New Maker Ensemble Tour 'I Transgress Borders and Boundaries'
‘I transgress borders and boundaries’ is an interdisciplinary concert that brings together musicians, composers, artists, researchers, scientists and philosophers in search of elemental histories. From stone to soil and ice to water, the concert delves into deep time transformations of one living planet and its more recent encounters with human forces. By sharing a voice with a multitude of life-forms, the programme seeks to tune in to matters that come to matter, and that simultaneously embody our past, present and future.
This concert is presented by Sara Rodrigues, Roxanna Albayati and Rodrigo B. Camacho. Full details here!
I'm honoured to be premiering "Oil Coal and Gas for Three Cellos" by Climate Symphony, at the We Make Tomorrow Summit, an event organised by the Serpentine Gallery's General Ecology Project in partnership with Julie's Bicycle. The day will address the current climate crisis, including speakers such as Brian Eno and Frances Morris.
The New Maker Ensemble will be joining 840 to celebrate their 5th anniversary this year at Café OTO, performing pieces composed for us in 2016 for our collaborative programme with 840: 'Masking Set' by Georgia Rodgers and 'HarM' by Nicholas Peters.
I am excited to announce that I will be taking part in the METRIC IP Conference in January 2020, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. METRIC is dedicated to the development of the the understanding of Improvisation, and the conference will be a large-scale exchange between European Conservatoires, through multiple workshops, masterclasses, lectures, discussion panels and concerts.
"This was a real journey...transcending the conventional use of instruments. There was an involving sense of ebb and flow. Highly charged, colourful and striking." - adjudicators' comments, Linda Hurst & Ian Mitchell
Lewisham Live is an annual festival which supports and encourages the creativity of young musicians. In the lead up to this years events, I have been running composition workshops alongside Sarah Freestone for A-Level music students, and they will have the chance to present their final works at Blackheath Halls!
I would encourage all my young students to come along, especially those who will be potentially choosing music for their GCSEs or A-Level!