Garden of Forking Paths was developed during the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Pilot Scheme in 2012. It is scored for bass clarinet, Bb clarinet and Eb clarinet and was designed to be performed in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St. Luke’s. I would describe the piece as ‘site-reactive’ rather than site-specific, as it can be adapted to illuminate, and bring to life, many other spaces. This performance was at Shoreditch Church in March 2013.
This ambitious work is scored for mezzo soprano, 8 clarinets and strings, video and large building.
To create an immersive ‘environment’ in which every audience member has a unique listening experience while being completely enveloped inside the drama. It extends in front, behind, to the sides, above and below them.
To increase awareness of the dramatic role that the space can play in a musical performance i.e. become a character (as with Gothic Fiction)
To form a synergy between music, text, video, lighting, movement, and the space
To examine, and develop to a new level of sophistication, the dramatic interaction between onstage and offstage
SCENES FROM A TRAGEDY
A trumpet concerto for the highly accomplished soloist Paul Mayes and players from the London Symphony Orchestra. This piece was inspired by scene changes in Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons', the soundtrack to Polanski's 'Chinatown' and the bustling cityscape of Naples.