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New chamber work: "On moor and mountain"

Having arrived at Royal Holloway for my postgraduate degree, I was uncertain whether I would be sculpted into an experimental and devoted contemporary composer. But within the first week, I realised that this wasn't the case in the slightest.

Nevertheless, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and under the tuition of Christian Mason, I began exploring the idea of the performative space as an instrument and how musical decisions such as senza misura (no barlines) and extended techniques can create a world of sound rather than just a musical sound. Scored for flute and cello, the piece was workshopped by members of CHROMA Ensemble before being recorded by my good friends, Hannah McCoo and Arina Brovanova.

On moor and mountain takes the first line of a Fukada Chiyo-ni haiku and creates a musical landscape of Native America. Inspired by Katherine Hoover's compositions influenced by Native American music, this piece uses no barlines to allow for the players to phase their respective parts in and out of each other to reflect the wind of such a landscape.

For more information about this work, follow this link.


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