New double concerto
Apologies for the very long absence of posting news events, I've actually been, fortunately, very busy (and kind of forgot about this aspect of my website too!). Anyway, I'm very pleased to announce that I have been commissioned by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland, to write a double concerto for cello, double bass and strings. The new work, entitled "The Seventh Seal" (after Bergman's film), will be written for ICO principals Christian Elliott and Malachy Robinson - I've written a number of pieces for and including Malachy in the past and am very excited about composing what I believe is only the second work of its kind.
"The Seventh Seal" will receive four performances during the ICO's spring tour of Ireland next April.