OPERA

Science Fictions (1998)
Chamber Opera (libretto John Ginman)
Soprano, amplified violin, electric guitar, amplified 'cello, electric bass, 21'

Supported with funds from the National Lottery and English National Opera's Contemporary Opera Studio
First performance Oct 1999, Drill Hall, London - Alison Wells and the Opera Band conducted by Nic Pendlebury
CD recording: Close CRCD02

Gulliver (1995)
Children's Opera (libretto John Ginman)
Baritone, children's solos and choruses, chamber orchestra, 100'

Commissioned by the English String Orchestra with funds provided by West Midlands Arts and the Annie Collins Trust
First performance Dec 1995, Malvern Festival Theatre, Malvern - Mark Oldfield, English String Orchestra and the people of Malvern conducted by William Boughton

Noir (1995)
Chamber Opera (libretto John Ginman)
4 singers, electric violin, alto sax, electric bass, piano, percussion, 75'

Supported with funds provided by the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Holst Foundation
First performance June 1995, Purcell Room, London - Fiona Baines, Mark Oldfield and The Opera Band

 

DANCE / THEATRE / INSTALLATION

Centrally Heated Knickers (2013)
narrator, sax, guitar, perc/kit, 70'

Funded by the Arts Council of England, The Wellcome Foundation and the Institute of Physics
First Performance, The Pleasance Theatre, London, 8th June, 2013
Co-written with Tim Whitehead and realised by members of the cast, Michael Rosen, Tim Whitehead, Dave Preston, Jim Hart, Maisie Whitehead and director Tony Graham.

Because (1999)
Amplified viola, amplified 'cello, bass guitar, percussion, 14'

Commissioned by the Isleworth Festival with funds provided by the Linbury Trust
First performance May 1999, Chiswick Town Hall, London - Isleworth Festival Ensemble
Danced by members of Rambert Dance Company
Choreography by Rafael Bonachela
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Still Moving (1998)
Music for the exhibition 'Black Angels White Devils'
Multiple violas, 6'

Commissioned by Redlees Arts And Crafts Stables with funds provided by Community Initiative Partnerships, Hounslow
First performance Dec 1998, Redlees Arts And Crafts Stables, Isleworth - Nic Pendlebury
Exhibition of sculpture by Elizabeth Rollins-Scott

Was (1995)
Sequenced, sample-generated ensemble, 26'
Commissioned by Paula Hampson with funds provided by North West Arts
First performance Feb 1995, Jackson's Lane Community Centre, London
Recorded music prepared by the composer
Danced and choreographed by Paula Hampson

Hansel And Gretel (1994)
Music-drama for children
4 singers and chamber ensemble, 90'

Commissioned by Midlands Arts Centre
First performance Nov 1994, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Libretto Sheila Goff
Directed by Mark Ravenhill

A Short Journey From The Bed To The Chair (1994)

  • The Attic
  • Duet
  • Folk Dance
  • Tables
  • Goodbye

Electric violin, alto sax, bass guitar, piano, 30'

Commissioned by the Karen Greenough Company
First performance March 1994, The Place Theatre, London
Recorded music by members of Icebreaker
Dance by the Karen Greenough Company
Choreography by Karen Greenough