- LIST OF WORKS -

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

(2019)

Spoken-word Poet and Chamber Ensemble

(2019)

Guitar and Viola

(2019)

ELECTROACOUSTIC

(2019)

Cello and Electronics

(2018)

Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar and Electronics

(2018)

Non-Place - Royal College of Music

LARGE ENSEMBLE

VOCAL

Clarinet, Piano, Violin and Cello

Was Received

(2018)

String Quartet and Harp

(2018)

Voice and Live Electronics

Slipline Perspective

(2018)

Alto Saxophone and Electronics

(2017)

(2019)

Chamber Orchestra

(2019)

Large Ensemble and Electronics

(2020)

Mixed Vocal Ensemble

(2019)

Four Voices

Mixed Chamber Ensemble

(2018)

Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar and Electronics

(2017)

Two Classical Guitars and Electronics

(2016)

Tape Track for Typewriter and Glass Bottles

SOLO

(2019)

Cello and Electronics

(2019)

Spoken-word Poet and Chamber Ensemble

(2017)

(2018)

Soprano, Harp and Percussion

For Five Cellos

Voice and Live Electronics

MULTIMEDIA

(2016)

Mixed Chamber Ensemble

(2020)

Audiovisual Installation 

Large Ensemble and Electronics

(2019)

 

LARGE ENSEMBLE

Insectivorous

(2019)

Chamber Orchestra

Insectivorous grew from a fascination with the movement of carnivorous plants and the mechanisms that they have developed to capture and break down prey.

With each section of the piece following different stages of the plants' feeding processes, the ensemble itself becomes an organism that treats musical material like prey - dissolving, tearing and transferring it across different instrumental groups.

i.       Acid Snap         (0'00'')

ii.      Tissue Cage     (4'59'')

iii.     Wilt                    (7'25'')

Premiere     Conductors Podium Concert - Royal College of Music

Conducted by  Vicente Chavarría

2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - Str. 4.2.2.1

 

Passer--By

(2019)

Large Ensemble and Electronics

'Passer-by' was originally conceived as part of 'non-place', a four movement electroacoustic ballet by Matthew Lomax and Connor D'Netto, inspired by the writings of anthropologist Marc Auge. Non-place explores and examines experiences of familiar spaces, identity, disconnection and anonymity in modern society. Rich, intense, familiar yet surreal, non-place holds an otherworldly looking glass to the commonplace spaces of everyday life.

The final movement, Passer-by, is a work for chamber orchestra and tape delving into our varying interactions with urban spaces and strangers. It addresses our relationships with the everyday spaces of life, how they can adapt, tracing over the same ground and yet influenced by new experiences that pass in between.

Co-composed with Connor D'Netto

Premiere                

Performance        

Great Exhibitionist Concert Series - Royal College of Music

Cats Cradle Collective

1.1.1(bcl).1 - 1.1.1.0 - perc. - piano - 2 vln. 1 vla. 1 vlc. 1 cb.

Choreography  

Leanne King and Bim Malcomson

Dance                    

Central School of Ballet

 

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Anthony's Keys

(2019)

Spoken-word Poet and Chamber Ensemble

Words by spoken-word artist George Thomas Miaris.

A musical response to the archive collection of Anthony Burgess - a collection of keys that were left behind... each key has bundled up in it memories of a time, place and relationships.

The sound-world of the piece merges ragged breathing, brittle metallic textures and fragile compacted melodies that compliment and fight against Miaris' poetry; exploring the hazy recollections of an ex-lover.

Commissioned by the No Dice Collective. 

Performance

No Dice Collective

Premiere             'The Things He Left Behind' - International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, String Quartet

 

Ecdysis

(2019)

Prepared Guitar and Viola

- Ecdysis -          'The process of shedding or casting off'

Inspired by this process, Ecdysis is a dialogue between two characters that are slowly distancing and separating themselves from each other over the course of the piece.

The muted scraping, tapping and buzzing timbres of the guitar and viola dramatically shift between rapid movement and moments of stasis, mirroring the animals that undergo the process of ecdysis.

Performance

Guitar

Viola

Eirian Lewis

Nathanael Gubler

Premiere             'Contemporary Music in Action'

                       Royal College of Music, London

 

Ephemera

(2019)

Bb Clarinet, Piano, Violin Cello

Performance

Clarinet

Piano

Violin

Cello

Robbie Marrs

Joe Howson

Carolina Blaskovich

Jaclyn Rosenfeld

Premiere             'Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the end of time' concert

                       Royal College of Music, London

The work Ephemera is a single moment in time, all of the depth and shadow found in a glimpse. The work engages with the concepts of eternity and the dissolution of time found in Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps by breaking down the final moment of the piece and reimagining all the movement and detail held within it.

 

Mesospherics

(2018)

Chamber Ensemble

Tracing the movement of volcanic ash from inside the Earth to the outer edges of the atmosphere, specifically on the constant fluctuation of density and form, Mesospherics interweaves and merges musical material to create a mass of sound similar to a rising plume of smoke.

Performance

Pasha Mansurov 
Alex Roberts 
Juan Antonio Garcia Illana 
Petur Jonasson 
Jenny Alexander 
Colin Alexander

Premiere             'Composer's Studio Concert' - Royal College of Music

Flute
Bass Clarinet
Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Viola
Cello

 

How The Great News Was Received

(2018)

String Quartet and Harp

In 2018, the Royal College of Music marked two important centenaries: 100 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since the death of Sir Hubert Parry. A composer, teacher and historian, Parry was Director of the Royal College of Music from 1895 until his death in October 1918, one month before the WW1 armistice.

 

Inspired by the sounds of radio static and a newspaper clipping from 11 November 1918, this piece is a personal exploration of how we comprehend past events of such global impact, and how we can only gleam fragments through newspapers, photos and archive audio from that time.

Premiere                

Performance        

Passing Youth Concert - Royal College of Music

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Violoncello

Harp

Christopher Cohen

Maren Bosma

Morven Lapthorn-Graham

Erlend Vetsby

Henriette Poos

 

Conducted by

Christopher McMullen-Laird

Drowning in the Din...

(2018)

Bass Clarinet, Electric Bass Guitar and Electronics

Written in response to John Constable's Seascape Study: Boat and Storm Sky, 20 July 1828; as part of the Royal Academy of Arts' 'In Tune with the RA Collection'.

'Drowning In The Din...' responds to how Constable's coastal scene balances areas of the naked canvas with raw, animated brushstrokes.

The exposed framework of the painting is reflected in the subtle clicks, breathes, shakes and buzzes that reverberate from the frameworks of the bass clarinet and bass guitar; and the vibrant gesture of the brushstrokes influenced the live electronics which consist of brushstroke recordings, triggered and manipulated in response to how the two instruments move and interact.

Performance

Jonathan Leeds

Matthew Lomax

Premiere             'In Tune with the RA Collection' - Royal Academy of Arts

Bass Clarinet

Bass Guitar

 

Five Cellos

Lotus Wire is inspired by the details of a lotus flower petal, tracing its contours through the movement in the cellos' material and reflecting changing perspectives of the flower through the contrasting timbres that structure the piece.

Lotus Wire

(2017)

Performance

Cameron Smith

Elīze Šēra

Erlend Vestby

Nicola Siagri

Javier Gonzalez Navarro

Premiere             'Cross Conservatoire Composers Concert'

                       Schott Music London

Cello

Cello

Cello

Cello

Cello

 

Chamber Ensemble

Sturnidae is a piece inspired by the starling, exploring the bird’s habits of mimicry and murmuration through colour and motion.

Sturnidae

(2016)

Performance

George Irwin

Rebecca McIlroy

Lizzie BG

Sarah Keirle

Mabon Jones

Dominic Skingle

Malcolm Goodare

Conducted by   Tomos Gwyn

Piano

Harp

Percussion

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Premiere              Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

 

ELECTROACOUSTIC

Antithesis Space

(2019)

Cello and Electronics

Inspired by anthropologist Marc Auge’s idea of ‘Non-Place’ , this piece explores states of disconnection and anonymity in modern, everyday spaces and our relationship with the strangers that traverse it around us.

 

An introspective reflection on the individual within the crowd, Antithesis Space shifts between hard textural cuts and moments that blur the line between cello and the voices of the electronics, exploring how quickly we can lose our sense of self as we traverse through non-places.

Performance

Cello            Lily Hope

Electronics     Matthew Lomax

Premiere             'Non-place Ballet' - Great Exhibitionist Series, Royal College of Music

 

FREE/FALLING

(2018)

Voice and Electronics

FREE/FALLING explores the concept of remembering and mis-remembering, allowing the ordering of the poem to tranform and fragment into isolated thoughts or sounds which propel the piece in multiple directions.

The branching for of FREE/FALLING reflects upon the unpredictable and often fluid nature of memories that remain unclear.

The text is a collected poem from George E Lomax, my grandfather, spurred by the recollection and mis-recollection of a fall.

Performance

Hugo Herman-Wilson (2018)

António Sa Dantas (2018)

Matthew Lomax

Premiere             'Contemporary Music of Action' - Royal College of Music

Voice

Electronics

 

B|O|R|D|E|R|S

(2017)

Two Classical Guitars and Fixed Electronics

Inspired by Alejandro Cartagena's series '', as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017.

The most striking element of the photographs are the two silhouetted figures pressing their hands against the US/Mexico border fence. The shadows across the mother and daughter mute identifiable characteristics of form and yet draw attention to the light across the hands, stressing the images focus on humanity.

The electronics draw from the texture and colours of the fence's rusted appearance, reflected in the guitars through nails scratching against the strings to blur the distinction between the two sound sources.

Eirian Lewis

Hope Cramsie

Matthew Lomax

Premiere             National Portrait Gallery

Guitar

Guitar

Electronics

Performance

 

Fabrication

(2016)

Tape Piece for Typewriter and Glass Bottles

A short study in capturing and dramatising the movement of everyday actions, focusing in on the resonances of the found objects.

Premiere             Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

 

VOCAL

Shaded Glass

(2019)

Four Singers

shades 

frayed 

 

quakes 

 

greyed 

parsed

 

glass 

 

past 

 

backs 

 

stained 

 

stone

 

fade 

 

 

rocks

 

 

raw

Performance

Nicole Burke

Ffion Edwards

Min Kim

Serapina Park

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano

Premiere             'Contemporary Music In Action' - Royal College of Music

Child Daze, Full Score - zFestival-05.jp
 

Mixed Vocal Ensemble

Inspired by an excerpt of George Miaris' poem Child Daze:

When your father was your hero

When your mother was your queen

When the world was waking wonder

Every careful step a dream

Child Daze

(2020)

Performance

Julia Bokunewicz

Morayo Akande

Jess Huetteman

Chelsea Sardoni

Kristina Boerger

Tabes Bridges

Joseph Sandler

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano 

Mezzo

Mezzo Baritone 

Baritone

Premiere            zFestival 2020 summer festival, Online

 

Inspired by an excerpt of Mina Loy's poem Lunar Baedeker:

Stellectric signs

“Wing shows on Starway”

“Zodiac carrousel”

 

Cyclones

of ecstatic dust

and ashes whirl

crusaders

from hallucinatory citadels

of shattered glass

into evacuate craters

 

A flock of dreams   

browse on Necropolis

Premiere             Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

Soprano

Harp

Percussion

Sophie Price

Rebecca McIlroy

Lizzie BG

Performance

(2017)

Lunar Baedeker

Soprano, Harp and Percussion