Writing and Research

I write (and talk) about my own music and the music of friends and colleagues; sometimes about EXAUDI; sometimes about other topics.

My Durham University research profile can be found here.


Audio interview with Matthew Shlomowitz on Summer for Soundmaking podcast, 2022

Interview with Simon Reynell (another timbre) on Summer disc, 2021

Interview with Simon Reynell (another timbre) on windfell, 2019

Interview with Jack Sheen on Saenredam, 2017

‘How I compose’– contribution to a series of blogs curated by Lee Westwood, 2017

Profile and interview with me by Tim Rutherford-Johnson, 2010

On my own work

On Winstanley and The Freedom of the Earth in The Guardian, 9th June 2011 here

On others’ work

Two chapters on Michael Finnissy, ‘Finnissy’s Voices’ and ‘Finnissy’s Hand’, in Pace, Ian and McBride, Nigel, Critical Perspectives on Michael Finnissy (London: Routledge, 2019)

On Cassandra Miller in Tempo (2014) here

On Howard Skempton in The Guardian, 18th February 2010 here

In conversation with Christopher Fox in Tempo (2006) here

Other publications

Op-ed in The Guardian on the campaign to save the BBC Singers, 24 March 2023 here

Editor of CoMA partsongs, volume 1 (2018), an anthology of new experimental music for vocal ensemble