Selected for Jam on the Marsh Voces8 scheme

I was delighted to be selected to take part in the Jam on the Marsh composing scheme, writing for the world-renowned Voces8 ensemble, with guidance from Paul Mealor. My first draft sketch was workshopped alongside those of 5 other composers in the beautiful church of St Leonard, Hythe, (whose crypt incidentally houses the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human skulls and bones in Britain) and we were treated to a wonderful concert by Voces8 that evening as part of JAM festival.

I am using text from Lemm Sissay’s poem “Gold from the Stone”, a poem about the yearning for home and sense of belonging. I am now developing the piece and the completed 6 compositions will be performed by Voces8 in a concert at St Bride’s Fleet Street in October.

St Magnus Festival returns for three weeks

There’s another chance to watch the beautiful films made for St Magnus International Festival. I thought they were the best examples of online concerts I’d seen during the pandemic period, as you really get a feel of the venue and of Orkney!

The tickets per concert are now only £2.50 and you can watch my string trio Green Deva, which is included in the Hebrides Ensemble’s performance at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.

New score for short documentary, screening now

I really enjoyed working with Ikram Ahmed recently on her short documentary, Barry the Beekeeper, for Together TV. It’s now available to watch on ITV Hub.


Barry the Beekeeper
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Night and Day selected for Cannes Film Festival short film corner

Great news that Night and Day has been selected in Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner strand, which will run between 12-16 July.

St Magnus International Festival

Hebrides Ensemble premiere my string trio for St Magnus International Music Festival

I am delighted that the Hebrides Ensemble will perform the world premiere of my string trio, Green Deva, at St Magnus Catherdral, Kirkwall, Orkney, for St Magnus International Festival. The concert will be recorded and made available online as part of the festival’s Midsummer Nights strand. I am very excited to be part of a programme that includes Judith Weir, Alasdair Nicolson, Sally Beamish, Maxwell Davies and Britten.

Tickets available here.

Music played on Mark Kermode’s International Women’s Day film music show.

My music played Mark Kermode’s Scala Radio on International Women’s Day

It was lovely to be included in Mark Kermode’s ‘highlights of the year’ Scala Radio show for International Women’s Day, alongside a great bunch of composers, with a cue from the documentary feature March for Dignity.

Night and Day short film

Mixing at The Farm

I have just completed the music for Tim Fywell’s short film, Night and Day, a story of two sisters and their very different experiences of the first Lockdown of Covid-19.

It was so wonderful to be able to attend the mix at The Farm, in person! Walking into a very quiet Soho felt like a dream and to sit in the same room as people I’d been working with was a treat.

The film is looking and sounding great and I’m looking forward to sharing news to come.

March for Dignity soundtrack

March for Dignity soundtrack album out now

Selected cues from my score to March for Dignity, the feature documentary by John Eames, is available now to download or stream. Thanks to musicians Richard Curran, Leo Sutherfield and Sam Ewens and to score mixing and mastering Rich Aitken.

Download on Bandcamp

Also available on all streaming platforms. 


‘Tracing a Line’ played on BBC3 Night Tracks

Tracing a Line on Night Tracks

It was lovely to have another piece of my music played on Radio 3 Night Tracks the other evening – Tracing a Line from Cosima Spender’s documentary Phyllida. The show is available on BBC Sounds for a month and presenter Hannah Peel has also included the track in a Spotify playlist from the show. Tracing a Line features electronics, violin and prepared piano.

Prepared piano suite played on BBC Radio 3 Night Tracks

Suite for Prepared Piano on Night Tracks

Lovely to hear a piece from my Prepared Piano suite played on Radio 3’s Night Tracks show. Sara Mohr-Pietch played Movement 6, recorded by Kamilla Arku on Tuesday. Listen to the whole set here.