Writing un petit mot crabe-cést-ma-faute

I must confess to having spent the last few months in an agony of impatience. Last year I was one of the 67 composers invited to contribute pieces to the ANAM Set, which started life as a project to provide…

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“Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans and spam”

I’m a great believer in the creative potential of collisions. Whether it be Kurt Schwitters and spoken English (Ribble, Bobble, Pimlico) or Material recycling Weather Report’s Cucumber Slumber as the Fluxus Mix or Sciarrino’s hilarious Anamorfosi (…to give it any…

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Works list updates

Those of you who keep a semi-regular eye on this site will have noticed that the Works List changes fairly drastically from time to time. Works appear to mutate, disappear, and even reappear. This is not entirely capricious. Being an…

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Samuel/Coleridge-Taylor/Perkinson

When I was in my early teens I used to grab any and all piano music I could find in the local library, from Tom Lehrer songs to Mompou to Ignacio Cervantes. One of my favourite things to loan and…

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