Jane the Quene (2016)
Western Standard Notation | A4 size (21 x 29.7cm) | Voice and Piano | c. 8'00''
About
Instrumentation: Voice (Mezzo/Low Soprano), Piano
Premiere: Glasgow, Scotland, September 2016: Leslie Schipa (voice), Maciej Granat (piano)

Written as a companion piece to Libby Larson's cycle: "Try Me, Good King: the last words of the wives of Henry VIII", Jane the Quene sets the final words of Lady Jane Grey, recorded from her speech at the scaffold in 1554. Jane was a titular queen for only nine days, before being executed in the Tower of London, at the age of only 16.

"Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to do the same..."

Death the Mother (2016)
Western Standard Notation | A4 size (21 x 29.7cm) | Clarinet and Piano | c. 5'00''
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Instrumentation: Clarinet in Bb, Piano
Premiere: PLUG, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2016: Ensemble Modern

This short piece is taken from the last movement of “Mannequin”, a set of three portraits inspired by the work of the great designer Alexander McQueen. This movement of the work drew inspiration from an ensemble of McQueen’s featured in the “Savage Beauty” collection, a headpiece, corset,and skirt made of hundreds of dark black feathers.

Woodroom (2016)
Installation |  Performance | Performance duration c. 3'00'00''
About
installed in R6, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,Glasgow UK, February 2016

A durational performance within an installed performance space, featuring composed music, electronics, live painting, improvisation, and text. Recording of some of the installation is available on Soundcloud

Mannequin (2016)
Western Standard Notation | A4 size (21 x 29.7cm) | Chamber Ensemble | c. 15'00''
About
Instrumentation:
Ob. | Cl. | Bsn. | Tpt. | Pno. | Perc. (Vibra., T-t., Tom-t., Bong., Temp. Bl., Wind Ch., B.D.)
Premiere: PLUG, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2016: Ensemble Modern

Three portraits of unnamed women, inspired by the fashion-pieces and philosophies of the late Alexander McQueen

Reaching Within (2016)
Music Theatre | A3 size (29.7 x 42.cm) | Solo Drag Performer | 20'00'' - 1'00'00'' 
About
Instrumentation: Solo Performer (of any instrument), in Drag
Premiere: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, June 2016

Reaching Within is a work which explores embodiment and the performance of gender within the context of a solo recital in a concert space. The work was conceived as part of a body of research into the gendered-body and its relationship to the structures and conventions of classical music, audience and performer prejudices, and freedom of expression within the Western Art Music tradition.

The video below shows excerpts from the full performance.

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