IN A NUTSHELL

Tell us about your musical journey so far?

I'm a British composer and performer from and currently based in London.

As a composer, I've worked with a range of musicians and ensembles. I also perform my own music as well as enjoy creating music for dance and sound installations.

I formally studied music at Royal Holloway and then went on to specialise in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Alongside my degree studies, I participated on various development programmes for emerging composers in the UK and internationally.

About

This included the renowned LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme, after which I was commissioned to write an orchestral work for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2019/2020 concert season.

In 2017 I became a signed PARMA Recordings Artist. My debut album of music, Electric Scent was released under the Ravello Records label in November 2019.
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What are you doing at the moment?

Please have a look at the events page for my latest projects.
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Why music? Why be a composer and performer?

My interest in music was self-cultivated from an early age and expressed itself in different ways. I play several instruments and I used to take part in different choirs and ensembles in London. In some ways performing and composing have become interconnected for me: I often play my own music and create pieces through my improvisations on different instruments. Through my saxophone playing, I developed an interest in sound transformation using effect pedals and loopstations, from that I started to compose electroacoustic music, which has become something I really enjoy doing.
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How would you describe your music?

I would say it ties closely to my performing background - I often start a piece by thinking about the performance narrative, its potential dramatic effect. It inspired me to say use sounds from found objects combined with instruments and create a performance choreography within a piece. I see my music as a curiosity cabinet, embracing different styles and subject matters.
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