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A brief biography

I trained at the Royal Academy of Music. Immediately after graduation I started working for a jingle house in Soho, London and thus started my media career. I have worked on many very high profile campaigns and have won many awards for my media work, including amongst others, 2 clios, 2 A.I.CP. awards, an Emmy and was a finalist 5 times in the British Television craft awards.

In 2012 I decided to retire from writing music to order and concentrate on writing music with a more noble purpose and weighty content. My influences vary greatly, but I would put Tippet, Britten and Dutilleux at the top of the list.

I take great pride in my technique which has been honed over the years, firstly through private study and secondly, via real world experience with some of the finest session and orchestral players London has to offer.
My aim is to communicate to as wide an audience as I can and so I have eschewed the dodecaphonic style and the permanent (some would say alienating) asymmetrical rhythm found in many contemporary works (but not before I explored these parameters! ), in favour of a deeply personal harmonic approach to expression and structural function, allied with a willingness to always exploit any contrapuntal opportunities afforded by the material. This philosophy is most apparent in works like the Theme and Variations for strings, the Violin Sonata and the Clarinet and Cello Concertos.

Having spent almost 30 years writing music for popular, immediate consumption, I am now on a journey of discovery to find out what I am capable of, wish me luck.

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