Compositions - CV
Pieces written as a student, where her composition teachers included David Lumsdaine and Jonathan Harvey, were first performed at London venues in Society for the Promotion of New Music concerts. Commissions such as Composition for clarinet quintet followed which received live performances and broadcasts on Radio 3. Various pieces composed for dance were performed at the ICA, Riverside Studios, regional festivals, abroad and on Channel 4 TV (of De Gas: ‘…set to a witty score for oboe and dripping water…’ New York Times).
She left London in 1987 to become composer/musician-in-residence at a small arts centre on the North Norfolk coast and wrote In These Places which was performed by John Harle with the County Youth Orchestra at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Other large-scale pieces have included To the Turning of the Millenium (for baritone, children’s choir, small ensemble and recorded sound), Here’s What I Saw (a half-evening of music-theatre) and Playing The Game (for symphony orchestra).
A mid-length CD of five small-scale pieces payed by the Composers Ensemble is available on the Metier label ('an engaging saxophone solo...a splendid miniature cantata...' Tempo magazine). The CD, 'Pied Piper', released in 2009 on the Campion Cameo label, includes her Time Song (for counter-temor, recorder and 'cello).
Her composing takes place in the context of leading many and varied participatory music-making workshops involving people of many ages, backgrounds and abilities.