Combining Music and Video

Middleton Band marked their 140th anniversary in 2016 by combining music and video in two special anniversary commissions. During 2016 I spent a lot of time working with them on their 140th anniversary piece ‘Perseverance‘. The piece was commissioned using lottery funds from the Arts Council of England, and the second part of the application was Read More …

Middleton Band 140th Anniversary – Performing ‘Perseverance’.

This evening (1 October 2016) is the official celebration of Middleton Band‘s 140th anniversary, marked by a gala performance of ‘Perseverance’, which the band originally commissioned me to write for them almost exactly two years ago. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to be appointed as the band’s Musical Director, so as I write I’m Read More …

Recording ‘Perseverance’ with Middleton Band

Early in July 2015 I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with the mighty Middleton Band at the recording sessions for their latest CD. Back in 2014 the band started discussing commissioning a composition from me to mark their upcoming 140th anniversary in 2016 and after applying and winning Arts Council funding at the end Read More …