As part of the Association of European Conservatorie's new podcast series, I was invited to chat about myself and a rather large topic - institutional change. It was a true pleasure to be featured in the series, alongside Martin Prchal.
Listen to the podcast here!
Since last year myself, Douglas Finch and Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser have been organising and curating what would have been Trinity Laban's annual New Lights contemporary piano festival. Due to the lockdown situation we have postponed it mostly until summer 2021, but have created an online version called 'Preludes to New Lights'. The full programme has many exciting things, including the overriding theme of preludes, where each day a number of improvised preludes are released alongside other works.
Full programme info can be found HERE, and will be premiering every day from 6th-12th July at 5pm on Trinity Laban's YouTube Channel !
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.
>> Tickets and full event programme here <<
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.
Look back on the full concert programme here!
Event page and tickets are here.
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.
More info can be found here:
METRIC IP January 2020
Very happy and proud to announce that myself and my duo partner Kristjan Kannukene won the Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition yesterday!
You can listen to our improvisation here, which was based on "Orakei Korako", a poem by Andrew Ball.
"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!
Find out more information here.
And tickets for the event here.
Diário de Notícias: Artes Concert at Teatro Baltazar Dias closes 'Sistema' by Paulo Henriques
Jornal da Madeira: Artes por Dentro 'Sistema' to 'open the guts' by Susana de Figueiredo
This summer the NME: New Maker Ensemble will be touring Madeira island, Portugal. Click here for the full programme information! - More Info