I am a British composer who is often inspired by the natural world. I experiment with timbres, unique sound combinations, and how acoustic instruments can imitate the sounds of nature and emulate moods. In my piece, Roosting in Autumn, I looked at how to imitate the semi-tuneful, semi-percussive nature of swallow calls. I have more recently developed an interest in giving performers elements of freedom, such as allowing performers determine the time between groups of notes, and using graphic notation to encourage improvisation whilst also having predefined elements. I completed an MMus in Composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating in 2021 and have had pieces performed in venues across the UK and in Germany. I have composed solo, chamber, large ensemble and works for symphony orchestra and enjoy including film in my work. I have studied composition with some of the leading composers in British contemporary music, such as Joe Cutler, Ed Bennett, Amber Priestley, and Charlotte Bray.
I have worked with a variety of ensembles including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Fidelio Trio, Millennial Percussion, and Tresonant, and have ongoing projects with Psappha. Furthermore, in summer 2017, I earned a position on the National Youth Orchestra of Wales Young Composers’ Residency under Mark Bowden, where my composition, Seafarers, was performed in three concerts across Wales.
Recent works include Waves, Tides, Ripples (2021) for flute and santoor, In Between the Notes (2020) for guitar quartet and Roosting in Autumn (2020) for 7 saxophones and 4 percussion. In Between the Notes was recorded by Will Crawford, Oliver Kinsella, Noah Layzell, and Zahrah Hutton in April 2021 and Waves, Tides, Ripples was recorded by Avazad Duo in April 2021.