The three tracks below represent a short taster of my music.
Why did you bring these daggers from the place is an excerpt from my chamber opera of Macbeth, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Festival Opera singers.
Chasing the Nose is a work for a combination of jazz and classical musicians
A Stratagem for Light is one movement from the larger work of the same name for vocal trio and recorder quintet
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Photos from the rehearsal room of Handspun. 23-25 Feb, 7:30pm, ROH2, Exposure Dance
The choreographer (Ilona Jantti) and composer (Luke Styles) approached this work each from their particular fields, music and aerial work. They both focused on showing the virtuosity and very different difficulties of playing an instrument and of dancing on a rope while closely listening to each other and intertwining these two solos into a duet of aerial dance and live cello. Handspun is one of my most internationally performed works, with performances at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sirkuslandsbyen, Torshovparken Oslo, Norway, Helsinki Music Center as part of Cirko Festival Finland, in Trutnov, Czech Republic, at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London, at the Panama Aerial Festival, Panama City, at Subcase Nordic Circus Fair/Dansens Hus, Stockholm, at the Kokkolan Festival, Finland, by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra for their Chamber Series, Helsinki, at the Oulu Music Festival, Finland, at DIOD, Jihlava, Czech Republic, at the XV. International Festival of New Circus and Theatre, Letni Letna, Prague, CZ, in Latvia (Riga), Switzerland and Germany.
Macbeth, 1st October 2015
Commissioned by Glyndebourne and performed at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Festival Opera singers. Composer Luke Styles, Director/Librettist Ted Huffman, Conductor Jeremy Bines. © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Robert Workman