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 have been fortunate to have had my music performed in concert and also broadcasted on the radio. In the past I've worked with a range of musicians and ensembles. For instance, the London Symphony Orchestra commissioned me to write an orchestral work for them as part of their 2019/2020 concert season. That being said, I also play my own compositions.

You can explore my works here.

About

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, which included the LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme.

In 2019 my debut album of music, Electric Scent, was released under the New England based label Ravello Records.
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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; now playing several instruments.

In some ways performing and composing have become interconnected for me. I often start a piece by thinking about the performance narrative, its potential dramatic effect. Quite a few my compositions start off from my own improvisations on different instruments. Performing music has inspired me to say use sounds from found objects combined with instruments and create a performance choreography within a piece. Through my saxophone playing in particular, 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 think my music is a bit like a curiosity cabinet; embracing different subjects or points of inspiration with a musical expression aiming to be equally multifaceted.

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