"A natural musician with an intuitive understanding of harmony and a sweet, soulful sound..."
I am a composer, musician, workshop leader and teacher working across Yorkshire and nationally. If you would like to know more about my practice, please read my blog. Or feel free to email me if you want any more information about my work, tuition, musical options for your event, or this site. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb
I was really pleased to be awarded one of 8 digital commissions for the Rhubarb Festival in Wakefield at the beginning of the year. The resulting audio visual piece, Rhuminations, was made using 3,200 photographs of rhubarb growing, along with sounds made by the rhubarb as it grows. Along with digitally manipulated voices, bass and synths and can be seen as part of the Festival in Wakefield Market Hall this week (17th February - 23rd February 2020. for more information and to see the finished piece, you can also head to my composition pages.
My regular collaborator, Jacqui Wicks and I were really pleased to be offered the first opportunity to view and interpret Dan Thompson's 'Your England' Graphic Score in October. You can see the results on my composition pages and we were really proud that an excerpt was chosen to be played on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Freeness programme on 12th January 2020.
This is a National Lottery Heritage funded project that the Friends of Hollybush at the Hollybush Conservation Centre in Leeds delivered during 2019. I helped them with training in interview techniques, designing interpretation materials and supporting their exhibition and the design and creation of a book of 40 stories for 40 years. I have now completed the book design for the group and they have been printed. I am looking forward to picking up my copy at the launch at Leeds Central Library on Monday 24th February. For more information on the support I can offer to community groups delivering arts and heritage projects, please contact me.