B i o g r a p h y
I am a composer of primarily opera and chamber music, having written and performed three operas, Collision (2016), The Storm (2017), and Last Thursday (2018) as well as vocal music and other music with words. Most of my music deals either with exaggeration, irony and the combination of clashing styles, or with decay and degeneration.
My compositional studies began with a music BA, with Dr Deborah Pritchard at University College, Oxford, followed by an AHRC-funded MSt with Profs Robert Saxton and Martyn Harry at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and an LAHP-funded PhD at King's College London, with Profs Silvina Milstein and George Benjamin. I have worked with the Oxford Philomusica, the BBC Singers, the New Music Players , Ensemble ANIMA, the Cavaleri Quartet, Mark Simpson, Jonathan Powell and Richard Casey, as well as a great deal of student musicians.
As a musicologist, I have written on the analysis of modern and contemporary classical music as well as ecomusicology and intersections of musicology and environmentalism. I have presented at the Royal Musical Association annual conference and at Society for Music Analysis annual conferences among others.
Having previously worked teaching composition at Glasgow University, I am currently working at environmental arts charity Creative Carbon Scotland.