Large Scale Works

Fear and Trembling (2016) c.12'

3fl (picc), 3ob, 2cl, bcl, 4hn, 2tpt, 2tbn, btbn, 4perc (bd, sus, 2wdbl; glk, tam, sn, tr) harp, pf, strings (8,6,4,4,2)

Based on the book of the same name by Søren Kierkegaard, First performance to be in Edinburgh 20th November, Conducted by James Lowe.

Strands (2015) c.10' 

2fl, 2ob, 3cl, 2asax, 2tsax, barsax, hn, bsn, tpt, 2tbn, 4perc (4wdbl,kit,xyl) gtr, elec, synth, org, bgtr, strings (8,8,6,4,2) 

First performance by the Tinderbox Orchestra in the Assembly Roxy in December 2015, Conducted by Harry Whalley and Mike Kearny. Solo Trumpet by Jennifer Laahs, 

Entangled Music (2013) c. 60' 

Fl(Picc), Ob(CorAngl), 2Cl(2B.Cl), 2Hn, Bsn, 2Pno, 2Vln, Vla, 2Vc, Cb

First performance by the 'Meta Ensemble' in the Reid Hall, Edinburgh November 2013. Conducted by James Lowe. 

Jammerwoch (2013) c. 20'

(2Fl,2Ob,2Cl,2Bsn,2Hn,2Tpt,2Tbn,Tba,Timp, 2Perc (BD,SD,susp.cym,cyms,tam-t, xyl) Stings (10,8,6,4,2))

First performance by Peyee Chen and the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) in the Reid Hall, Edinburgh November 2013. Conducted by James Lowe. 



Collatz (2013) c.20'

Picc,2Fl,2Ob,2Cl,B.Cl,2Bsn, 4Hn,3Tpt,2Tbn,B.Tbn,Tba,Hp,Pno,Strings (10,8,6,4,2)

Using number from the Collatz Sequence to hang a large scale composition. 

Chamber & Solo Works


Leighton Contrasts (2018) 


A study for solo Piano, written between the Banff centre and Scotland. First performed by Svetoslav Todorov in 2018 St Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh.  


Flodden Wall (2016)

2Vln, Vla, Vc, Db, Gtr, Pf, Kit

Written for Ron Davis. First performed on BBC Radio 3 during the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also at the Lula Lounge Toronto.


A Report to History (2016)

Cl. (B.Cl), 2Vln, Vla, Vc

Especially written for the acoustic of St. Vincent's Chapel, Stockbridge.  First performance by Pete Furniss, Clarinet and the Gildas Quartet.

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Gods and Designers (2014) c.6'

Sop, Vc.

A setting of the poem 'Gods and Designers' by Brian Felsen, first performed by Peyee Chen and Anna Menzies at the INTIME conference, October 2014 in Coventry. 



Forever and Shall be (2014) c.6'

Sop, Vc, Pno 

First performance by Rachel Timney, Justyna Jablonska and Sarah Becker at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh August 2014.  This piece is part of the Spoken Spaces, Sonic Traces series at the Edinburgh Festival fringe, Setting the words of scottish poets to music. The Poem Forever and Shall be was written by Kathy Muir.

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Seven Rocks (2014) c.21'

Vln, Vla, Vc

First performance by members of the Gildas Quartet, 31st May 2014, in St Georges Church, Millom, Cumbria.  My thanks to the Norman Nicolson Society and the Britten-Pears Foundation for their support in commissioning this work. 


Six Impossible Composition Before Breakfast (2014) c. N/A

For any or specified instrumentation. Performed and Unperformed

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Transgression (2012) c.10'

For Wind Quintet; Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn, Bsn

First performed by the ‘Northern Lights Wind Quintet’ – Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh Nov 2013

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Clasp Together - beta (2012) c.7'

For Small ensemble and live Electronics - EEG headset and Neurogranular Sampler

Vln, B.Cl, Tbn, Cb. EEG, NGS

First performed by the 'Red Note Ensemble' featuring Pete Furniss, The Jam House Edinburgh, 2012 as part of the 'Inventor-Composer Co-Action'. My thanks to Panos Mavros for his amazing technical work.


Motion (2012) c.7'

Vln, Cl, Hn, Pno, Vc

First performed by the Artisan Trio with guests Peter Furniss and Alec Frank-Gemmill in the Reid Hall Edinburgh. 

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Little Harmonic Labyrinth (2012) c.∞'

Video Installation, duet for solo performer. Vln

First shown at the Summer Hall Gallery in Edinburgh between 6 October - 1st November 2012 with Emma Lloyd as the performer. 

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12a631 (2011) c.10'

String Quintet; 2Vln,Vla, Vc, Cb

First performance by the Gildas Quartet and Andres Kungla at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh. November 2013. 

This piece is based on some of the work of Julia Collins and links the knot 12a631 and its braid pattern to the harmony of Peter Schatt and the 'tone clock'.

Pripyat (2010) c.5'

Trio and Tape; Fl, Cl, Vc, Tape

First performance at the the White door Gallery during the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival by the Contingent Chamber Ensemble.

This piece explores graphic notation and manipulated recordings of the instruments.

Flight of the Willow Warbler (2009) c.20'

Electro-acoustic. Very short run Acetate Record.

Cl, B.Cl, Org, Perc, Electronics, Tape

First performance at the Soundings Festival Edinburgh 2011. Also used as part of the BMus Course at Middlesex University.