Resumé

Education

2014 –              Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (BMus, [Hons] Composition)

                                    Studying with Howard Skempton, Andrew Hamilton.

                                    Previously with Andrew Toovey and Seán Clancy.

2012 – 2014    Xaverian 6th Form College, Manchester.

                                    Studied composition with Matthew Sergeant.

 

Recent Works of Note

2018                 Paper Chords – Decibel Ensemble.

2018                 Song of Fives – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire LEAP Ensemble.

                                    For more details see teaching section below.

2017                 Several Softly Songs – Carnelian Quartet (Saxophone quartet).

                                    Premiered as part of New Music North West

2017                 Beyond the Window EP

                                    Composer, Performer, Producer.

                                    Collaboration with Wilson the Person.

2017                 The Adventures of Sam Space – Flatpack Film Festival.

                                    Film soundtrack performed live.

                                    Collaboration with Tom Earl (Composer) and Graeme Rose (Stan’s Café).

2017                 8 Poems and a Traveller’s Tale – Fumiko Miyachi (Piano and Electronics).

2016                 Navigations – Birmingham Conservatoire Thallein Ensemble.

2016                 The quiet street where old ghosts meet – CoMA Summer School (Piano Duet).

                                    Written for approx. ABRSM grade 3 level performer and teacher.

 

Music for Theatre

2017                 The Hostage – Composer, Performer, M.D..

                                    Prod: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre Company (Previously BSA)

                                    Dir: Jake Murray

                                    The Patrick Centre (Birmingham Hippodrome)

2017                 Phedra – Assistant Composer, Performer.

                                    Prod: Birmingham School of Acting

                                    Dir: Gareth Somers

                                    Crescent Theatre

2017                 Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off – Composer, Performer, M.D.

                                    Prod: Birmingham School of Acting

                                    Dir: Erica Gould

                                    Crescent Theatre Studio

2016                 Cymbeline – Composer, Singing Support.

                                    Prod: Birmingham School of Acting

                                    Dir: Malachi Bogdanov

                                    Crescent Theatre Studio

2016                 Romeo & Juliet – Composer, Performer, M.D.

                                    Prod: Birmingham School of Acting

                                    Dir: Hal Chambers

                                    The Patrick Centre (Birmingham Hippodrome)

 

Performing Activity

2017 –              Just Ham – Live Electronic Music Duo.

                                    Live electronics (Inc. Live coding, interactive systems).

                                    Software programming.

2014 –              RBC Creative Ensemble – Trumpet.

                                    Performing a mix of improvised and devised music.

 

Concert/Event Curation

2017                 Vivid Trip – Event Co-director.

                                    Exhibition of sound and music installations from Birmingham based composers.

2016                 Composer’s Platform – Co-curator.

                                    Concert of works by RBC composers.

 

Teaching

2018                 Digital Music Lab – Workshop Leader/Composer

                                    Run by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Learning and Participation.

                                    Lead a half hour workshop for approx. 80 young people aged 13 – 18.

                                    Introduced the basic principles of live coding using the software Sonic Pi.

                                    Performance of a new composition for ensemble and code.

2016 –              Young Composers Project – Mentor.

                                    One to one teaching, workshop leading.

                                    From 2017: Specific focus on working with other mediums (dance, film, theatre).

 

Programming Languages/Environments

Pure Data (including GEM extension for rendering visuals)

Sonic Pi (based on Ruby)

Pascal/Delphi