I'm very excited to be able to announce that I will be featured at the 2018 MATA Festival in New York. They will be performing my piece for Keyboard Quartet, A Noise So Loud. It's an amazing festival that will give me the chance to meet interesting composers from around the world.
A Noise So Loud is a slab of microtonal melancholy that moves from the truly grim to the maybe not. Musically, it stems from my attempts to conjoin my interest in riffs with my desire for long, progressive structures. The harmonic language is tonal, but makes use of an even-tempered quarter-tone scale. As the piece progresses, the rigid tempo and locked-in riffs of the first movement make way for more fluid, impromptu movement.
I am currently looking for an opportunity to present the piece in the UK after April 2018.