IN A NUTSHELL

Tell us about your musical journey so far?

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

As a composer, I've worked with a range of musicians and ensembles. Alongside composing concert works, I enjoy creating music for dance and sound installations.

I 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, most recently the LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme, which followed with an orchestral commission for the London Symphony Orchestra's 2019/20 season at the Barbican.

In 2017 I became a signed PARMA Recordings Artist.

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What are you doing at the moment?

Have a look at the events page for my latest concert projects. I'm releasing my debut CD of my music music under the Ravello Records Label later this year (details to follow soon!).
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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. I have composed works responding to cinema, computer-games, poems and politically-charged ideas.
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