I studied music at Cambridge University and continue to study privately with composer Raymond Yiu. While at university, I won the ‘young composer of the year’ award at The Edinburgh International Harp festival. My work has since been performed at the Barbican, LSO St Luke’s, Kilkenny Arts Festival, the Sónar music festival in Barcelona, and the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris.
A live performance of my piece ‘Suspensions & Solutions’ for viol and electronics was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in January 2018 and I recently wrote the music for a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Courtyard Theatre, London. Other recent highlights include assisting Nico Muhly on his opera ‘Marnie’ at the ENO and on his score for the BBC1 mini-series, ‘Howards End’, in 2017.
My latest piece will be premiered by The Hermes Experiment at Cafe OTO, London, in May 2018. I'm originally from Pembrokeshire in Wales and now live in London.
Dream - at The Courtyard Theatre, London
I've written the music for an alternative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton. Scored for mixed chorus and electronics, the music combines ominous drones with strange vocal harmonies to bring out the darker side of the play.
The Hermes Experiment
Very excited to have been commissioned by the amazing Hermes Experiment to write a new piece for their upcoming concert at Cafe OTO in May. More info about the piece coming soon.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) Mixed choir and electronics
Incidental music for an alternative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
First performance: February 2018, The Courtyard Theatre.
For the Time Being (2017) Harp and cello
A duo that explores the full timbral range of the instruments and experiments with improvisatory and freely timed passages.
First performance: August 13th 2017, The Underdog Gallery, by Olivia Jageurs and Tom Wraith. Duration: 8 mins
Suspensions & Solutions (2017) Bass viol and electronics
An experimental piece that usesµ≤n. reverb effects to blur different soundscapes, colours and light.
First performance: April 29th 2017, The Barbican, by Liam Byrne. Duration: 12 mins
Four Rain-begging Songs (2017) Duo: Flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet
A wind duo exploring extended techniques, inspired by folk music from the Balkans sang in times of drought.
First performance: 2017 by Eighth Blackbird, date TBC. Duration: 14 mins
Sextet (2016) Sextet: Flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion (marimba/kick drum), piano, viola, cello
An experimental piece that juxtaposes six discreet blocks of musical textures to create new textures and forms.
First performance: awaiting. Duration: 12 mins
One is Fun (2016) Violin duo, or solo violin + tape
A piece exploring the merging together and splitting apart of different musical lines.
First performances: Mainly Two violin duo, 2017 - date TBC. Duration: 9 mins
Ergo (2016) Film score: piano, strings and percussion
Score for a short film made as part of a young film-makers' programme sponsored by The Roundhouse.
First performance: 4/10/16, The Roundhouse, London.
In Memoriam (2015) Strings, brass and electronics
A piece inspired by the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks incorporating ‘found’ sounds from news reports of the events and memorial service, including altered versions of the bells of Notre Dame cathedral.
First performance: still awaiting. Duration 14 mins
Three Bocets for the Living (2015) String duo: violin/viola + violin/cello arrangement
A three movement piece that recasts traditional Romanian mourning songs (bocets) for the present day.
First performance: 26/9/16 by Eighth Blackbird at Mona Bismarck Centre, Paris. Duration: 14 mins
Capriccio (2012) Piano trio
Duration: 5 mins
First performance: 11/3/12, Madingley Hall, Cambridge.
The Dream of Rhonabwy (2012) Harp and cello
A fantasia inspired by Celtic mythology.
First performance: 4/4/12 by Gwen Mairi Sinclair at The Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Edinburgh. Duration: 11 mins