VOCAL AND CHORAL:
Something Exciting was written for the National Youth Choir and Ben Parry in 2021. The piece is based on a text I sent to come out to my family: I have something exciting to tell you. I didn’t how to say it, but thought I should. This was a moment of nervousness and excitement, and I hope to have captured this adrenaline-induced feeling in the work.
This poem, A Moment by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, explores a simple gesture; two characters speaking perhaps at once. The first voice is lost in nature, the second voice yearns unnoticed for the first. Coleridge describes a fleeting moment which has been stolen from us in this time of isolation.
Performed by Helen Charlston, Michael Craddock and Alexander Soares in St Pancras Clocktower.
3 o Ganeuon Byrion (3 Little Welsh Songs) performed by Esyllt Thomas (soprano) and Zoë Smith (piano) as part of the National Eisteddfod 2020 - Lliwiau'r Hydref, Yr Hebog & Cyfnos (Autumn Colours, The Hawk & Twilight).
INSTRUMENTAL AND ORCHESTRAL:
To the Stars is a colourful and poignant poem about the majesty of nature by the Welsh language poet Dafydd ap Gwilym - the poem inspired SUMMIT BLUE, a short image for orchestra that aims to capture some of the original imagery. There are moments in the music where stacks of sounds are revisited as if viewed from different perspectives.
Written in collaboration with and performed by Tom McKinney, "...BREATHE..." is a reflection on my 'digital detox' during lockdown.
tri/o: a concert-experience for improvising pianist, spoken voice, and electronics which blurs the line between human intuition and artificial intelligence.