I’ve been adopted!

Logos of organisations involved with Adopt a Composer: Sound and Music, PRS for Music Foundation, Making Music and King Edward Musical Society.I’m very ex­cited to be able to an­nounce that this year I will be taking part in the Adopt a Composer scheme, funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and run by Sound and Music, in as­so­ci­ation with Making Music. The scheme pairs up com­posers with am­a­teur en­sembles to col­lab­orate on new music and I am de­lighted that I will be working with the or­chestra of King Edward Musical Society in Macclesfield.

In the coming months I will be get­ting to know the or­chestra and working with con­ductor Tony Houghton and my com­pos­i­tion mentor for the pro­ject, David Horne. This col­lab­or­ative pro­cess will result in a per­form­ance on Saturday 18 June 2011 at St Michael and All Angels Church, part of the Macclesfield Barnaby Festival and the cel­eb­ra­tion of the 750th an­niversary of the town’s royal charter. It will be my first work for or­chestra, an ex­citing learning pro­cess — quite pos­sibly for the or­chestra as much as for me — and I’m looking for­ward to it immensely.

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival

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