snapshot of score of String Quartet no.1

String Quartet no.1

Good morning! Welcome to my web site, where you can find out about my music, and listen to some of it, as well as my various other ventures over the years.

I’ve revisited 60 Minims and made a new realisation of it (the original audio being lost).

Next project: that orchestral version of my 1977/85 Trumpet Concerto (for trumpet and brass band), which I really must not put off any longer!

Psychoyogi News

(For newcomers to this site, along with the activities described here, I also play fretless bass guitar in Psychoyogi — see my Biography.)

Our current album, Shrine, is still available to download and listen to on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon (among others?).

Our run of four recent gigs all went well: at the Montague Arms, New Cross; Biddle Bros. in Hackney (the best of the bunch for me: decent crowd including a long lost friend, and the best we’ve ever played); the Prince Albert in Brighton (first foray out of town); and the Birds Nest in Deptford. My friend Andrew Sparling tells me that four gigs in the same country within a month count as a tour!

Older News

Apart from all that, naturally, this web site: explore my works, read my biography, keep track of your harp pedal settings, and see what’s on the various other pages. You can also get in touch with me via the Contact form. And for those with a taste for historical technical curiosities, there’s even a page about my NotaFile document — and the document itself.

As well as listening to my MIDI recordings on this site, you can visit my channels on YouTube and SoundCloud to hear the same MIDI realizations of eight of my works, and see the same YouTube videos as you can see here, to get a glimpse of the scores (in most cases). These pieces are available: Hall of Mirrors V, Bebop, lovesongs, The Bossa Nova Variations, Return of the Son of the Bebop Variations, Variations on a Theme of George Harrison, Music for an Imaginary Ballet, Five Pieces for Saxophone Quartet and a little musical joke called Porterstraum.

Also on the Listen page is my standard disclaimer about MIDI recordings, and a note about browser compatibility with the players for YouTube, SoundCloud and plain MP3s embedded in these pages.

 
And in case anyone’s wondering, what I’m actually looking at in that photo is not the score of String Quartet no.1, but a large owl perched on my wrist.