September 7, 2017

This week was a nice follow up on our progress the week before. Director Tania Holland Williams, had completed the plans for the workshop series and we discussed together the order in which we would structure them along the timeline we have in place for the workshops....

August 30, 2017

This week we have been working on an outline for the workshops, planning for costume and set design, dates for the workshops and a timescale highlighting the dates for which each part of the production must be completed.

For me the most important outcome of this was cre...

August 20, 2017

The process of the production of this opera is a journey of accessibility and creativity and how these elements compliment and relate to each other.  The challenges we have faced in this regard have always pushed our creative thinking and problem solving skills to the...

August 10, 2017

As a sound artist and technician my involvement in this opera is a new, exciting and challenging experience for me.  After two meetings with the Director of this project, Opera Activist Tania Holland Williams, together we have begun a creative journey of imagination, t...

July 5, 2017

There will be a live performance of 'Noise Pollution' on the 6th of July at the St Gregory's Centre for Music North Holmes Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1QU at 1.10pm. 'Noise Pollution' is written for flute, soprano, mezzo soprano and live electronics. The piece is a respon...

June 14, 2017

Pianoforte memento mori appeared on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction Programme with Verity Sharp on the 8th of June 2017. The full programme is still available on their website until the 8th of July 2017, click here to listen to the full programme or listen to the Pianofort...

May 23, 2017

I can proudly announce that we I will be launching 'Sound Mapping Inspirational Women of the Past' (2017) by Liz Hayward in collaboration with Cathy Robinson and Tania Holland Williams.

The work will first appear at the Oscillate Festival of Experimental Music and Sound...

May 19, 2017

After travelling to France, Spain and Holland, I returned to the studio with the new field recordings. We had one more session to record the voices which could not have gone better. We approached the spectral analysis graphic score in many new ways which reflects very...

April 21, 2017

The first session with the singers was a great success! The materials I had prepared for the session included printed images taken from the spectrogram, a sheet of words I had collected from quotes made by Amy Johnson, a collection of lists of pitch information to matc...

March 28, 2017

I have began work on my Sound Map under the theme of women I consider to have been inspirational to me or to others. The first woman in question is pioneer of aviation Amy Johnson (1903-1941). As the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia she undoubtably mad...

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