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LIDO for percussion trio and audio, performed by Ben Clark, Christian Drew and Antonin Granier

“This work began as a series of open and flexible scores that drew on the rondeau Fumeux Fume Par Fumee (c.1390) by the 14th-century French composer Solage as a form of source material. Slowly, over the course of a collaboration with percussionists Ben Clark and Antonin Granier, this fixed but still very loose assemblage of the piece came to the foreground, leaving most of the source material behind as a faint trace beneath the surface.”


Jangle Consort (excerpt)
for guitar trio and audio, performed by What Guitar Trio at 840: New Music for Guitar Trio

Jangle Consort is music about noodling and meandering; casual, lazy, private, as if improvised. A haphazard convergence of Scottish and English folk, consort, medieval, blues and appalachian music.”


32 landscapes for six voices
performed by EXAUDI/James Weeks

“A piece about dwelling, blurring, gazing, drifting. The text is a list of landscape paintings, selected part arbitrarily and part subjectively from the artuk.org database.”


TWINE
for violin, soprano saxophone and accordion, for choreography by Harry Ondrak-Wright


Shoegaze Medieval
for four instruments and audio, commissioned by the Richmond Concert Society and performed by W37 Saxophone Quartet

Shoegaze Medieval is based on the ballad Corps Feminin (c.1390) by the ars subtilior composer Solage (c.1340-1400), examining and reworking its materials within a loose and blurry context. All four instruments fulfil equal roles within the work’s heterophonic surface, cycling through the song’s pitch material in loosely constructed canons, but with newly conceived rhythms and durations. The electronic component is made from a series of manipulated audio recordings of the piece, processed and layered again in canonic textures to provide a hazy and psychedelic wash behind the instruments. This process draws from the subgenre of indie and alternative music known as ‘shoegaze’, which came to prominence in the UK in the late 1980s and is noted for its ethereal mixture of obscured vocals, guitar distortion, effects pedals and feedback.”


within the remit of possibility
for recorder, piano/melodica, electric guitar and violin, performed by OUT-TAKE Ensemble

“within the remit of possibility is frail, circular, veiled, local. A few familiar harmonies, stretched, overlaid and accumulated.”

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