Composer (and baritone) Michael Lampard is writing a new opera of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in which I will be singing the part of Cesare. Michael has been creating a series of video diaries about the creative process, this one features a chat with myself and an excerpt of the aria from the finale of act 1, which I perform with pianist Rhodri Clarke.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve taken part in a few composing competitions. I’ve scored a scene from the TV show Westworld, a science fiction trailer, and created music inspired by the outside I’ve been missing. Here’s what I came up with:
I recorded this as a self-tape for an audition last year, and thought it’s finally time to share it with everyone. Please enjoy my version of Maria from West Side Story:
Some of my friends have created a virtual choir, the Royal Online Philharmonic Choir. I did the sound mixing for their performance of Ola Gjeilo’s ‘The Ground’ and Paul Brand’s arrangement of Amazing Grace:
I took part in a project by composer Christian Henson to create the world’s largest systems piece, in celebration of Piano Day 2020. What a nice surprise to be featured so prominently!
In sad news my upcoming projects (announced and unannounced) have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.
Don Pasquale with GBD Productions will be postponed until late 2020 (tbc). GBD’s La Cenerentola will be postponed until 2021.
The Magic Flute with Emotionworks Cut Opera will be postponed.
Stay safe, everyone!