composer, writer, performer, director : based in London, UK
co-founded opera company : Carmen Elektra (opera underground). directed and co-produced their first two productions in Cambridge, UK, which attempted to bring modern operas with popular appeal to unconventional venues, and thereby attract a new audience and re-establish the contemporary relevance of the art-form.
attempts to use ‘classical’ ensembles and vocabulary to explore contemporary ideas and politics, while simultaneously introducing new, non-traditional values and aesthetics to the ‘classical’ language, especially via an uncynical engagement with popular music.
works to date include:
Dance Suite for chamber ensemble
Pop Song #1 for chamber ensemble
Arcade for small orchestra
Three Songs for mezzo soprano and string quartet
Wild Nights for six voices and piano
writes for pop blog The Night Mail – essays, reviews and alternative listenings in independent music.