Graphic scores

HORIZONS
A graphic score triptych for any number of players, (c) 2017.

These scores were developed as part of Postcards from Eyemouth, drawing inspiration from the harbour town of Eyemouth, Scotland.

Three ambient movements: each score pictures a different texture inspired by photographs of Eyemouth: Beach in Sunlight (Eyemouth bay on the beach), Agriculture (on the edge of surrounding farmland), Dark Sea Horizon (on the water in Eyemouth bay).

Supported by funding from Creative Scotland Open Project Fund and Leeds College of Music. Performed by an ensemble of young musicians from Leeds College of Music, at Eyemouth Hippodrome, 22 April 2017.


BRAMLEY FORGE LOCK 03.04.16.
Four-page graphic score for two players, (c) 2016.

This score is based on field recordings I collected on the afternoon of Sunday 03rd April 2016, whilst walking near Bramley Forge Lock, in Leeds.

The score visualises the gradual synthesis of two distinct layers of sound: 1. birdsong, and 2. a mixture of canal water gently hissing in the distance, rustling leaves, and people pottering about on their Sunday afternoon. These layers gradually become subsumed by a furious watery cascade, as my listening approaches the edge of the lock.

Created for Fresh Yorkshire Aires performances and exhibitions June – July 2016. Performed as a piano duo by Matthew Bourne and Philip Thomas, at The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds and Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Supported by Arts Council England, Leeds College of Music and Sound and Music.


FIGURES, GROUNDS AND YOU – A Listener’s Guide to Somerset House (Selections)
Single-page graphic scores and texts, (c) 2014.

Part graphic score, part psycho-geographical document of Somerset House. (Browse full score on issuu.)

Created as part of the RE-Moulded project at Somerset House, developed through the Sound and Music Embedded programme, with support from Somerset House Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.


SOMERSET HOUSE IN FULL BOOM
Graphic score, (c) 2014.

Transcriptions of sounds at Somerset House between January – June 2014. (View performance score on issuu.)

Somerset House in Full Bloom: A one-page score drawing together sounds experienced at Somerset House between January - June 2014. From 'Figures, Grounds and You'. January 2015.

Created as part of the RE-Moulded project at Somerset House, developed through the Sound and Music Embedded programme, with support from Somerset House Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.


SERENADE (selections)
One-page graphic scores, (c) 2014.

Collection of scores commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, alongside collaborator Michael Betteridge. (Browse full collection on issuu.)


RHIZOME (selections)
Graphic score, (c) 2013.

Open score for any instrument(s).


SONGMAKING (selections)
Graphic score for solo viola, (c) 2013.

Inspired by etchings on ivory Inupiat bow drills on display at the British Museum.