Click below to read about a selection of projects and commissions


The Debussy Studies Project

12 new Studies on the same titles as the Debussy Etudes

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Book I

Luke Stoneham: Pour les cinq doigts

Timothy Salter: Study in thirds

Anthony Payne: Study in fourths and tritones

Jean Hasse: Sixths

Howard Skempton: Octaves

Jonathan Powell: Piece montée (pour les huit doigts)


Book II

Ian Wilson: Pour les degrés chromatiques

Michael Finnissy: Pour les agréments

Martin Butler: Lucifer’s Banjo (Repeated notes)

Katharine Norman: Fuga interna (Opposed sonorities)

Julian Anderson: Pour les arpèges composés (Etude no 3)

Andrew Toovey: Techno Stomp (Chords)


Les Enfants de Rameau

13 Variations on Rameau’s Le Lardon modelled on Variations, Interlude et Finale by Dukas

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Variation I  Martin Butler

Variation II  Katharine Norman

Variation III  Colin Mathews

Variation IV  John Woolrich

Variation V-Barcarolla  Jonathan Powell

Variation VI  Luke Stoneham

Variation VII  Morgan Hayes

Variation VIII- Misreading Rameau (Etude no 4)  Julian Anderson 

Variation IX  Peter Wiegold

Variation X – Rameau Remembered  Gabriel Jackson

Variation XI  Howard Skempton

Tango (avec le lardon vu par Dukas)  Michael Finnissy

Finale: The Haunting Bough  John Casken

Erik Satie: The Complete Works for Piano in 5 Concerts


I Towards the Rosy Cross (1885-1891)

II Montmartre (1892-1897)

III Monsieur le pauvre (1898-1910)

IV Chapters turned every which way (1911-1914)

V Diversions (1914-1920)

(Peter Wiegold’s  Honfleur (after Satie) was composed to be performed in the cycle)

What Strikes the Clocke?

October 31 2004 Birtwistle Games Festival Southbank Centre London


A sequence of games and rituals happening every hour, and inspired by Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks and the fantasia by 17th-century composer Edward Gibbons, What Strikes the Clocke?  which chimes the hours from one to twelve. Conceived with percussionist Richard Benjafield, and composers Alison Cox and Morgan Hayes, all the games were created for the particular set-up of a piano enclosed in a circular battery of percussion like a crystal in the body of a watch. The events included composers and musicians of all ages and backgrounds from children to distinguished professionals. These included members of Endymion; students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, pupils of the Purcell School, Marylebone C of E and Hemel Hempstead schools and members of Creative Roots, an arts association for people with experience of mental ill-health. The event culminated in the Grand Ritual; 60 one-minute compositions by a range of composers, aged between ten and seventy.


Some of the premieres included Christina Athinodorou Midnight Pulses, Diana Burrell Antiphon,  Jonathan Cole Fizz-whistle Bang, Tansy Davies A Coiled Spring, Anthony Gilbert Swallowtail, Simon Holt Nebeltanz,  Brian Inglis Tintinnabulation, Alison Kay Minute, Stephen Montague Just a Minute, Branka Popovic What strikes the Clocke?, Dobrinka Tabakova What strikes the Clocke?,  Ian Vine seventy objects,  Raymond Yiu  Birds whose voices run with light, among many others.