September to December of this year, on their BFA Composition course.

1st June 2016 – INTER #6
I Long for My Cradle to Splinter will receive its second public outing on the 10th of June at Stereo, Glasgow. The gig is the 6th installation of Stereo’s INTER series, which previously programmed my piece A Proposition (in two movements).

22nd March 2016 – Premiere of timmi & friends (or 76 instances of the word ‘home’)
My piece timmi & friends (or 76 instances of the word ‘home’) will receive its premiere on the 4th of May 2016, as part of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland‘s PLUG festival. It will be performed by the Glasgow New Music Expedition under the baton of Jessica Cottis.