The wreck of former boundaries (2014-16)

[ two trumpet soloists, clarinet/bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, electric lap steel guitar, double bass, and 5.1 channel electronics ]

This piece is part of a larger conglomerate of works—each sharing the same title—that also includes a range of solo works, small chamber works, and works for electronics. It was commissioned by the ELISION Ensemble for their 30th Anniversary celebrations, with support from the RMIT Gallery Sonic Arts Collection. Significant additional support was provided through a generous grant to the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) from the University Research Fund of the University of Huddersfield.

Score Sample & Programme Note

A painter of figures in rooms (2012)

[ eight voices ]

For EXAUDI.  Commissioned by PRS for Music New Music 20×12 as part of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.

New Music 20×12 was initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen and will be delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the BBC, LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and Sound and Music.  New Music 20×12 is generously supported by Arts Council England, John S. Cohen Foundation, Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, Incorporated Society of Musicians, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, RVW Trust, Charlotte and Dennis Stevenson, Tolkien Trust, The Bliss Trust, Finzi Trust, John and Ann Tusa, Lilian Slowe, John Wates Charitable Trust and Richard Walduck.

The work has been recorded by HCR and NMC.

Score Sample | PRSF Promotional Video

And the scream, Bacon’s scream, is the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth (or, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion)  (2005-2009)

[ ob (+ musette, english horn) / cl (+ E-flat, bass) / tr / tbn / hrp / perc / vln / va / cb ]  With extractable works for tr solo, tb solo, & ob/cl duo.


Recorded by HCR.

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“the green is either” (2002-3)

[ three trios for seven players.  trio one:  solo ob, solo vln, percussion / trio two:  solo ob; va, vc / trio three:  solo vln; fl, cl ]

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Relief Construction (1997)

[ for large wind ensemble : 3 3 3 2 / 0 4 2 1 / 4 sax / pf / 6 perc / 2 elec. bass gtr. ]

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