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Current project

Sinfonia, a new composition inspired by early English music

I am writing a Sinfonia, a composition for an ensemble in several sections or movements. My Sinfonia is influenced by early English notated music. Its harmonic language is likely to be formed by the thirds and sixths which composers from that place and period noticeably favoured, but it will also have rhythmic and polyphonic aspects that are my own. The music will have starting points in vernacular/popular and Latin/sacred forms, because early English music was subject to many influences and in constant transition, but use this as a way to acknowledge that all music, including today's, is in transition and that it has to be this way in order to have vitality. Without an aesthetic sense of history you cannot make anything new.

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