pieces made with Lewis Spear. Piano and electric guitar.
Solo pieces for clavinova made in lockdown.
A Lockdown Jam for Bastard Assignments.
A Lockdown Jam for Bastard Assignments.
for Kathryn Williams. Performed on my balcony by Josh Spear.
for viola, piano, bass, saxophone, roli seaboard block plus everyone singing. Made for and with Bastard Assignments. Performed partially at City Lit Theatre, London (October 2019) and in full at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo (February 2020).
for organ, voice and piano; percussion and bass; voice and viola; and bass clarinet and piano. Made for and with Bastard Assignments. Performed at Virtually Reality, Manchester (April 2019); Mountview, Peckham (May 2019) and Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings (June 2019). Broadcast on the New Music Show, BBC Radio 3 (October 2019).
for Joseph Havlat. Solo piano. Performed at Herne Hill Music Festival, London (October 2018) and City Lit Theatre, London (October 2019).
for voice, flute, clarinet, piano and drumkit. Made as part of Late Junction Sessions: Bastard Assignments and Swan Meat. Broadcast on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 (May 2018).
for Mocrep. flute, saxophone, drumkit, electric guitar, bass and piano. Performed at Constellation, Chicago (May 2018) and Bastard Assignments + Thick and Tight, Block 336, Brixton (June 2018).
for Neo Hülcker’s breaking voice. Performed at Ausland, Berlin (April 2018); Bastard Assignments + Neo Hülcker, London (April 2018) and Jauna Muzika, Lithuania (April 2019).
for flute, clarinet, drumkit and piano. Performed at Bastard Assignments + Marcela Lucatelli, Total Refreshment Centre, Dalston (March 2018) and Festival of New, Snape Maltings (September 2018).
For viola and piano. Performed at the Wellcome Collection and broadcast live on Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3 (October 2017).
For two pianos and two pianists. Performed at Wedding Frames, Berlin (April 2017), Brighton Fringe Festival (May 2017), Black Heather Club, Greenwich (June 2017), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (November 2017) and Borough New Music (April 2018).
for video, audio and performer. Performed at Bastard Assignments: New Teeth 3, Brixton (November 2016).
Solo performance piece. Developed at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 2016, Composer-Performer workshop. Performed at Kunsthalle, Darmstadt (August 2016); London Topophobia, Dalston; Bastard Assignments: New Teeth 2, Rotherthithe (September 2016); as part of PARADE, Lothringer13, Munich (October 2016) and performed by Martin Hiendl at Speed Seduction, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin (November 2016).
Heartbeats, sounds recorded in my bedroom with the window open and text from an interview with Chris Eubank Sr and Chris Eubank Jr by Decca Aitkenhead. Performed at Donau115 and STUD!O10, Berlin as part of Bastard Assignments in Berlin (July 2016) and on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now show recorded live at Southbank Centre, London (September 2016). FIGHTING is featured on Jack Sheen’s mixtape Pregnant, released on the Ono label.
for Ensemble x.y. For six performers. Performed by Ensemble x.y at IKLECTIK, London (May 2016); Bastard Assignments: NEW TEETH 1, Asylum, Peckham (June 2016) and Leyton Gallery, Whitechapel (February 2017) and by An Assembly at LEGROOM, Manchester (December 2017).
Performed at Bastard Assignments Fresh & Clean 2 at Asylum (December 2015).
Recording of a conversation between the composer and his Father followed by a cover of Hand in Glove by The Smiths. Performed at Bastard Assignments: Fresh & Clean 3, Block 336, Brixton (February 2016); Nonclassical, The Victoria, Dalston (March 2016) and Drivetime Underground, Resonance FM (May 2016).
For Kaj Duncan David and Troels Primdahl. Performed at with AUT at Radar, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Aarhus (July 2015).
Walking piece for as many people as possible. Performed at Bastard Assignments’ Sound Walk With Me (July 2015) and on Blackheath as part of Diggin Blackheath, Blackheath Halls, London (June 2016).
For solo piano. For JB. Performed by Jean-Bernard Marie at Club Matador, Madrid (June 2015), Weisslich III at Hundred Years Gallery, London (July 2015) and Resonate 2015 at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (November 2015).
For Bastard Assignments. Performed at Bastard Assignments at Safehouse 1 (February 2015) and at Sonica FM at Limewharf (April 2015).
Performed by the composer. Shown at Royal Academy of Arts, London (October 2017).
Opera with words by Lavinia Murray commissioned by Second Movement for Rough for Opera. Performed at Bastard Assignments at Edward’s (January 2015), The Cockpit Theatre; The Jazzhouse, Copenhagen with AUT (March 2015), Apiary Studios in Hackney with ACM (May 2015) and Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, Kings Place (August 2015).
Written for 840 Concert Series. Performed at 840, St James’s Islington (March 2015). For piano trio.
For four performers playing harmonicas and pretending to smoke. Written for the Hermes Experiment and performed at Bastard Assignments at Fred’s Place (October 2014), Safehouse 1 (November 2014), Zero Wave at The Fiddler’s Elbow, Kentish Town (June 2015), HCMOFF, Huddersfield (November 2015), Nonclassical at The Victoria, Dalston (March 2016) and at Royal Academy of Arts, London (October 2017).
Open-ended project exploring organs as idiosyncratic found objects, fixed in different spaces. Recordings made in St Stephen’s, South Dulwich; St Francis and St Mark’s, Camberwell; St Paul’s, Deptford; St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge; composer’s bedroom. Performed at Bastard Assignments ‘at Alessandro’s Place’, June 2014 and for five hours at St John’s Notting Hill, September 2014 as part of Open House London.
Written for the Arditti Quartet’s 40th Anniversary. Performed by Bastard Assignments at our concert ‘at Alessandro’s Place’ (June 2014).
Open-ended piece where CDs are damaged and then played. Performed as a DIY audience participation event at Bastard Assignments ‘at Alessandro’s Place’ (June 2014).
Piece for any number of players unrolling sellotape. Performed by Bastard Assignments at Clare’s Place (April 2014), Block T in Dublin (August 2014), LCMF, Ambika P3, London (December 2015), by the Kirkos Ensemble at Fluxfest at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (October 2016) and at Borough New Music (April 2018).
Repetitive two note piano piece – any length. So far the longest rendition is 60 minutes. Performed by the composer at Bastard Assignments ‘at Clare’s Place’ (April 2014).
Solo tuba piece written for Tom Kelly. Performed at Bastard Assignments S/M/L: L at Hootananny Brixton and Nonclassical at Shacklewell Arms (March 2014).
For audience playing combs. Performed by over 60 people at Bastard Assignments S/M/L: M, Asylum in Peckham (February 2014).
One man spoken opera commissioned by Rough for Opera, premiered at The Cockpit with words by Lavinia Murray. Also performed as part of Bastard Assignments S/M/L at The Red Door, Greenwich. Performed at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2014 supported by an Arts Council Grants for the Arts grant.
Three note piano piece, premiered at the Bastard Assignments Christmas Party 2013 by Clare Simmonds.
Song for spoken voice and tenor saxophone. Commissioned by and performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival 2013 with words by Lavinia Murray. Also performed at Marsden Jazz Festival and Kings Place.
Made from a recording of a retracting mechanical gate. Premiered at Bastard Assignments V, also performed at Kings Place.
Made from a phone recording of a small dog. Premiered at Bastard Assignments V, also performed at Kings Place.
Written for CoMA Voices. Performed at Trinity Laban and The Big Red in Deptford in Bastard Assignments VI.
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