Recent Work

Composer/Tutor

Leaver's Song Project

For three weeks in July 2020 I  worked with final year pupils at St Columba’s and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Schools, Bradford, to write and compose their School Leaver’s Songs. 

Writer / Drama Teacher Sian Willams and I met Year Six teaching bubbles each week via video conferencing, to explore their memories of Primary School and their hopes and fears about the changes ahead.  The process was especially poignant under lockdown, with pupils already familiar with the experience of missing those close to them. 

The project gave the pupils a degree of outlet for their current situation, along with a unique musical record of this developmental milestone.

Director

Viral Music

Viral Music was an online community music and writing project that I ran for residents of the Bradford District.  It was funded by the Bradford Council Covid-19 Response Fund, and ran for two weeks during May 2020.

Participants of all abilities, ages and backgrounds collaborated online, creating and developing musical and lyrical themes, exploring the experience of life in lockdown.

For more information on Viral Music, including feedback from participants, click here.

Recent Work

Music Producer

The Not So Ugly Sisters

Since February 2020, I have been recording, mixing and mastering accompanying music, to be played during performances of  The Not So Ugly Sisters, a Leeds Playhouse, Red Ladder and Wrongsemble co-production.

The music was performed by a variety of session musicians and includes piano, keyboard, drums, acoustic, bass and electric guitars, and brass instruments.

Some virtual instrumentation has also been added using sampled music libraries.

Actor/Musician

Actor/Musician

Easter Performance

In February and March 2020, I worked as an Actor and Musician at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire, working with pupils to devise a musical performance based on the Easter Story.

This also involved performing accompanying music during rehearsals and performance, recording pupils’ voices and creating vocal backing tracks, and creating soundscape tracks using sound effects, samples, instruments and synthesisers.

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