North East of Scotland, in 1993. To begin with, my Performance Career, showed most
success with Bands culminating in 144 concerts in 2007. I then went on to study my
Undergraduate Degree - where I had works performed at workshops by The Edinburgh
Quartet and the Auriga Quintet Both ensembles commented on the intricacy of the inner
parts which I wrote.
Mead and Sir Michael Berkley. I established my voice as a Reductionist Composer.
Reductionism is a branch of Post Minimalism. Reductionism develops in a direction
opposed to the Post Minimalist style of Adams and Nyeman. Post Minimalism uses
techniques derived from Minimalism, in a broader lyrical style. Reductionism is austere.
One motif is composed and all other material in the piece is derived from that material.
Nothing is added. My interest lies in how the smallest material can be re-imagined to
make large scale works.