IN A NUTSHELL

Tell us about your musical journey so far?

I'm a composer and performer. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a variety of musicians such as London Symphony Orchestra, CoMA and members of Psappha Ensemble.

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, most recently the LSO Discovery Panufnik Composers Scheme].
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What are you doing at the moment?

Have a look at the events page for my latest concert projects. I recently became a signed artist with American record company PARMA Recordings, who will be releasing my debut EP of chamber music under the Ravello Records Label (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. Taking up the saxophone and composition was instinctive. I have observed that my compositional work and my saxophone playing continually influence each other, especially in terms of how I combine music with electronics or multimedia.
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How would you describe your music?

I see my music as a curiosity cabinet and kaleidoscopic in approach, embracing different styles . Subject matters of my pieces are eclectic: I have composed works responding to cinema, computer-games, poems and politically-charged ideas. My music is often theatrical in nature rather than purely sonic, with found objects and performance choreography as inherent hallmarks. I'm also interested in sound transformation through electronic hardware such as loopstations or guitar effect pedals. I often use sounds from found objects combined with instruments and create pieces entirely made from found objects.
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