Gêmdis (2020), for solo E-flat clarinet and ensemble, has been released by Carl Rosman & Ensemble Musikfabrik (cond. Christian Eggen). The title ‘Gêmdis’ combines the Welsh words for ‘game’ and ‘dice’, and like a desperate gambler, the music keeps returning for another roll of the dice.
A new piece, Gêmdis, was recorded by Ensemble Musikfabrik in November and is expected to be released very soon. Meanwhile, two smaller pieces have been recorded live to video tape and are due to be released as part of the ensemble's Lockdown Tapes series in the coming months.
Double Double is a string quartet that was written for Hilary Browning (Associate Principal Cello, Liverpool Philharmonic) in 2017/8. This post tells of my journey through from the conceiving of ideas to the final performance in February 2020, which was recorded and is available to listen to on Soundcloud.