Two albums will be released on CD and for download on the Birmingham Record Company label:
Danserye: music for the dance piece by Sebastian Matthias and me
Kathryn and Peter play the recorder: my collected music for recorders and ensemble
Release dates should be around mid-November. Watch this space!
Spring Symphony: The Joy of Life
The RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland are playing my Spring Symphony: The Joy of Life in an amazing programme with pieces by Sean Clancy, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton on 4 February 2013 at 1:05pm.
More info here
A piece for 4 dancers and 4 musicians. Choreography by Sebastian Matthias. Music by me.
A very nice review in German can be found here
More performance dates added:
27 Feb - 2 March 2014 Tanzplattform Kampnagel Hamburg
March 2014 Mousonturm, Franfurt
23-24 May MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¼nster
I was born in 1971 in Mönchengladbach and grew up in Niederkrüchten, a small German village on the Dutch border. After working as a care worker in a children's home and a runner at several theatres in Germany and England I studied Applied Theatre Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany and Composition with Patric Standford and Christopher Fox in Huddersfield (BA, MA) and with Vic Hoyland in Birmingham (PhD).
My works have been performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the ISCM World Music Days in Manchester (with Isobel Bowler), Spitalfields Festival (with Isobel Bowler), the Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool and various other concert halls, festivals, supermarkets, art galleries, shoe shops, theatres, banks, opera houses, in cafes, on beaches, in cinemas, on the radio, on TV; in the UK, Germany, lots of other European places, in Russia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
I work in close relationship with the German theatre artist Marcus Droß and I’m a founding member of the artists’ collective New Guide to Opera.
Since 2009 I have been Deputy Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire.