for 4 performers / groups
In this piece I explore the idea the sounds of the quartet turning ‘on and off’ according to rhythmic cycles and patterns. A glissando runs through the part of each player, which the performers continue to imagine during silent moments. I wrote this composition for a workshop with the fantastic Ligeti Quartet, who were invaluable to work with in developing the piece.
Splinter is built from several short sections which continually change the rules organising the ensemble’s interaction. Recurring patterns are splintered and scattered in various configurations, driven by frenetic hockets, relays and interdependent cueing within the ensemble. These strategies ask the performers to listen, communicate and respond to each other in different ways. This piece was commissioned by MATA Festival 2016, NYC, and was written for Oslo's Ensemble neoN + Ryan Muncy on baritone sax. and Pat Swoboda on electric bass.
Performed by Ensemble neoN, Dixon Place, NYC, April 17th 2016.
I’m planning to develop Lines, Discs & Beams into a set of 3 movements, which can be performed by any instruments capable of glissandi.
This piece was commissioned by LSO Soundhub and was premiered by LSO players, conducted by Daniel Cohen, on 17th April 2015.
This composition for 9 performers uses strategies which shift and re-orientate the group dynamic through different means of rhythmic coordination, without a conductor. Fractured Moulds, Scattered Signals was premiered on 28 June 2014 at LSO St Luke's, London. Read More.
This collection of graphic cyclical scores focus on players’ negotiations of rhythmic relationships during improvisation, or in graphically-framed compositions.
Chartless Rudderless Night is a collaborative audio-moving image installation by Clarie Pençak, based on the Orkney lighthouses.
Composed for Cobalt Duo (Kate Halsall and Rumiko Miyachi) who premiered the piece on 6 December 2014 at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Hide and Seek features on Miniaturised Concertos | Maché, Maché 4
Performed by Notos Quartet, 1 July 2014, Hall 2, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead.
Ryan Muncy: Tenor Saxophone
Weston Olencki: Bass Trombone
performed at MATA Honors Claire Chase November 2, 2018 India House, New York
Performed by Busch Ensemble, 17 June, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Performed by Northern Sinfonia, 10 February 2010, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead.