I am absolutely thrilled to annouce that I have been selected as one of the 1,000 artists to take part in World Event Young Artists (WEYA) 2012 with my immersive opera Entr'acte.
The festival is the first of its kind and will take place in Nottingham this September. It is a truly global event with artists from 100 nations across the world taking part. I'm still blown away by the thought of it and the wonderful experience and opportunity it will provide.
Read more about the event here and view a wonderful BBC Slide Show here.
In other news...
I realise it has been ages since I've posted an update but I promise it has been because I've been beavering away on some new projects. I have just recently completed Limbo a 7-minute octet for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and will be having an extract from my orchestral work Nocturne (the revised piece: Nocturne 0.4) performed by Toy Sound Circus in May conducted by Dan Watson. I have a few choral pieces lined up for St Barnabas Cathedral Choir which will now doubt premiere in June and be taken on tour with us to Northern Ireland in June/July 2012.
Tomorrow I screech out some high B-flat's in Mahler's 2nd Symphony in a performance by the University Philharmonia and Choir of the University of Nottingham including a wealth of current and former students. Rehearsals have been going really well and the performance promises to be incredibly exciting.
Next week sees the press launch of Architects of Air's EXXOPOLIS at Lakeside Arts Centre which will be coming in June. This will include performances of my music by a live choir inside the construction and should be a beautiful experience. If you've never experienced the Architects of Air's Luminaria, I really urge you to go - it had me amazed. I'm also going to be writing a new choral piece for the space itself which I'm really looking forward to.
That's all for now folks. I'll try to keep my updates a little more regular from now on.