Easter 2019

Easter 2019

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...
March 2019

March 2019

March is the month of banding. Each year Bands up and down the country go head to head at their local competitions, the prize being an invitation to the National Finals of Great Britian. With my own band, City of Cardiff, we also took part in the regional competition...
February 2019

February 2019

This month Jasper had to undergo a conducting assessment, under the guidance of Brass Band Conductor Dr.Robert Childs. For this exam Jasper had to orchestrate one of Janacek’s short Piano pieces for Orchestra. Having some prior experience of conducting with the NYOW...
January 2019

January 2019

Starting the term running Jasper had to submit the finalised score and parts for his piece “Melys” which BBC NOW would be workshopping later in the month. He also has been selected as one for five composers to be working with the Berkley ensemble when they come to...
Winter & Christmas 2018

Winter & Christmas 2018

Towards the end of his first term back for his second year in composition Jasper has been met with a number of deadlines. He has utilized this time to become more familiar with more experimental composers and has tried to widen his scope of listening. In the final...
November 2018

November 2018

This month Jasper has been focusing on two main things, the improvement of harmony in his work and the familiarity of working with the Modular Synthesiser. From this he wrote two pieces of Musique Concréte with the Modular “#252” & “#253”. His notated work...