About

BIRTHDAY

11 April 2000

PLACE OF BIRTH

London, England, United Kingdom

PRONOUNS

they/them

STUFF I DO

Composer, arranger, singer, keyboardist, [clarinettist], conductor, aspiring wordsmith

CURRICULUM VITAE

2000

Born

2009

Beginning of existential dread

2014

A winner of Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition

Joins Britten Sinfonia Academy as clarinettist and (later) keyboardist and composer

A winner of Aldeburgh Music Friday Afternoons Songwriting Competition

2015

Commissioned by the Kings Lynn Festival for Solem Quartet for a lunchtime Coffee Concert

2016

A winner of BBC Proms Inspire Composition Competition – is commissioned to write a piece for BBC Radio 3 and the NYCGB Fellowship Octet

Joins National Youth Orchestra as composer

2017

Premiere of commissioned piece from BBC for NYCGB Fellowship Octet at the Wellcome Collection – broadcast on BBCR3

2018

Accepts job as Choirmaster of St Mark’s English Church, Florence – begins in September of that year

FAVOURITE COLOUR

teal

FAVOURITE FRUIT

pear

FAVOURITE PIECE OF MUSIC

Either Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony, or Beethoven’s A flat major Piano Sonata no. 12

INFLUENCES

Minimalism, post-minimalism and totalism; electronica; pop/rock/alternative (particularly emo)/some jazz; noise music; early music; Theatre of the Absurd; art film; most architecture and literature; linguistics; classics; my faith; lots of other things but I won’t bore you.

HEROES AND INSPIRATIONS

Harold Pinter; Nico Muhly; Frank Wedekind; Harmony Korine; Ludwig van Beethoven; Paul Klee; Vaslav Nijinsky; William Blake; twenty øne piløts; Mauricio Kagel; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw; lots of other people but I won’t bore you

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS

Please ask me 🙂