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Research: Creating a portfolio of original compositions with the following aims:
Creating expressive and complex music that is also comprehensible to an audience.
A form of post-modal Neo-Romanticism focussed on the development of interval-based motifs over the span of an entire work or movement.
The understanding and development of the expressionistic and dramatic qualities of particular intervals for programmatic and non-programmatic music.
Developing an ability to apply this compositional aesthetic to a variety of music including ensembles of various size and genres detailed below.
Symphony for Large Orchestra – c. 25’
Composed April 2021-
Two for Saxophone Duet – 6’
Commissioned by the Idesta Duo to be performed at RNCM in 2021. Composed September – December 2020.
Prog for Small Orchestra – 10’.
Based on ‘Walk’ by Periphery, ‘Of Matter – Resist’ by TesseracT. Composed August 2020 – March 2021
Suite for Solo Flute – 10 ½’
Commisioned by Amy Irvine to be performed in 2021. Composed February – April 2020.
Isolate 1 – for Saxophone Quartet
Performed by the Bangor New Music Ensemble at the Bangor Music Festival 2020, 14/2/2020.
Isolate 2 - for Saxophone Quartet
Composed May 2020.
The Evening Straits – Concert Prelude 7’
Performed and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Composition Wales: 2020 in the Hoddinott Hall, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 4/3/20.
String Quartet in Three Movements – 18’
Composed April-July 2019.
Ozymandias/55 for Baritone and Orchestra – 16 ½’
Texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Shakespeare. Composed April 2018 – April 2019.
Safina’s Aria from ‘Divided’ – 4’.
Performed and recorded by Llio Evans and Ian Shaw as part of MusicTheatreWales’ project ‘Make an Aria’ in Mathias Hall, Music Building, Bangor University, 11/5/18.
Bi-Diptych for String Quartet – 5’.
Performed and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales String Quartet as part of Composition: Wales in the Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 3/3/17.
Workshopped by the Allegri String Quartet, Powis Hall, Bangor University, 31/10/18.