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British improvisational pianist and composer bringing together elements of classical contemporary music with jazz and classical connections. Influences include Phillip Glass, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Tigran Hamasyan, Arvo Part and Michael Nyman. My debut solo album "Under the River Water", was conceived as an improvisational minimal ode to the landscape of Dartmoor in which I grew up, recorded in one take at Alice's Loft Studio in London and released in December 2015. Since its release, tracks have been featured on various radio stations including BBC Radio 3 and local radio. Growing up on Dartmoor, the ever-changing landscape is an influential part of my music, with many themes of nature running through the basis of improvisation as a raw, continually evolving and progressive discipline. 

'An Improvisational Conversation' was a live project developed to present somewhat of a musical thesis showcasing the development of ideas expanding from the initial album release. The performance was conducted in April of 2017 and presented a 40 minute improvisational unrehearsed passage of music. The idea behind the live event was to give a sense of the exploratory nature of the music and demonstrate the direction of music as an investigational, creative outlet rather than a refined and structured product, this theme is the primary concern of the improvisational practice and has been influential in drawing me towards the study of psychology alongside.

 

2021 marked the release of my second improvisational album '120721' recorded at Middle Farm Studios in Devon, aimed more at exploring intricate and complex patterns, phrasing, arpeggiation and minimalist inspired repetition whilst challenging more technical capabilities as a pianist. Similarly to the initial album, the work is primarily undefined, drawing on the piano and the setting and urged on by more immediate intuitive based evaluation and adaptation.

 

Having completed a degree in BSc Psychology in July 2023 I am increasingly interested in the integration of these two disciplines, music and creative outlets are a crucial part of my reflection and more life based evaluation, whilst enabling fulfilment and satisfaction through unrestrained expression and release. As a person, I would consider myself cautious; improvisation provides a medium in which an experimental curiosity can be expressed through solo means, in this sense it is foremost a self indulgent and self orientated process but I also hope others can connect in some ways with it, as music to me is very much about connecting and sharing amongst humans.

Thank you for passing by and reading my most likely incredibly pretentious words! do get in touch if you would like to know things, collaborate or even if you are just another curious mind wanting to say hello. 

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