Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dinosaur commission

I’ve recently finished a new commission from Tŷ Cerdd, the National Music Centre for Wales, for narrator and brass trio. It’s for young children and has words by Francesca Kay. It’s about a band called Terry Dactyl and the Meteor Seven and how their performance is halted when a stegosaurus falls asleep on the road,

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Sands of time reaches Indianopolis

It’s twenty years since Simon Rees and I wrote the world’s shortest opera, The Sands of Time. Last June it got its second USA performance when Intimate Opera of Indianapolis did it four times as part of a performance of five operas. Intimate Opera‘s new website is under construction,

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Footsteps in the can

The Mavron Quartet and poet Francesca Kay have recently recorded footsteps quiet in the dark (my second string quartet) for a forthcoming CD down at Tŷ Cerdd’s recording studio at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The Mavrons have given eight public performances of the quartet and really have it under their belts. The piece’s title

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Creative Wales

Last year I was awarded a Creative Wales grant from the Arts Council of Wales to develop my compositional work during 2013-14. The idea behind these awards is that composers and artists of all kinds can explore ideas without the pressure of producing a finished work. See more details and watch this space to find

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