Paper Chords – Decibel

Written for Ed Bennett’s Decibel Ensemble. Premiered at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 7th March, 2018.

Instrumentation: Vln, Tre. Rec, Cl, Alt. Sax, Tbn, Perc, E. Gtr, B. Gtr, Pno. The ensemble is amplified for balance.

Photo: Sean Clancy

Balls – Collaboration w/ Rob Roberts

Created in collaboration with composer Rob Roberts.

Balls was created as part of a two day workshop with Matteo Fargion. The piece uses the score from Elenor/Flora Music (based on Both Sitting Duet) as basis for exploring the use of choreography as composition/music.

Collections One – Just Ham

Collections One – Just Ham

Performed and recorded December 2017

Released: Dec 31st 2017

The Hostage – RBC Theatre Company

The Hostage by Brendan Behan. Directed by Jake Murray.

Performed 6th – 9th Dec, 2018 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham (Birmingham Hippodrome).

Original Music by Peter Bell & Rob Roberts.

Band: Peter Bell (Bouzouki), Rob Roberts (Piano), Sean Morrison (Fiddle).

The music for the show was a mix of traditional songs and Irish melodies glued together with original music and arrangements.

Navigations – Thallein Ensemble

Written for Birmingham Conservatoire’s Thallein Ensemble. Conducted by Richard Baker.

Premiered at the CBSO Centre as part of a concert featuring the work of Michael Oesterle. 18th Nov, 2016.

Instrumentation: Cl, Sop. Sax, Tpt, Tbn, Clv, Clv, Vlc, Db.

Review of the concert… here.

Romeo and Juliet – Birmingham School of Acting

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Directed by Hal Chambers.

Performed 24th – 27th Feb, 2016 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham (Birmingham Hippodrome).

Music by Peter Bell.

Band: Peter Bell (Bouzouki), Seth Bye (Fiddle), Dan Cippico (Bass Guitar), Stephen Plummer (Percussion).

A reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in Peaky Blinders era Birmingham.

The music for the show drew on folk music of the time and combined it with the rock sensibilities of the Peaky Blinders TV show to create a fresh energetic soundtrack.