Glimpses from the blog

The Fascinating Melody

I cannot escape the fascination I feel when my attention is captured by a simple yet beautiful, lyrical melody; the simplest it is, more often I find, the greater the effect and intensity of the fascination. I am instantly ensnared! Immensely fascinated! Profoundly mesmerised! Penetratingly hypnotised! Colours and images emerge … Continue reading

Questions…

If a piano piece is performed on a different piano, by a different pianist, is it a different piece? If a live electronics piece is performed on a different software, with different audio processing plug-ins, is it a different piece?   If a piece is being composed in the forest … Continue reading

Trail

Trail, for solo piano You can find the sheet music of this piece on Scribd

Just Make Music Dammit

“But how many times do we need to hear a solo instrumentalist explore “extended” techniques to the accompaniment of the same timbres processed through novel software?” ~Jon Appleton I was reading electro-acoustic composer Jon Appleton’s paper ‘Is Simplicity the New Complexity?’ and the above question he poses inspired me to … Continue reading

iLand

for small ensemble and tape iLand is not programmatic per se, it is rather descriptive. The name derives from a word game. It sounds like island, which is the main theme of the work, the island of Corfu, where I lived for 6 years studying music composition. But it is … Continue reading

Portfolio of works

Pan's Cradle

For Solo Clarinet.

Where Once Poe Walked

For Soprano, Tape and Live Electronics. Poetry by H.P.Lovecraft.