Composition, Writing and Music Tuition


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I am an interdisciplinary musician, composer, sound artist and professional music tutor based in South Yorkshire.

I work with sound using familiar and unfamiliar creative approaches and compose a broad range of music and sonic experiences.

My musical foundation is in popular music such as rock, punk and metal, while my academic studies distilled traditional musical histories and methodologies along with a passion for experimental and avant-garde approaches to composition.

Simply put, I can't stop making and learning about music and have recently found a desire to compose music for other people to play.


A Bit of Background


I worked as a performing and recording guitarist between 1995 - 2010, recording and supporting a full album release in 2003. Around this time I started providing guitar lessons.

The way I made music shifted significantly from 2012 when I enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Huddersfield. I discovered a passion for composing and writing about music, which led to a publication and then a Master's degree.

I have explored various ways of notating music and have a drive to discover and make sounds and music that I have not made before. In 2015 I obtained a scholarship to study a Master's degree (by research) at the University of Huddersfield, passing with Distinction in 2017. This degree allowed me to focus on creating musical experiences through video.

I am currently composing using found sound and traditional instrumentation, making pieces that bring live and recorded sound (as well as video) together in performance.

Wentworth and Elsecar Heritage Centre - The Great Places Scheme

I’ve been very busy with a commission for Barnsley council under the Great Places Read more...

Silent film meets live improvised music

Several months ago, an open call was made for silent films and videos for an event called Soundstripes: a unique event at which short silent films are shown and scored by a set of improvising musicians. I applied with two videos, of which Apprentice was chosen to be shown and performed.I attended Read more...
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