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The Multivalent Voice in Transcultural Music-Making, Istanbul

I presented a paper entitled 'Ancient Texts: Contemporary Voices' and participated in a panel discussion on 'Theorizing Musical Hybridity'. The conference took place at Istanbul Technical University from the 11–13 April 2019. My attendance was supported by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Research Study Days, April 2019.

Recent research presented to staff and postgraduate students at RBC.

Alchemies of Research, 2019

At the annual research conference hosted by PGR Studio, Birmingham City University, I presented apaper entitled 'Pouring Oil On To Troubled Waters? Alchemies of Choral Composition.'

Following my selection for the Cohan Collective project for composers and choreographers, I returned to Bournemouth in August, 2019, to spent a week developing a new, 10-minute work with choreographer Malcolm Sutherland. As before, the project was overseen by Sir Robert Cohan, and led by Yolande Yorke-Edgell, with mentoring from Eleanor Alberga, Ken Hesketh and Kate Flatt.

Cohan Collective  Residency - Bournemouth 2019

InDialogue Conference

'Contemporary Music and Ancient Text – a Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue' presented at the InDialogue Conference, Derby Theatre on Tuesday the 19th of November, 2019.

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'Adopt a Composer' project with The Singers and BBC Radio 3 Feature

'Vita Hominum', written for Newcastle based choir The Singers, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at around 21.15 on Tuesday the 8th of January 2019. The piece can be heard on Making Music's SoundCloud site, here. There were further performances at Durham Cathedral, St Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Holy Trinity Church (Coventry), and Coventry Cathedral.


More information about Adopt A Composer, including a series of blog posts, can be found on the Making Music website:

Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.

Sound and Music - New Voices 2018–19

Since 2018, I have been working on a new composition project with the support of Sound and Music. Read the Sound and Music press release for new Voices 2018.

Over the last year, I've been working with Rajinder Dudrah to create a text and music installation inspired by our journeys to work at BCU. You can read about the project and listen to the piece on the slanguages blog (part of Creative Multilingualism).

Journeys Across the Midlands

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