2014 - 15
Ring Ring Bell was commsissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets as oart of the regeneration project High Street 2012.
The City Sings was commissioned by mac, the Birmingham arts centre as part of a series of projects to celebrate the centre's re-opening on May 3rd 2010 in Cannon Hill Park. This year-long project included a number of public events, opening with a series of performances on the Bournville Carillon on the 1st and 4th August, 2009. This was followed by a 'flashmob' event in September 2009, during Artsfest and then a full orchestral performance in April 2010. The finale performance took place across the city of Birmingham and in and around the new centre in Cannon Hill Park and involved 4 choirs (including a school choir), a multicultural quartet of stringed instruments and 8 trumpeters.
FLAM came to Frome on Sunday 25th October 2009. This was the West Country premiere of this wonderful virtuosic vocal work and was brought to Frome as part of Artmusic's 10th birthday event. Written by Orlando Gough and directed by Emma Bernard, it was brilliantly performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Rebecca Askew.
Palace Intrusions was a new year-long public art project for Wells in Somerset and the surrounding area, curated by composer Helen Ottaway and performance artist Melanie Thompson. The project was launched in October 2007 and reached its grand finale in September 2008. The project website includes a comprehensive archive of all the events as well as a blog page for comments and discussion.
It's a String Thing! Reunion was held at St John's Church, Frome on Friday 28 September 2007. Players who took part in It's a String Thing! in March 2007 came together again to perform for an audience of first school students who are their first term of the Wider Opportunities Strings programme. The event also launched JUMPS (Joined Up Music for People in Somerset) in Frome and East Somerset, introduced by Kathryn Deane of the National Community Music organisation Sound Sense, and a new Artmusic publication the Frome Music Map. The Music Map is a resource for young musicians in the Frome Area, listing all categories of music provision including teachers, music groups and instrument makers.
Thin Air, Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire.
Thin Air, St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Eire, presented by the Granary Theatre, UCC, Cork (part of the Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture).
Thin Air, Nave, transepts and choir, Southwell Minster (Nottinghamshire County Council, Music in Quiet Places)
Thin Air, Eastern Roof Spaces, Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury Festival, Shape of the Century Sculpture exhibition)