I love creating music for spaces, old and new, particularly when different artforms combine. From 2015-2017 I am the LSO’s composer-in-residence at Khadambi’s House – the stunning fretwork home created by Khadambi Asalache, a poet, civil servant, and son of a Kenyan chief – generously supported by Susie Thomson and the National Trust.
Previously I was composer-in-residence at Handel & Hendrix in London, which inspired the TRACES band with Calum Gourlay, and Chris Montague, along with our collaborations with artist Maya Ramsay and actress Jessica Hynes.
I’m also a LSO Soundhub composer, which means I hang around at LSO St Luke’s quite a lot, and have produced radio for Resonance FM.
The LSO broadcast a web-concert in Khadambi’s house with LSO players, and my sister, soprano Ziazan Horrocks-Hopayian. There was a live Q&A too, and you can watch the whole thing here on youtube:
Update: I’m thrilled to announce that the LSO have commissioned me to write a new arrangement for LSO strings to collaborate with the Discovery Gamelan Orchestra, in June 2017.