Writing music; writing about music; teaching; performing
Symphony: composition, 'The Newent'. Listen (see below) to the first scene, Dawn Over the Lake. First performance was in 2017 with the Newent Orchestra. Listen to the other scenes here.
Book: Ramblings About Music
Musical Experience: A lifetime's interest in contemporary and classical music with some Guildhall training and rock violin in the mix. Leader of the Newent Orchestra. Founding member of Baroque music group, Carnevale.
Compositions: The Newent Symphony, Francesca's Lament, Follia Riffs; Whispers of the Garden; Imagination for Violin; The Well-Tempered Orchestra; Telstar Revisited; A Truly Momentous Quartet of Strangeness and Charm; Alchemy In Music; Walking Music; Climbing Music; Trio - For Three in Four on Five.
Arrangements: Roman, Wind Overture; Gypsy Medley; 'Sing' for Orchestra and Choir; Memory Music; Ivor Novello Medley; Button Up Your Overcoat; I Was Never Kissed Before; Music Hall Medley, etc.
Media Experience: Journalist, blogger, editor, founder of the Contemporary Music Project.
Teaching: Violin, viola and music theory.