Left Coast

Giddy with a new romance, swaying under a hangover that could have floored a horse and upright only because I lacked the energy to lie down I scribbled a setting of Left Coast by Ming Holden, one of my favourite poets. An hour later I was looking at a dense, spinning score for three violins, threeContinue reading “Left Coast”

First Look at Tantalus, a new ballet by Three Satyrs

I love dancers. I love the bravery of performing without an instrument to lean on or hide behind, without words to explain what you’re doing or how the audience should feel about it, stepping out as a body in a room full of bodies and making the case that all the other bodies should shutContinue reading “First Look at Tantalus, a new ballet by Three Satyrs”

Karahi

Karahi is a suite for twelve violins (a duodectet, as google informs me) and three voices written for Flora Curzon, who is awesome both generally and in terms of her violin skills. It contains texts from Ming Holden and an anonymous 13th Century Japanese poet, translated by Robert Bower and Earl Miner. I was listeningContinue reading “Karahi”

Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe

After last year’s sell out success, I was thrilled to be able to join Deafinitely Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London once more to provide music for their latest show. It was a huge amount of silly fun, and I was even honoured with the role of wall, for which I donned a tailoredContinue reading “Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe”