Complete List of Works


Turbines, symphony orchestra, 10' (2018)

Last Breaths, chamber orchestra, 1'30'' (2018)

Hypomania, symphony orchestra, 10' (2018)

Three Miniatures, symphony orchestra, 4' (2017)

Definitions, soprano and symphony orchestra, 6’ (2016)

Federalizing Zoo, chamber orchestra, 5’ (2015)

To the Lighthouse, orchestra, 4’30’’ (2015)



Pay the Piper, commissioned for GYO with librettist Hazel Gould and Balancing the Score composers (2020/21)

We Did Our Best, collaboration with librettist Ruth Mariner. Commissioned by Tête à Tête, 9' (2019)

The Manchester Peace Song Cycle: excerpt from 'Disabled' by Wilfred Owen. Dir. Feelgood Theatre, 2' (2018)

 Tell Me The Truth About Love, linking passages (23') as part of a production with Streetwise Opera (2018)

Citizens of Nowhere, chamber opera for two sops, mezzo, oboe/cor anglais, bassoon and cello, 35' (2017)

Kingdoms Come and Kingdoms Go, opera chorus with lyrics by Streetwise Opera performers, 4' (2016)

The Attic, opera scene for tenor and mixed ensemble, 8’ (2016)


Outside of Me, In / Wish That I Could, 3'. Created for choreographer Lisa Rowley (2020)
Head Above Water, 15'. Commission from Joss Arnott Dance Company (2019/20)

Shell, 7' and Sunken City, 7'. Commissioned by Carolyn Bolton (2019)

CUE, written for Ensemble Klang, 15'. Choreographed by Malgorzata Dzierzon (2018)

Citizens of Nowhere, 35'. Choreographed by Dane Hurst (2017)

Solo Matter, electronics, 13’. Choreographed by Carolyn Bolton with Mbulelo Ndabeni (2017)

Imaginary Situations, 45'. Created for 'your ten thousand eyes' by Julie Cunningham (2017)



For the Love of Ava, short film (2018)



Behold! Christmas carol for SATB chorus with organ or piano, 3'15'' (2018)

Dust, TBB chorus, 2'10" (2017)

1967 in the Red House, TBB with piano, 4’ (2017)

Speak Out, SATB chorus with piano, 8' (2017)

Fall, Leaves, Fall, SSA chorus with piano, 4’30’’ (2016)

If I Have Not Love, double mixed chorus, 3’ (2014)



Federalizing Zoo, wind ensemble, 5' (2017)



Uptake, alto saxophone, bass guitar and piano, 3'30'' (2020)

Hrakningar, flute, viola and bassoon, 6'30'' (2018)

Antiphony, string quartet no. 1, string quartet, 17' (2018)

CUE, two saxophones, trombone, guitar, piano, vibraphone, 15' (2018)

The Green Blade, oboe trio, 10’ (2015)

Dawn Horizon, brass quartet, 5’ (2015)



From the River, mezzo-soprano and piano, 12' (2019)

Time and Travel Song Cycle, bass-baritone and guitar, 18’ (2016)

Fridge Poetry Song Cycle, soprano and piano, 10’ (2014)



The Pilgrims at Luke Copse, soprano and piano, 5' (2017)

The Windhover, tenor and piano / soprano, clarinet, harp and double bass, 5' (2016)

To Margot Heinemann, mezzo-soprano and piano, 4’30’’ (2015)

Four Sunflowers, mezzo-soprano and piano, 5’ (2015)

Winds of Iona, a cappella folk song, 3' (2013)

Caedmon’s Hymn, a cappella folk song, 2' (2012)



Glitch, solo clarinet, 4' (2019)

Knocking, solo harp/clarsach, 2'30'' (2019)

 Five Miniatures, solo piano, 6' (2017)

In the Beginning was the Word, solo piano, 3’ (2015)

Tanz, solo recorder, 2’30’’ (2014)

Dad, I Broke the Radio, solo piano, 5’ (2014)



Unprecedented and Masking (EPs) (2020)

The Impossible Piano series of miniatures for synthesized piano (2015-18)

Saxagon, alto saxophone and oboe with percussion and guitar. Collab with Miranda Rimmer (2016)

Levitating Frog, vocals and band. Collab Jack Ross, Anna Meredith, Miranda Rimmer, MONKOORA (2016)

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