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CDs (hover on image for info, click for links)

Plus Minus ensemble play 'Repetitions in Extended Time' and 'How Things Come Together' Wet Ink ensemble play 'Dead Time' Philip Thomas and Quatuor Bozzini plays 'Piano Quintet' Orazbayeva and Knoop play 'Receiving the Approaching Memory' Ensemble Offspring plays 'Five Miniatures in Three Parts' Diego Castro Magas plays 'M.C.E' Philip Thomas - Vessels Exaudi - Eight Voices Apartment House - Four Parts to Centre Andrew Sparling - Open 2 Ensemble Recherche CD Darragh Morgan - Opera CD NMC Songbook Clive Willliamson - One Minute Wonders Elision - Transference


Selected works (2000-present)

Please contact the composer for performance materials

A Coiled Form (2020) variable duration (min. 7')
   Commissioned by Sarah Saviet and the Riot Ensemble with funds provided by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. First performance tbc.

Dead Time (2019) 20'
   Alto flute, tenor sax, violin, piano, percussion, electronics
   Commissioned by Wet Ink ensemble. First performed by them, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 20th November, 2019

How Things Come Together (2019) 23'
   23-piece ensemble
   Commissioned by Contrechamps with funds made available from the Ernst von Siemen Foundation. First performed Contrechamps, conducted Vimbayi Kaziboni, 24th September, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

First Light (2018) 40'
   24-piece choir
   Commissioned by Transit Festival, Leuven. First performed by De3DeAdem, conducted Maarten Von Ingelgem, Transit Festival, Leuven, Belgium, 13th October, 2018

To Shadow (2017) 35'
   Organ, gamelan and three cellos
   Commissioned by Tre Voci (privately funded) and first performed by them together with Kit Downes (organ) and members of the Southbank Gamelan Players, conducted Darren Bloom, Union Chapel, London, 7th February 2018

Piano Quintet (2017) 60'
   Piano and string quartet
   Commissioned and first performed by Philip Thomas and the Bozzini Quartet, Montreal, 18th September, 2017

Things have never been as much like they are now ever before (2016) 35'
   Bass clarinet, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, cello
   Commissioned by the Darmstadt Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Germany. Written for and first performed by asamisimasa, 12th August, 2016

a form in search of itself (2016) 20'
   Flute, tenor saxophone, percussion, electronics, piano, soprano, and violin
   Commissioned by Wet Ink ensemble and first performed by them, St. Peter's Church, Chelsea, New York City, 10th June, 2016

Passing Light (2014) 40'
   e. gtr, accordion, e. keyboard, vln, vla, vc, electronics.
Collaboration with visual artist Tim Head. Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta with funds from the Arts Council of Great Britain. First performance: Spitalfields Festival, London, 15th June 2014

Receiving the Approaching Memory (2014) 40'
   vln pf
First performed Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 1st December, 2014

Seven Circular Forms (2013) 15'
   cl, bsn, hrn, vln, vla, vc, db
Commissioned by ensemble 7Bridges and first performed by them, conducted James Weeks, St Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield, 18th May 2013

Vessels (2012) 25' (extended version 76', 2013)
Commissioned by Philip Thomas and first performed by him, Firth Hall, Sheffield, 31st October, 2012

Eight Voices (2011) 16'
Commissioned by Exaudi with funds provided by the Britten Pears Foundation. First performed by Exaudi, conducted James Weeks, Darmstadt Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Germany, 23rd July, 2012

MCE (2010) 14'
   guitar solo
Commissioned by Anders Forisdal with funds provided by the Norwegian Arts Council. First performed by Anders Forisdal, Gronland Kammermusikfestival, Oslo, Norway, 4th June, 2010


Surface forms (repeating) (2009) 14'
   fl, cl, tpt, trb, vla, vc, triple harp, perc, mezzo soprano
Commissioned by Elision ensemble and first performed by them, conducted Manuel Nawri, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 26th November, 2009

Surface forms (repeating) Surface forms (repeating)

Quietly Rising (piano piece 2008) (2008) 4'   
   pf with optional electronics (moogbar)
Commissioned by Philip Thomas and first performed by him, Phipps Hall, Huddersfield, 26th February, 2009

Quietly Rising Quietly Rising

an oblique (2008) 3'
   mezzo-soprano, pf

Repetitions in Extended Time (2008) 43'
   Bass cl., e. gtr., pf, 2 keybds, vln, vc
Commissioned by the 2008 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. First performed by ensemble Plus Minus, conducted Mark Knoop, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 23rd November 2008

Repetitions in Extended Time Repetitions in Extended Time

Five Miniatures in Three Parts (2008) 5'
   flexible instrumentation (3 Players)
Commissioned by Norwegian Arts Council. First performed by asamisimasa, Warehouse, London, 13th November 2008

Five Miniatures in Three Parts Quietly Rising

a leaf falls on loneliness (2007) 5'
   cl, mezzo-soprano, pf, vln, vc
Commissioned by the Austrian Cultural Forum. Ossian ensemble with Lore Lixenberg, conducted Darren Bloom, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, 18th April 2007

a leaf falls on loneliness

Linden quartet (2006) 15'
   cl, pf, e. gtr, percussion
Commissioned by the Norwegian Arts Council and first performed by Asamisimasa, Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway, 14th March 2007

Shifting Light (2006) 6'
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra in partnership with UBS, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted Sir Colin Davies, Barbican, London, 24th September 2006

Shifting Light

Return (2005) 13'    e. gtr
First performed by Alan Thomas, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 12th February 2006

Return I Return II Return III

Piano Set (six miniatures) (2005) 7'
First performed by Mary Dullea, The Warehouse, London, 12th November 2005

Six Symmetries (2004) 15'
   large ensemble (17 instruments)
Commissioned by IMPULS and first performed by Klangforum Wien, Graz, Austria February 2005

Six Symmetries 1 Six Symmetries mve.1 Six Symmetries mve.2 p.1 Six Symmetries mve.2 p.2

Octet (2004) 15'
   fl, ob, cl, bcl, bn, btrb, vc, db
Commissioned and first performed 175 East, Christchurch, New Zealand, 12th June 2004


Second In Nomine after William Byrd (2004) 7'
   a. fl, cl, pf, vln, vla, vc
Commissioned jointly by Chroma and the Alderburg Festival. First performed by Chroma, Leamington Spa Festival, 9th May, 2004

Four Cycles (2002-2005) 25'
   13 instruments
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta with funds provided by the Gulbenkian Foundation. First performed by London Sinfonietta, St Lukes, London, 13th May 2006

Four Cycles I Four Cycles Ia Four Cycles II Four Cycles III Four Cycles IV Four Cycles 1

Rise (2003) 10'
   cl, pf, vln, vc
Commissioned and first performed by ensemble Plus-Minus, The Warehouse, London, 20th Nov, 2003


I-V (2003) 7'
Commissioned and first performed by Jonathan Powell, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 2003

I-V p.1 I-V p.2 I-V p.3

Low Time Patterns (#1-5) (2002) 16'
   bfl, ca, bcl, perc, vn, va, vc
Commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of England and Stephen Bell. First performed by Ensemble Recherche, 26th Nov 2002

Four Parts to Centre (2002) 17'
   cl, egui, va, vc
Commissioned by West Deutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and the Wiiterner Tage fur Neue Kammermusik.First performed by Apartment House, Wittener Tage fur Neue Kammermusik, Germany, 26th Apr. 2002

Four Parts to Centre

Etre-temps (2002) 15'
Commissioned by Philip Thomas with funds made available through Sheffield and Southampton Universities. First performed by Philip Thomas, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 25th Oct., 2002

Etre Temps p.1 Etre Temps p.2

Inner-voice (2001) 10'
Commissioned by Festival Klangspuren for Teodoro Anzellotti. First performed Schwaz, Austria, 16th Sept, 2001

Listenings I (2001) 15'
   vn, pf
First performed Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea, The Warehouse, London, 12th Dec, 2002

Open 2 (2001) 16'
Commissioned and first performed by Andrew Sparling, St Cyprians, London, 5th Dec 2001

Open II Open 2

The Ground (2000) 10'
   fl, cl, vib, pf, vn, va, vc, db
Commissioned by Ixion ensemble with funds provided by the PRS. First performed by Ixion, conducted by Michael Finnissy, The Warehouse, London, 19th Oct, 2000

The Ground