Soliloquy – DYCP

I have a new recording available on soundcloud of a peice for cello and electronics Soliloquy. This piece was developed as part of my Developing Your Cultural Practice (DYCP) grant funded by Arts Council England 2018 – 19.

This grant has been an amazing opportunity for me to work on developing my practice as a composer; getting training, mentoring and coaching to enable me to develop my work. My mentor Sadie Harrison has been an expert guide and support through this journey, helping me to complete new work for string quartet and tabla, piano and electronics and cello and live processing. My coach Harry Cooper, has helped me identify blocks and barriers to my work, and find ways round things that now seem molehills when they were mountains. I feel so lucky to have benefitted from this new fund and have completed new work for cello and performed this live in April in Airton with David Littler. More performances are scheduled for this set up, with me using DSP plugins in ableton live, developed with Tom Davis, who I worked with at Bournemouth University, collaborating on his feral cello project and finding new ways to work with machnie listening technology. I also have a new commission from b-sdie festival / Activate / Arts by the Sea Bournemouth for the Dorset Moon. My piano pieces are being premiered at Borough Music festival in the Autumn. I am so thankful to everyone who has supported me in this period of development and finding new ways of working and gaining inner confidence.

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