News

August 2020

Over the summer I've been composing in one of the more unusual places I've ever composed in, a Long Barrow. However, far from being of prehistoric construction, this one is still being built by an exceptional team of stonemasons in Shropshire. It's the perfect setting for my next piece of choral music to be inspired by pre-history. More to follow!

 

June 2020

On Windover Hill has just been featured on DigVentures international festival of archaeology; DigNation. I was delighted to present my research on the Long Man of Wilmington and talk about the discoveries I've made of the incredible creative responses to the figure. You can watch again here.

 

May 2020

I was delighted that the musicians of Willingdon House Music selected my 'Fidget' for their live Facebook concert on May 29th. Scored for flute, clarinet, oboe, and viola, it was inspired by homeschooling my 13yr old son during COVID-19 lockdown. It now features on the website 'In Time of Pandemic', a celebration of creativity during this times. Click here to hear how fidgety he can be!

April 2020

The BBC have announced the broadcast of a 60 minute documentary charting the creative process behind On Windover Hill. Presented by Emily Jeffery, it was first broadcast on BBC radio on April 13th 2020 at 9pm. The programme is available to listen to here.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra have included the premiere of On Windover Hill in their April newsletter.

Available to download here.

2020 Performances

 

May

 Premiere of 'Fidget' by Willingdon House Music - Facebook Live 29th May 

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

On Windover Hill at Beltain Festival, Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire

25 April

Ode to Joy Finale, arranged Nathan James for chamber orchestra, Petersfield, Hampshire

7 March

The premiere of On Windover Hill; Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Harlequin Chamber Choir, Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex

1 February 2020

Pre-Concert creative walk round the Long Man of Wilmington with Justin Hopper, Peter Martin, Nathan James, and Anna Tabbush

All material copyight 2020 Castley Music

Photographs: Rachel Poulton