Monday, 1 March 2010



I'll have performances of two pieces at the Sounds New festival in Canterbury this May - the theme of the Festival is '7'.

The first:
May 7th: 'SIN CYCLE' (World Premier)
THE AURORA ORCHESTRA, NICK COLLON (CONDUCTOR) -7:45 Gulbankian Theatre, Canterbury

I've been commissioned by Sounds New to write a piece 7 minutes, for 7 musicians, about the 7 Deadly Sins. It's going to be on a program with Kurt Weill's '7 Deadly Sins,' as well as Milhaud's 'La Creation du Monde'. The instrumentation I chose out of the Aurora are trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone, bass clarinet, banjo, and percussion. In preparation, I've been 'reflecting' on SIN in general, feasting on Kurt Weill (EXCEPT for '7 Deadly Sins'), and figuring out how to write for banjo.

May 13th: STATION WAGON INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE 9:00PM Orange Street, Canterbury.

This evening is presenting new work by members of the CCCU Broadstairs Music Department. I'll be UK premiering the Fahey Requiem (playing with tuba,saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion), and also playing some saxophone on works by Matthew Wright and Andrew Gower.

Other News:
Fairtrade Gallery (26 Montague Place, Brighton) for 'April Alternative' Fest. W/ Mary Hampton
April 10th (drums, clarinet) with Jane Bartholemew supporting VASHTI BUNYAN St George's Church (Brighton)
April 30th (drums) With Euchrid Eucrow supporting Evangelista at the Freebutt (Brighton).