Monthly Archives: September 2010


Funny the things that crop up on Facebook. Someone posted this picture recently of a performance art piece I did in Kapolcs, Hungary in about 2003 (I’m the figure stooping over). We did have some photos done at the time, … Continue reading

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Formative Experiences #2 – Doctor Who

The sad death of Geoffrey Burgon, composer of the incidental music to two  of my favourite Doctor Who stories, Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom, a couple of days ago prompted me think about writing something about … Continue reading

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Recording Session at Styal Mill

I spent all day yesterday at Quarry Bank Mill on the Styal Estate, close to Wilmslow, Manchester doing some recordings of looms, spinning wheels, mules, steam engines, waterwheels a spinning jenny and a flying shuttle. The lovely people at Styal … Continue reading

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Formative Experience #1 – Dirk Wears White Sox

I grew up in a household that listened to a lot of music , either on the radio or on the my dad’s 8-track cassette player. One my earliest memories of music is being enchanted by Cat Steven’s Lady D’Arbanville, … Continue reading

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String Quartet

I finally decided that my string quartet is finished a couple of days ago (snippet above) and wrote the parts out and sent them to Voxare, who will hopefully be playing the piece in New York some time in the … Continue reading

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Bug Sandwich

I attended an excellent concert last night as part of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s series of six o’clock concerts. The title for the concert was Bug Sandwich and consisted of three new works for voice and piano by Gavin Wayte, … Continue reading

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Creative Conversations

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I’m working on a chamber opera project called Flightpaths with the writer and producer Adam Strickson. The overall project is called Wingbeats, which will consist of Flightpaths, to be performed in 2011, and … Continue reading

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