New collaboration with Alice Zawadzki for Opera North
22 Jun 2020 12:00 noon
I recently recorded a remote collaboration with long-time colleague and dear friend Alice Zawadzki, who has been commissioned by Opera North to create a new piece for the company's Walking Home: Sound Journeys for Lockdown project, part of BBC Arts and Arts Council England’s Culture in Quarantine programme.
Responding to the dynamic of walking, the five commissions (the others are by cellist Abel Selaocoe, qanun player Maya Youssef, oud player Khyam Allami, and accordionist Martin Green of Lau) are each designed to be listened to through headphones, soundtracking an escape from lockdown.
The piece will be available on BBC Radio and Television, the BBC Sounds app, and the BBC Arts website.
Interview for LAIDOFFNYC
22 May 2020 12:00 noon
I was interviewed by Raphael Helfand for this feature on the new Brooklyn-based website LAIDOFFNYC:
London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik Legacies III
8 May 2020 12:00 noon
"Bone Palace Ballet" - the piece I wrote for the London Symphony Orchestra in 2014 (and revised in 2018) features on this new CD released today on the LSO Live label:
MultiTraction Orchestra debut single out now
1 May 2020 12:00 noon
The debut single from my new remote collaboration MultiTraction Orchestra is out now!
Assembled from improvsations recorded in response to a multitracked guitar piece I posted online, "emerge entangled" features 27 musicians from 15 different cities in 8 different countries.
Here are some of the nice things people have said about it, with links to the full articles:
"I really enjoyed that. This one really resonated with me." - Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM
"Powerful, immersive and intense." - Mike Flynn, Jazzwise
"Spell-binding." - Ken Whelan, Dublin South FM
"The ingenuity and thinking outside the box is mind boggling." - Sammy Stein, Jazz Views
"Incredible... beautiful and thoughtful but still has an energy and vibrancy." - Debra Richards, Worldwide FM
"Powerful and gorgeous... The song feels effortless, a true production feat." - Raphael Helfand, LaidOffNYC
"A mind-expanding epic with diverse textures invoking experimental jazz, electronica and black metal." - AJ Dehany
20 Mar 2020 12:00 noon
New single "Lungs of the Earth" out now
5 Sep 2019 12:00 noon
New trailer for One Wall Of Me
20 Aug 2019 12:00 noon
This is the new trailer for Kasia Witek's dance piece "one wall of me", which features a score I made in collaboration with cellist Alice Purton:
Find out more about this project here.
June 2019 newlsetter
23 Jun 2019 12:00 noon
My June newsletter includes details of upcoming performances in Kraków, London and Dorset.
January 2019 newsletter
10 Jan 2019 12:00 noon
My first newsletter of 2019, with details of upcoming events in Kraków and London, plus field recordings from Poland, playlists and more:
SŁUCHAM - field recordings from Poland
3 Jan 2019 12:00 noon SŁUCHAM - field recordings from Poland
Residency at the Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
10 Oct 2018 12:00 noon
I am currently artist-in-residence at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, thanks to British Council & Arts Council England support. The project I'm working on is about the process of reconnecting with my ancestral homeland (my family was from Kalisz, central Poland). Specifically, I'm researching what life would have been like for a Jewish family here around the time of the pogroms, when my great-great-grandparents came to the UK, and comparing that with the experience of Jews living in Poland today. This will culminate in a set of new music I'll be writing for a new trio with Warsaw-based musicians Wacław Zimpel and Hubert Zemler. Check the dates page for details of performances.