A selection acoustic and computer-based works.
More info can be found in the description of each piece here.
“Bread.Calm. Scum. Human.” (electroacoustic) – May 2016
This piece combines spoken voice excerpts from found material (YouTube videos) with instruments from electronic libraries (organ, music box). Derived from the subject of refugees’ journeys to Europe. Each different section dictated the choice of the audio excerpts.
“unfollow” for Piano & Tape – Dec 2015
Piano: Fumiko Miyachi (LIVE at Birmingham Conservatoire – April 2016)
“trapped under a charity blanket” for Piano – Dec 2013
Piano: Magdalena Wajdzik (LIVE at Birmingham Conservatoire – April 2014)
“xenios drowning” for Piano Trio – Jan 2014
Piano Trio: Schubert Ensemble (Recording – Feb 2014)
This miniature piece was selected by the Schubert Ensemble of London for the 2014 Chamber Music Festival concert, as part of their ‘miniature pieces’ commission scheme.
“a magpie and a pigeon debate over breadcrumbs” for Piano Trio – Feb 2015
Piano Trio: Schubert Ensemble
This miniature piece was selected by the Schubert Ensemble of London for the 2015 Chamber Music Festival concert, as part of their ‘miniature pieces’ commission scheme.
“phi structures” – Jan-Apr 2015
phi structure I: workshopped by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) on Jan 2015
phi structure II: workshopped by Birmingham Conservatoire Gamelan Class 2014-15 on Mar 2015
phi structure III: wonderful MIDI playback by Finale 2014
‘Phi structures’ is a series of experimental works on the concept of the golden section.
Since ancient times, this ratio has been claimed to possess certain unique properties by numerous theoreticians from different fields. (Scientists, philosophers, artists, well-being “gurus” etc.)
The aim of this experimental piece is to test the validity of theories around the aesthetic and perceptual properties of the ratio, by enabling the listener to observe critically, and decide whether or not, and to which degree these qualities are present in the musical experience.
More info here.
“symbiosis” for String Trio – Feb 2014
String Trio: Elsabe Raath (viola), Anna Maria Olsson (violin), Mary Chapman (cello)
Winning piece of the Birmingham Chamber Music Society (BCMS) 2014 prize.
“The Machine” (Electroacoustic) – May 2013
Recorded samples: Piano, Saw and other objects.
“Orestes’ Fragments” for Piano & Vibraphone – April 2013
Piano: Fumiko Miyachi, Vibraphone: George Kirkham (May 2013)
“Homo Economicus” for Saxophone Quartet & Female Voice – Mar 2014
Soprano: Suzie Purkis, Saxophones: Syzygy Quartet (Live at Birmingham Conservatoire – April 2014)
“The Rope” for Piano – May 2012
Piano: Tolis Alysandratos
“NATIONAL ANTHEM” for Chamber Choir – Oct 2014
Choir: Via Nova (LIVE at Birmingham Conservatoire – Mar 2015)