Sounds of Rousay
One of my main projects in 2017 was initiating, executing and directing this project dedicated to the island of Rousay, one of the Orkney Isles. It is an entirely original product connecting my concept of composition to the characteristics of a geographical place, crossing over into photography and videography.
The project was published in July 2017. Find more information on the project’s blog page.
Poetry in Music
In late 2016 / early 2017 I challenged myself to composing an entirely original suite of music, based on three selected contemporary poems.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Equality and Diversity Forum commissioned five new pieces of traditional music to acknowledge Glasgow’s role in the slave trade of the late 1700s.
The new music was performed and recorded during Black History Month (October) 2017.