Aurora Dances is a three-movement trio for piano, clarinet and cello, written for and recorded by Trio Sonorité. The musical material was inspired by three contrasting stages of an aurora:
1. Quiet Arcs (diffuse aurora)
2. Parallel Rays (active aurora)
3. Limited Luminosity (black aurora)
playing outside is a seven-movement string quartet, recorded by the Celia Quartet at Eastcote Studios. The work's title is a jazz expression that means to play temporarily outside the prevailing scale, chord, or key, and reflects the jazz-influenced musical language. The title of each movement refers to an activity or action that often takes place outside, but also has a double meaning; both elements have been used to create the musical material.
fizmer is a piano trio inspired by phrases and expressions from Robert Macfarlane’s 2015 book, Landmarks, a study of words from the British Isles that are no longer in use or on the cusp of being lost. Fizmer is an East Anglian word that describes the whispering sound of a gentle breeze flowing through reeds or grass.
playing outside is my debut album, recorded at Eastcote Studios in London. It includes recordings of three of my chamber music works: fizmer (performed by Trilogy), Aurora Dances (Trio Sonorité), and playing outside (Celia Quartet). It's available to buy as a limited edition CD or digital download and to stream on the usual platforms.