I am very excited to be curating and composing for a project in 2016 that involves commissioning 8 Scottish composers to write for acclaimed choir Cappella Nova. There will be seven concerts, held in some stunning Historic Scotland venues around the country.
The composers involved are Sally Beamish, Rory Boyle, Stuart MacRae, Savourna Stevenson, Aidan O’Rourke, Ailie Robertson, Matthew Whiteside and Hanna Tuulikki.
Watch this space for concert dates and more news.
Supported by Creative Scotland and Sound & Music
My new work for harp + string quartet will be premiered on Feb 19th at Champs Hill Concert Series, by the Elias Quartet and Eleanor Turner.
The piece was commissioned with funds from the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and will be recorded for future release.
Last year I had the pleasure of travelling to Islay to be part of a TV documentary for German and French TV all about the Whisky industry. I’m delighted that my music from Traditional Spirits has been being used as the soundtrack for the documentary. The film on whisky, ‘Auf Schottlands Whisky-Routen’ was aired on ARTE and SWR, and you can see some photos and clips here:
You can find the music on the Traditional Spirits CD in the shop section of my website.