I compose for live performance, for recordings, dance, media and installations. I work with acoustic instruments, electronic instruments and audio recordings. Here is a selection of the type of work I do.
Orchestral – previously Composer-in-Residence with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch, Composer-in-Residence with London Chamber Orch. Commissions from the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orch, RSNO, Athens Camerata, BBC Symphony Orch, BBC Concert Orch.
Chamber – collaborations include those with Yo-Yo Ma, The Sacconi Quartet, Kathryn Stott, Nederlands Blazersensemble, Powerplant, Will Gregory, Ensemble Bash, Piano Circus, Simon Haram
Cross-Art – projects include those with Tate St Ives, Minack Theatre, a VR collaboration with Shezad Dawood, the Geography music app for HFC and the tree-planting Birch 2020 project.
Dance – collaborations with Shobana Jeyasingh, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Bi-Ma, Sidonie Rochon, Munich Ballet, Portugal National Ballet
Education/Community – includes 3 UK PRS Composer residencies, 9 regional community projects, university seminars, masterclasses and directed workshops in UK, Japan, Italy and Soweto
Performer – directs Fitkin Band 9-piece group and works with harpist Ruth Wall as FitkinWall.
Selected UK – Cello Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma at BBC Proms, Mindset for the Royal Ballet, The Athlon for LCO at Cultural Olympiad, Home for Royal Opera House (with Jasmin Vardimon), Lost for aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor, Recorder Concerto for Sophie Westbrooke and BBC National Orch of Wales, Twenty-Six Days for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wing for Royal Aeronautical Society
Selected non-UK – Partially Screaming for Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Birch 1871 for orchestra to celebrate 2014 European City of Culture, Umea in Sweden, People for Les Elements in Toulouse, Tracking Yesterday’s England for Calefax, Amsterdam, Circuit for Kathy Stott and Noriko Ogawa and Tokyo Symphony Orch, Huoah for New York City Ballet
Prizes – three BASCA Composer Awards, International Grand Prix Dance Music Award 2000, Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Award 2015