So as you've almost certainly realised by now, I've just launched my brand new website! I hope you like your new surroundings.
This is a very busy time as I'm currently drawing one big project to a close and embarking on the next one. Both are large oratorios/cantatas - still not sure what they are actually! - and will be premiered in London next year. The first is called Codebreaker is an hour-long work for choir, solo soprano and orchestra, that explores the life and tragic death of one of the 20th century's greatest minds: Alan Turing. This will be premiered by the Hertfordshire Chorus at the Barbican in April 2014.
The second piece is a piece for choir, children's choirs and orchestra inspired by Malala Yousafzai, a girl who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban in Pakistan for writing a blog for the BBC which supported girls' rights to an education. The libretto has been written by Bina Shah, a very brilliant Karachi-based novelist and blogger. This will be premiered by Crouch End Festival Chorus late next year.
I'll try to be more diligent with my blog posting during the creative process of both of these works than I was on the old site - so I'll see you again soon!