Jasper had a busy easter finalising 3 commissions and his final portfolio for the year. The pieces in question were “Fanfare for Girton” which was a joint commission by the RWCMD Brass Band and Cambridge University for the 150th Anniversary of Girton College in June. “Three Phases” is a piece inspired by both Jasper and Catrin’s (the performer) Dyslexia. This piece immerses the audience into the headspace of someone who has Dyslexia whilst the score shows a visual representation of this also. The last piece was the finalisation of his new concerto for Tenor Horn, “Matryoshka”. After recording with Ross, his performer, Jasper was able to have the holiday to construct a electronic tape track which will accompany the soloist in the 3rd Movement of the piece.
Jasper also had time to go to London for a few days to watch the world premiere of Ian Bells new opera “Jack the Ripper: The women of Whitechapel”. He also was able to experience the Tate Modern for the first time and have lunch in the Shard.