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The Parting Place

The Parting Place [extract 1]
00:00 / 01:32
The Parting Place [extract 2]
00:00 / 01:30

Chamber Opera

with librettist Sophia Chapadjiev

2022

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Sop, Ten, Bar, Bass  |  Cl, Hn, 2Vln

6'

Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists' Programme

8 March 2022 - ROH JPYAP Artists & Casco Phil at St Pancras Station, London, UK

About the work
A site-specific micro-opera, where an audience in transit observe a fleeting private moment between a couple, as they themselves are on a journey.

 

Stars and their Consolations

Storytelling Theatre

with storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton

2021

They became stars
00:00 / 01:12
Saved from Fire [Stars and their Consolations, Beyond the Border 2021]
00:00 / 01:52
Reunited Once More
00:00 / 01:28

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2 Storytellers & Electronic Score

90'

Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival

2 July 2021 - Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton & Sarah Lianne Lewis at Dinefwr, UK

About the work
Stars and their Consolations conjures up Greek myths of some of the most prominent constellations in our night sky, weaving storytelling and musical soundscape together as one. 

The work has been presented in both a traditional theatre setting, and streaming live through silent disco headphones in the night open air.

""Lewis' instrumental compositions served as a sonic backdrop... Atop a hill we listened via headphones, akin to a silent disco - the intimacy added to the performance's gravity and grandeur."  -  Buzz Mag

Cynefin

00:00 / 01:36

Dance Theatre

with choreographer Anna ap Robert

2020

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Dancers & Electronic Score

40'

Ty Cerdd & Hijinx Theatre through Ty Cerdd's CoDI:Move programme

Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

About the work
Created in collaboration with Hijinx Mid-Wales Academy actors, 'Cynefin' explores themes of community, belonging and home.

 

A Son to the Slaughter

Chamber Opera

with librettist Max Hoehn

2015

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C-Ten, Ten, Bass | Hn, Perc, Pno, Vcl

13'

Written through Jerwood Opera Writing Programme 2014-15

17 Sept 2015 at Snape Maltings, UK

About the work
A short chamber opera, written as the culmination of Aldeburgh Music's Jerwood Opera Writing Programme 2014-15, 'A Son to the Slaughter' retells the story of Abraham and Isaac.

 

 

  ORCHESTRA  

Tourmaline

String Orchestra and Percussion

2022

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Vln's [4 parts], Vla's [2 parts], Vcl's [2 parts], Db's - 2perc

7'

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

22 Sep 2022 - BBC NOW (cond. Jac van Steen) at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

About the work
A highly energetic piece that takes inspiration from the mainstream genre of electronic dance music. Moving through different textures as themes build and tumble apart, this work is a joyous sprint through an off-kilter landscape, delighting in the versatility of acoustic strings, whilst maintaining the loud visceral impact of the genre that inspired it.

Creatures of Dust and Dreams

00:00 / 02:07

Symphony Orchestra

2021

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3(=Picc).3(=CA).3(=BCl).3(=CBsn) - 4.3.3.1 - timp - 2perc - hp - strings

11'

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

10 Dec 2021 - BBC NOW (cond. Finnegan Downie Dear) at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

About the work
A playful exuberant piece, reflecting on our human frailty, of falling and failing, and reaching out and growing together.

 

"Brash and buoyant"  -  The Guardian
"Exuberant and spiralling"  -  Colin's Column
"whirling... luminous... rhapsodic"  -  Seen and Heard International

The sky didn't fall

Symphony Orchestra

2009

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2.2.2.2 - 4.2.2.1 - 2perc - hp - strings

7'

Written through RSNO's Composer Hub 2018-19

Please contact composer if you would like to premiere this work.

About the work
Taking inspiration from the opening lines of Kerry Hardie’s poem, 'After My Father Died', 'The sky didn't fall' creates an atmosphere of of increasing unease and heaviness.

mind the gap

00:00 / 01:11

Chamber Orchestra OR Sinfonietta Ensemble

2018 / 2021

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Chamber Orchestra:  1.0.1(=BCl).1(=CBsn) - 0.1.1.0. - 1perc. - hp - strings

Sinfonietta:   1.0.1(=BCl).1(=CBsn) - 0.1.1.0. - perc. - hp - 2Vln, Vla, Vcl, Db.

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6'

UPROAR Ensemble

Sinfonietta Version: 26 Oct 2018 - UPROAR Ensemble at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK

Orchestral Version: 19 Nov 2021 - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (online stream)

About the work
‘mind the gap’ is an energetic and noisy piece, inspired by a series of field recordings taken around the London underground system in January 2017.

 

"Transported the ear to a world of its own"  -  The Guardian

Is there no seeker of dreams that were?

00:00 / 03:25

Symphony Orchestra

2016 / 2018

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3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp - 3perc - pno - hp - strings

11'

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

4 Mar 2016 - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (cond. Tecwyn Evans), Bangor, UK

About the work
Inspired by Cale Young Rice's poem 'New Dreams for Old', the work explores the journey through the poem of loss and grief, images of forgotten and discarded dreams, and finally towards hope. 

 

"... a transgressive few minutes, with an eerie ambience"  -  Weeping Tudor Productions
"an emotionally engaged lament"  -  Seen and Heard International

From These Roots We Rise

Large Orchestra - Flexible forces (appropriate for children)

2014

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Flexible forces - please check with composer

5'

Herne Hill Festival

18 Oct 2014 - London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra & the Lambeth Music Services, London, UK

About the work
Commissioned by the Herne Hill Festival, ‘From These Roots We Rise’ was influenced by memories of local music services and the nurture, camaraderie and inspiration from years of performing in orchestras and choirs.  The music is appropriate for young learners and Grade 2+ musicians.

Chiaroscuro

00:00 / 01:40

Symphony Orchestra

2011 / 2012

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3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp - 3perc - pno - hp - strings

6'

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2 Feb 2012 - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

About the work
'Chiaroscuro' explores the light and shade of the night sky, and is full of dense material and complex orchestral harmonies. The small melodic fragments hidden in the texture resemble those elusive stars, invisible in the city sky.

 

 

  LARGE ENSEMBLE (7+)  

a soul is more than a body is more than a number is more than

00:00 / 02:18

Chamber Ensemble

2020 / 2021

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fl, cl, tpt, 1perc, pno, acc, vln, vcl, db

12'

Ensemble Télémaque

16 Oct 2021 by Ensemble Télémaque, Marseille, FRANCE

About the work
‘A soul is more than a body is more than a number is more than’ is a reaction and reflection on the government's managing of the Covid-19 pandemic. The piece was written with all those in mind who became one of the vast numbers; each was than their body in which they are carried, they were more than a number on a piece of paper. 

 

"... a dazzling start [with] its menacing percussion and double bass ostinato"  -  Zibeline

we watch it burn

Chamber Ensemble & Live Electronics

2020

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fl, cl, tpt, 1perc, pno, acc, vln, vcl, db

12'

Ensemble Télémaque

16 Oct 2021 by Ensemble Télémaque, Marseille, FRANCE

About the work
With its title taken from Greta Thunberg's speech to the World Economic Forum in 2019, 'we watch it burn' explores our collective reaction to climate change, using live electronics to loop and manipulate the musicians' material to create sounds of the climate emergency.

 

the blue and the dim and the dark

00:00 / 02:23

Double String Quartet

2019

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4vln, 2vla, 2vcl

10'

Written for the Lucerne Festival Composers' Academy 2019

1 Sep 2019 by JACK & Mivos Quartets, Lucerne Kunstmuseum, SWITZERLAND

About the work
The material for this double string quartet is taken from several recordings of local birdsong, lightly manipulated to create pitches and rhythms, against the fleetingness of the gloaming.

 

Sunflowers in Autumn

00:00 / 01:40

Chamber Octet

2019

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cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db

6' - 10'

Ty Cerdd & Berkeley Ensemble through Ty Cerdd's CoDI:Chamber programme

9 Apr 2019 - The Berkeley Ensemble, Cardiff, UK

About the work
Exploring the notion of a forgotten memory, 'Sunflowers in Autumn' meanders gently though a journey of remembering, much like the hazy golden evenings of Summer.

 

"... ethereal and haunting..."  -  Musical Opinion
"the players’ quiet whistling added an intriguing extra texture"  -  The Guardian 

Train Tracks

00:00 / 03:19

Saxophone Choir

2013

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SAATB Saxophone Choir