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May 30, 2017

Commissioned by Chant Productions in association with the F.A., I produced the Abide with Me Choir for performance at the opening ceremony of the F.A. Cup Final 2017, at Wembley Stadium. Singers from all walks of life, came together as one body of sound, leading the Ch...

April 29, 2017

With the continual development of our digital selves, how does the world of science and artistic practice co-create to establish the next generation of creative collaboration? Artists and scientist share many of the same qualities and practices - curiosity, future focu...

April 29, 2017

As part of the a cappella group, Gospel Essence, we put on 12 performances for the Grand Prix fans at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in November 2016. There was plenty of fun to be had in between shows, and performing with a great bunch of people certainly ma...

June 16, 2016

In 2016, my project Open Symphony was accepted at the world's leading human-computer integration conference, CHI. The team from Queen Mary University and I travelled out to San Jose to prepare for the performance at the opening ceremony. We arranged an ensemble of play...

August 7, 2015

Open Symphony is my artistic concept to create new platforms for collaborative music-making in a digital age, co-designing the technical architecture in collaboration students of Queen Mary University's Digital Music department. This immersive performance piece explore...

July 17, 2015

As part of an international academy established by London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker and Festival D-Aix, I was a member of a think-tank reviewing the community participatory opera, Monster In the Maze, composed by Jonathan Dove and conducted by Simon R...

June 15, 2015

Kirk Franklin has, for a long time, been a major inspiration to me. His composing for the voice is uplifting and accessible and he himself is a formidible leader. Having the opportunity to open for his London show with Gospel Essence was an incredible opportunity....

June 11, 2015

This project was aimed at developing processes for "singer-specific" composing. I was interested in bypassing genre definitions and traditional compositional perspectives to reveal the territory between words, music and the singer. A lot of improvising and experimental...

October 20, 2014

The commercial music business can be a tough and treachous ground but one of the first things I learnt in this industry is that the really great artists make you feel that you could be great too. I've been lucky to have worked closely to some of the industries most acc...

July 22, 2014

While on a uni trip to Iceland, I was profoundly inspired by the dramatic landscape and the people's relationship to their environment. It's fierce ocean waters reminded

me of Ireland's west coast and the constant conversation between ocean and land, humankind and time....

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