Recent Work

I have almost finished the final term of the first year of the Guildhall Masters Programme. Although we are still writing and preparing for performances I have written an account of the various pieces and projects that I have been working on over the last year. I approached the projects that are part of the… Continue reading Recent Work

February Update

The Twelfth Night Cast and Crew (that's me on the left)

Well, here’s another update for all of you following my progress here in London (ahem). I’ve just gone through a month of intense busyness, as I juggle projects and performances, but things have eased off now, allowing me to focus on the compositions I am writing. I’ve also shifted my focus a little bit to… Continue reading February Update

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Christmas Update

As Christmas approaches I felt it was appropriate to update you on my progress and activities this term. Last weekend we concluded our contemporary dance project with two performances at the London Contemporary Dance School. Although it went through many revisions and rethinks over the 6 weeks that we worked on the project I ended up composing… Continue reading Christmas Update

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An Update

Over the last few months I have been properly settling into London and into music college and my degree. I moved into my flat three weeks ago, and have been busily getting set up with all the usual living necessities, as well as a digital piano so that I can compose at home whenever I… Continue reading An Update

Learning Musical Styles with Transcription

This is the introduction to an excellent article on adopting new musical styles on The rest of the article goes on to set up some ways you can go about properly learning a new musical style. Whether its true or not, Broadway music is largely seen as a derivative art form among the Broadway… Continue reading Learning Musical Styles with Transcription


What is diegesis? Diegesis is a term used in film music to discribe the way in which the elements of film relate to the narrative the film is telling. In film music, it is  simple way of describing the function of music: if it occurs within the world of the characters (i.e. someone could hear it) it… Continue reading Diegesis

Who does what?

So, what does everybody do? When you read a programme you can see all sorts of music related jobs, many of which sound like the same thing. I’ve provided a brief outline of the most common roles below. Of course, many of these will be done by the same person in a smaller production, and… Continue reading Who does what?