Gisela doesn't care

A new piano duet for Cobalt (Fumiko Miyachi and Kate Halsall). Watch the video.

First performance at Arts@Trinity Leeds on 6 April at 1pm. Details can be found here.

Hamburger Suite

My new dance collaboration, Hamburger Suite (based on the city, not the sandwich), will be performed on 6-8 April 2017 in - yes, you guessed right - Hamburg. More info and tickets here.


Paul Norman and I will be performing Lucy Harvey's "Sorgen" as part of NO FRONTIERS festival 2017 at Birmingham Conservatoire. If you want to read more about it, there is a nice interview with me on the festival website. More details about the performance can be found here


My REQUIEM (bass clarinet version) is out and can be purchased here.


In preparation for release in early autumn 2016: Requiem for bass clarinet and electronics.

My CDs and digital downloads are available on bandcamp and BirminghamRecordCompany

Danserye: music for the dance piece by Sebastian Matthias

Kathryn und Peter durchqueren die Antarktis: my collected music for recorders and ensemble

My collected music for TV

New Guide to Opera's three radio plays

Kathryn und Peter durchqueren die Antarktis

Mit offenem Mund

Sing, Sing!

Ava’s Wedding

Go to the Ava’s Wedding website HERE

My recent full-length opera with a libretto by Alexandra Taylor was performed by Birmingham Conservatoire in February 2015 at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. The full HD video (with subtitles) made by the brilliant Oliver Clark is available to watch here.

Birmingham Record Company

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I was born in 1971 in Mönchengladbach and grew up in Niederkrüchten, a small German village on the Dutch border. After working as a care worker in a children's home and a runner at several theatres in Germany and England I studied Applied Theatre Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany and Composition with Patric Standford and Christopher Fox in Huddersfield (BA, MA) and with Vic Hoyland in Birmingham (PhD).

My works have been performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the ISCM World Music Days in Manchester (with Isobel Bowler), Spitalfields Festival (with Isobel Bowler), the Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool and various other concert halls, festivals, supermarkets, art galleries, shoe shops, theatres, banks, opera houses, in cafes, on beaches, in cinemas, on the radio, on TV; in the UK, Germany, lots of other European places, in Russia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.

I work in close relationship with the German theatre artist Marcus Droß and I’m a founding member of the artists’ collective New Guide to Opera.

Since 2009 I have been Deputy Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire.

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