Saturday, September 15, 2018

Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

How nice to be asked to work with Donald Macleod again, this time to produce Composer of the Week to mark composer Thea Musgrave's 90th Birthday. Thea was a brilliant interviewee and it was a great opportunity to get to know her music. I particularly love The Seasons and Turbulent Landscapes. 

TX: 1-5th October 2018


My Life in Music - The Essay

5 Essays for Radio 3
Five brilliant musicians wrote about the music that had affected their personal lives.
Each revealed something of their unique take on life.
Chris Wood
Kerry Andrew
Karine Polwart
George Caird
Sally Beamish

TX: April 2018

Chris Wood, The Imagined Village (4854603446)

Kerry Andrew at Trinity College of Music in 2009

Karine Polwart at Tribute to Alistair Hulett cropped

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Piano Man

Uli Gerhartz and I joined forces to make a programme about his incredible work preparing Steinway pianos for the world’s leading pianists. A study in dedication and goodwill. Who knew that pianos could sound so very different from each other?
TX: March 2018


Ich Habe Genug

What a pleasure to make another edition of Soul Music for Radio 4. And what a piece of music!
TX: January 2018


Open Country - Visions of Birmingham

A fascinating collaboration with Adrian Goldberg as we met brilliant people transforming Birmingham’s landscape for the future. John Christophers and Jo Hindley’s Zero Carbon House in Balsall Heath was mind blowing:
TX: October 2017


Friday, September 1, 2017

Composer of the Week: Alexander Goehr

I've recently had the great pleasure of making a Composer of the Week for Radio 3. It was a daunting task because I'm in awe of this strand. But nerves were soon put aside for the sheer privilege of meeting and listening to the life story and music of composer Alexander Goehr and working alongside Donald Macleod. 
TX: 11 - 15th Sept 2017


Behind the Scenes: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Verity Sharp and I had a wonderful time making this documentary with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Their new conductor Mirga is a force of nature and every encounter with her was inspirational.