My piece for choir, The Hazelnut, is out now on Spotify! This is thanks to the amazing team at the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) who I worked with throughout the pandemic. They linked up with Choir & Organ magazine to publish the score and release this recording.
I thought I’d write a little about my approach to the harmony in this piece.
I’m obsessed with tuning and microtones; I love exploring the nooks and crannies of quartertones and Just Intonation. When using these tunings, I often make use of symmetry. My most common trick is to use chords that cut a perfect fourth exactly in half, with a third just a little smaller than a minor third.