I am a composer and guitarist.
Most of my compositional practice focuses on subtle emergent uncontrolled events that occur within the performance of the musical material, such as oscillations, imperfections, gaps, cracks and mistakes. I view these events as a form of spontaneous emergent ornamentation which interests me for its potential to draw attention on the human touch of the performer.
Some of my recent pieces have been performed by Francesco Dillon, Elision, Ensemble Impronta, Funktion, GBSR, International Contemporary Ensemble, Jean-François Laporte, Kate Ledger, Ligeti Quartet, Alex Raineri, Christopher Redgate, Dejana Sekulic, OHHe Supercluster, Philip Thomas and Kathryn Williams among others.
Recent album releases include One Breath for solo Flute in Kathryn Williams CD Coming up for Air (Huddersfield Contemporary Records), and as guitarist, music by Ryoko Akama, recorded with Apartment House (Another Timbre) and music by Federico Pozzer (Another Timbre).
I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield, where I am supervised by Aaron Cassidy and Bryn Harrison