Compositions

Adrian’s primary area of research is through Musical Composition realised through the ‘finished’ artefacts and the related processes of dissemination and critical reflection.

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Selected Commissions and Performances

*Artorius 7 (2017) for Violin and Tape
(Arcomis Ensemble (Rhys Watkins).: UWE Bristol and St David’s Hall; May 12 & 13, 2017) 

*Horpinem (2016) for Symphony Orchestra
(BBC National Orchestra of Wales.: BBC Hoddinott Hall; January 30, 2017) 

*Torst Bilown (2015) for Piano and Electronics
(Arcomis Ensemble.: St David’s Hall; April 30, 2016) 

*Torst Bilown (2015) for Symphony Orchestra
(UWE Symphony Orch.: Colston Hall; December 6th, 2015)

 Mini Fanfare for Sir Peter (Arts Council of England) for small jazz ensemble
(UWE Jazz, The Arnolfini; April 15th , 2015)

 *Virion for Symphony Orchestra and Tape
(UWE Orchestra: Colston Hall; December 6th, 2014) 

*Seraphrami Noster for solo Clarinet
(Catriona Scott: St David’s Hall; October 18, 2014) 

 *Graphic Grey for Flute and Piano
(Carla Rees and Steven Kings; Colston Hall 2; May 16th, 2012)

*Graphic Grey for solo Flute
(Nicola Lotyen: The Space, Cardiff; June 16th, 2011) 

Chancellor’s Fanfare for Brass Dectet
(UWE Brass: Bristol Cathedral; July 18th, 2011) 

*Fanfare for 40 Brass
(UWE Orchestra, Lydbrook Brass Band and City of Bristol Brass Band: Colston Hall; April 4th, 2010)

 *Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Process Driven
(LCMG: Cardiff University; September 4th, 2008 and Oxford; November 4th, 2007)

 *Three Agitations for Solo Cello (2007) for Solo Cello
(Gabriella Swallow: Canterbury, April 15th 2008 and London, November 4th 2007)

*It’s Time To Take Your Seats. Please. (2007) for Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin and Cello
(LCMG: London; July 5th, 2007)

 *Communicare (2006-7) for Cl, Bsn, Hn and String Quintet
(LCMG: Cardiff University; March 27th, 2007 and London; May 23rd, 2007)

 *Three pieces for Cello (2006)
Composed in collaboration with and recorded by Gabriella Swallow

 *Rondo (2007) for Small Ensemble of Flute, Percussion, Piano and Violoncello
(Kokoro: Bristol University, RMA Research Students Conference; January 5th, 2007)

 Octamerous Ritual, (2006) for Two Pianos
(Edwards/Hull: Cardiff; April 25th, 2006)

*Sit Down and Listen! Please., (2006) for Small Ensemble
(Kokoro: Poole, SPNM ‘South West Composers Project’; January 28th, 2006)
Subsequently recorded in workshop by Chroma

Pathogenesis, (2006) for Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in workshop by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (February 16th/17th, 2006)

*The Young Hegelian (from The Seven Dimensions), (2005) for Chamber Orchestra
(LCMG: St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London; October 13th, 2005)

*Three String Fragments, (2005) for String Quartet
(National Motor Museum, Bournemouth; June 30th, 2005)

*Piano Clarity I & II, (2005) for Solo Piano
(Hull: Floral Hall at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; June 22nd, 2005)

*Seven Jazz Dimensions, (2005) for Solo Piano
(Hull: Floral Hall at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; June 22nd, 2005
(Hull: Harewood House, Harrogate; May 5th, 2005)

*”Fanfare” from The Seven Dimensions, (2005) for French Horn and Piano
(Hull/Wheeler: Harewood House, Harrogate; May 5th, 2005)

*Three fragments from Seven Dimensions, (2005) for solo piano
(CUCMG: Cardiff University, April 28th, 2005)
(CUCMG: Wales Millennium Centre, May 4th, 2005)

Education, Education, Failure?, (2005) for solo piano
(Clive Williamson as part of ongoing project of “One Minute Wonders” )

*Structured Blocks (revised), (2004) for Chamber Orchestra
(LCMG: St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London; June 23rd, 2004)

*The Lodger, (2003/4) for Piano
A complete score to the Hitchcock film written and performed as part of Wales Cinema Day.
Performed at Pontardawe Arts Centre and the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Structured Blocks: Virus, (2004) for Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in workshop by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (March 29th, 2004).

*The Shape of Things to Come for 150 Children and Chamber Orchestra (2002)
Performed as part of South London Arts Festival as the launch night event.

*Fanfare for a Cause for Trumpet in Bb and Woodblock (2002)
(Hull/Urquhart: St. John’s, Church Hall in East Dulwich, London. Opening Ceremony; 2002)

*Quantify Questors (2000/01) for Children’s Orchestra and Choir
(Performed by over 200 amateur musicians in Ealing Town Hall, London; July 2001)

(* Indicates professional performance or commission)