/ ABOUT ME
Since 2019 I have been creating video essays on music for my YouTube channel, Listening In ↗, gaining over 220,000 subscribers and 10 million views. The initial idea for the channel was to explore topics at the cross-section between popular culture and twentieth century, or contemporary music – and so I was drawn to things like Kubrick’s use of Krystoff Penderecki’s music in The Shining, the influence that Karlheinz Stockhausen had on The Beatles, as well as the use of György Ligeti’s choral and orchestral works in 2001: A Space Odyssey. I've now made nearly 60 videos covering music from a wide spectrum of styles and genres. Film music has become the staple of the channel, but I've also looked at Stravinsky’s storytelling in Petrushka, Radiohead’s orchestration and harmony in Pyramid Song, and George Orwell’s use of musical language and imagery in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
As a composer, my pieces have been performed widely in the UK and internationally by groups including the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Ligeti Quartet and the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. In 2018, my work for large orchestra, Quanta, was selected as the winner of the Toru Takemitsu Composition award and In 2017 and 2019, I received two nominations for national composing awards. The first was for my 45-minute cantata based on the story of the Temptations of Christ which was nominated for a BASCA British Composer Award, and the second was for my work for organ and electronics, Partials, which was nominated for an Ivors Composer Award.
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