Upcoming events

KONTAKTE review and album of the week feature in the Guardian

"Barton and Rhys prove perfect guides to all these complexities; there may already be a number of recordings of this remarkable work, but theirs adds an extra dimension to it, both literally and metaphorically." - Andrew Clements


Public performances are cancelled/postponed/limited until further notice due to Covid-19.


New release out soon:

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day

released on Another Timbre

18 August 2020


New releases out now:

Tim Parkinson - Here Comes a Monster

released on Takuroku

vocals recorded during lockdown

May 2020

I hope this finds you well in these strange times

released on Nonclassical

CHAINES - so smol (hewwo) recorded during lockdown

with GBSR Duo

July 2020

Recent events

22-23 March

Recording with GBSR Duo

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day

Real World Studios

Release Summer 2020 - details tba

13 March

'Professor Bad Trip'

with UPROAR new music ensemble

Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

10-17 March

Living Room Music project

with Clod Ensemble

12 March

Sound Out 2020

with London Sinfonietta

Royal Festival Hall

28 February

'Professor Bad Trip'

with UPROAR new music ensemble

music by Andrew Lewis, Sarah Lianne Lewis, Bethan Morgan-Williams, Tristan Murail, Fausto Romitelli, and Kaija Saariaho

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

15 February - Bangor Music Festival

Solo recital - music for piano, electronics and video

Joanna Bailie - Roll Call

Tom Sissons - Notes on Absence #1 (world premiere)

Siwan Rhys - dwylo

Michel van der Aa - Transit

Stiwdio, Pontio Bangor

14 February - Bangor Music Festival

Six new works by CoDI Sound composers

with UPROAR new music ensemble

White Box, Pontio Bangor

22 January

Composition workshop with GBSR Duo

City University London

15 December

'Migrating Sounds'

with Brimingham Contemporary Music Group

music by Rebecca Saunders, Richard Causton, Shiori Usui, and Vito Zuraj

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

8 December

'On Hauntology'

works by Rosemary Brown and Eva-Maria Houben

London Contemporary Music Festival

Ambika P3, London

3 December

GBSR Duo concert - City University concert series

music by Olly Sellwood (world premiere), CHAINES (world premiere), Nicholas Moroz, Christian Wolff, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Jo Kondo

City University, London

2 December

Nicholas Moroz - Intralatent

EXPO Oxford concert series

Jacqueline du Pre Buildhing, Oxford

22 November

Concert with GBSR Duo - Music at Oxford

music by Hannah Lash, Mark David Boden, Liam Mattison, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Gregory Rose

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

18 November - hcmf//

Nicholas Moroz - Intralatent (world premiere)

GBSR Duo - Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Huddersfield Town Hall

13 November

Coaching for piano, percussion, and composition departments

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

2 November

Hans Abrahamsen - Schnee

with London Sinfonietta

Esplanade, Singapore

28 October

Premiere of Dwylo (free instrumentation)

Rhodri Davies, Angharad Davies, Tim Parkinson

Ty Cerdd @ nightmusic

St David's Hall

20 October

recording session with Apartment House

18 October

Lunchtime recital with GBSR Duo

music by Hannah Lash, Mark David Boden, Liam Mattison, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Gregory Rose

Barber Institute, Birmingham

5-6 October

'RNS @ Westmoreland Road'

with Royal Northern Sinfonia

music by Copland, Barber, and Philip Glass

Westmoreland Hall

21-22 September

Benedict Mason - Hotel Paradiso (world premiere)

Transart Festival

Carezza, South Tyrol

13 September

Tim Parkinson - Pleasure Island  live performance

Cafe Oto, London

23-27 August - Presteigne Festival

26 August, 2pm - piano and percussion recital with George Barton (percussion)

27 August, 2pm - piano and voice recital with Elizabeth Cragg (soprano)

13 August

Proms Inspire

with Aurora Orchestra

Maida Vale Studios


14 July

Rolf Hind - Tiger's Nest

PRSF New Music Biennial

10 July

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians

with Colin Currie Group

MISA Festival, Shanghai

3 July

'Music in Dialogue' - music by Stockhausen and Ondřej Adámek

with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Barber Institute, Birmingham

24-25 June

Composition Get Together - featured performer with GBSR duo

University of Southampton

23 June

Thomas Larcher - Ouroboros

with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings

21 June

'Physical Education' - new work by Robert Reid Allan

with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

12 June

Concert with Lucy Goddard (mezzo soprano)

Songs by Copland, Barber, Ruth Crawford Seeger, George Crumb, Rebecca Clarke, Ives, Cage, Feldman

Downing College, Cambridge

2 June

Music of Today - premieres by Chia-Ying Lin, Alex Woolf, Benjamin Ashby

with Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall

10 May


Angharad Davies - new work

Duo with Tim Parkinson

BBC Hall Swansea

23 April - 1 May

Living Room Music project

with Clod Ensemble

26 April

Feldman - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

with Explore Ensemble

City University, London

11-12 April

Stockhausen recording


details tba

4 April

'Minimalism at Wylam' - music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams

with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

21 March

'Murmurs' - music by Rebecca Saunders, Donghoon Shin, and Jia Guoping

with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

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