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I studied music at Manchester and York Universities, UK. I perform on violin, viola or double bass with Lavolta ensemble, Exeter Contemporary Sounds, Icebreaker and in other groups and on all sorts of platforms. I am co-curator with Tony Whitehead of A Quiet Night In, creating performances of quiet contemporary music otherwise neither performed nor widely-known in Devon and providing a context for the exploration of the creative possibilities in quiet/silence. I am a Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra musician, touring the south west with BSO chamber groups, and co-leading with Hugh Nankivell BSO’s Exeter Family Orchestra. I am an activist composer whose practice is driven by the climate emergency and our place in it, combining recordings, live instruments and tools/objects, and sometimes eliciting audience participation. In 2019 I created new pieces for Scare the Horses, the Agatha Christie International Festival, sound for the film Ouroboros Dumnonii and a living musical sculpture for Torbay’s Eyeview festival. 2020 has not gone as anticipated, and Sound Walks and Music in the Garden are the surprising outcomes.