Cantiana Choir workshop On Saturday, I travelled down to Kent for a workshop with Cantiana Choir on 'All the Days of Your Life', an anthem in memory of Alan Bayford. The piece has some 'weird and wonderful' elements and the choir took on the challenge with enthusiasm! I'm looking forward to the world premiere on [...]
Increasing productivity has been on my mind lately, especially as my music tuition has picked up in the new academic year so I have less time to spend on my other creative pursuits. A recent FEU Training webinar pointed out the difference between productivity and busywork. It was not something I had consciously considered before [...]
Updates on a couple of things I've been working on this week... door progress The door has been sanded, brought inside and I've begun adding some things to it. (If you've been following my #frommygarden project, you might recognise something!) spinning score Gavin Osborn has asked me to compose a score using projection and/or [...]
Yesterday, Yubi (of The Mortal Path) came to visit. I was working on a graphic score while we were chatting and they asked if they could have a go at playing it. Here is the result. https://youtu.be/eTYxPAvlhnI It's beautiful, ethereal and made me think about the different ways in which similar scores could be used. [...]
It's the summer holidays and that means sunshine, barbecues and lots of time to catch up on projects that have fallen behind over the end-of-term-madness... All the days of your life I've been mentioning a piece that I'm writing for Cantiana Choir for a while now but haven't given you a whole lot of information. [...]
We all have days when we just can't get motivated, when we'd rather stay in bed or do anything except our work. I've been having a whole week of those days. I just couldn't find the energy or enthusiasm to work on paperwork or my many projects, which led to stress and worry about not [...]
I'm back from our time - trace - place project in Porthmeor Studios & Cellars! To read some of my reflections on our time there, head over to the time - trace - place blog...