Upcoming performances

Maya Verlaak, performed by Ensemble L’Instant Donné
26/03/23, La Marbrerie, Montreuil, Paris

The answer, performed by Lawrence Dunn
25/04/23, Cafe Oto, London

For piano (dancing), performed by Ben Smith
26/04/23, Music Department, Palace Green, Durham

May song (wp), performed by Exaudi
22/05/23, Milton Court, London

Set of four, performed by Ensemble L’Instant Donné
25/06/23, La Marbrerie, Montreuil, Paris

New work, performed by Ensemble Proton Bern
Autumn 2024



I am performing alongside Quentin Tolimieri at Café Oto on 25 April. Quentin is a remarkable composer and pianist and his beautiful recording of piano compositions Monochromes was released in 2021.


Ben Smith is performing For piano (dancing) again in Durham, on April 26, as part of a recital including music by Eva-Maria Houben, Luigi Nono and John Dowland. Back in June 2021 he gave a stellar performance of this piece, and I made a synchronised score video. For piano (dancing) was originally written for Philip Thomas, first performed in January 2018.



My new piece for vocal consort, May song, will be premiered by Exaudi at Milton Court, Guildhall, on 22 May. It sets a translation of Goethe’s Mailied by Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon, originally published in Jeschke’s Anthology of Poems by Drunk Women, recently reissued by Materials.



In May, Explore Ensemble are releasing Perfect Offering on Huddersfield Contemporary Records, which includes Suite. The piece, which was commissioned by Explore Ensemble and Wigmore Hall, was premiered at their 10th anniversary concert in July 2022. Watch the live recording here:



In March 2023 Ensemble L’Instant Donné gave the first live performance of Maya Verlaak, for piano, piccolo, garklein recorder and assistants, at La Marberie, Montreuil, Paris. They will also perform Set of four on 25 June 2023.


In November 2022 a new piece for nonet, Solfalasol variation was presented as part of a concert curated by Patricia Kopatchinskaja at the Lucerne Festival Forward. The concert, titled “In search of Ligeti’s lost melody”, drew together Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with several other of Ligeti’s pieces, as well as four new commissions interleaved between the concerto movements. Thanks so much to Lucerne Festival Forward and Patricia Kopatchinskaja for commissioning me!


In June 2022 I performed a new piece for piano and electronics, The answer at Dai Hall, AME, Huddersfield. This performance above was recorded by Simon Reynell. Thanks so much to Ryoko Akama for the invitation to be in residency at AME.


In late 2020 Juliet Fraser’s record Spilled Out From Tangles was released on HCR Records. On it was a performance of While we are both, which I made a synchronised score video for above.


Past performances


Solfalasol variation (wp), performed by Lucerne Festival Orchestra
19/11/22, Kultur und Kongresszentrum KKL, Luzern

Set of four, performed by Explore Ensemble
02/11/22, King’s Place, London

Set of four, performed by Ensemble Mosaik
12/10/22, Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

Suite, performed by Explore Ensemble
08/07/22, Wigmore Hall, London (wp)
10/09/22, Snape Maltings, Festival of New, Aldeburgh

Sentimental drifting music, performed by Ensemble L’Instant Donné
25/09/22, La Marbrerie, Montreuil, Paris
10/10/22, Opéra de Lille

The answer, performed by Lawrence Dunn
11/06/22, Dai Hall, AME, Huddersfield


While we are both, performed by Juliet Fraser
09/12/21, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
06/03/22, GMEM, Opera de Marseille

Sentimental drifting music, performed by Explore Ensemble
10/11/20, BBC Maida Vale Studios (HCMF 2020)
30/09/21, Glasgow Cathedral

For piano (singing), performed by Ben Smith
09/06/21, Durham University

We are all okay, performed by Ensemble Modern, cond. Enno Poppe
01/03/20, Cresc. Biennale, Frankfurt

Habitual, performed by Sarah Saviet
08/01/21, Ackerstadt Palast, Berlin


Habitual, performed by Sarah Saviet
05/03/19, City University, London

Set of four, version for five, performed by Apartment House
13/12/18, London Contemporary Music Festival

Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
21/09/18, Klangspuren Schwaz

While we are both, performed by Jessica Aszodi
14/11/18, SARC, Belfast

Disappointment rondeau, performed by Slagwerk den Haag
07/09/18, Het Huis, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht (wp)

While we are both, performed by Insomnio and Natascha Young
09/09/18, Tivoli Vredenburg, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht

Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
06/09/18, Geertekerk, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
Broadcast live on NPO Radio 4, Avondconcert

For piano (singing), performed by Gregor Forbes
09/06/18, Glasgow Experimental Music Series

Habitual, performed by Sarah Saviet
18/11/18, Moderne Musik Nijmegen
19/11/18, Splendor, Amsterdam
27/04/18, Sankt Gertrude, Cologne
06/07/17, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh (wp)

Set of four, performed by Plus-Minus
27/03/18, City University, London (wp)

For piano (dancing), performed by Philip Thomas
25/01/18, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Claribel, performed by Sarah Saviet & Imri Talgam
19/12/17, Tel Aviv University

Three Heames Settings, performed by Loadbang
02/11/17, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
26/10/17, Sound Scotland, Aberdeen (wp)
25/04/17, Jeunesses Musicales, Montreal (prelim. version)

While we are both, performed by Juliet Fraser
09/02/17, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)
28/04/17, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago
16/06/17, The Exchange, Penzance
27 & 28/06/17, Oxford House, London

Ambling, waking, performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orch., cond. Ilan Volkov
07/05/17, Glasgow City Halls, Tectonics Festival (wp)

Claribel, performed by Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston
26/01/17, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Two hundred pieces of music, performed by the Set Ensemble
11/12/16, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (wp)


Old / Misc.

In December 2018, Apartment House performed of a quintet version of Set of four at London Contemporary Music Festival, with a newly written cello part.

credit: David Laskowski

Anton Lukoszevieze, Philip Thomas, George Barton, Mark Knoop & Mira Benjamin
Thanks so much to Igor and Jack for the invitation to be a part of LCMF.
The performance was recorded by the BBC, and video documentation can be seen here:


A few videos of performances from Gaudeamus Muziekweek in September 2018 are now available. It was a huge privilege to work with such fine performers.

Disappointment rondeau

Performed by Slagwerk den Haag: Pepe Garcia, Niels Meliefste, Gabriele Segantini & Frank Wienk

While we are both

Performed by Natascha Young and Insomnio (kbds. Sabien Canton, Enric Monfort, Laura Sandee & Pascal Meyer), cond. Ulrich Pohl


Performed by Quatuor Bozzini (Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, Alissa Cheung & Clemens Merkel)


In 2017, I edited the Cerenem Journal, the journal of the Huddersfield postgraduate composition department. This edition included conversations with Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Christian Wolff, Michael Finnissy and Cassandra Miller, Mira Benjamin and Luke Nickel, Joseph Kudirka and Mark So. The online version can be read above, or downloaded directly here (pdf).

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s video dance project, 52 Portraits, can be seen here.