This week I was fortunate enough to be granted a Dewar Award. I'd like to thank the trustees and everyone involved with this fantastic organisation. The support they are giving me will allow me the space to focus more fully on my work through the last year of my Masters.

A couple of hours later that day I received an email to let me know that my recent piece ...shadows that in darkness dwell for viol consort has been selected as a finalist for the National Centre for Early Music/BBC composition competition. I'll be taking part in a workshop with Fretwork on October 25th which I'm really looking forward to. It will be performed at 7:30 that evening at All Saints Church, North Street in York.

The rest of my summer has been spent mostly listening and studying electroacoustic music and score reading. This week Roxy Claxton who I am collaborating with on Stripped back to the Wire came up to visit in Glasgow and we worked together on some elements of the piece which we'll blog about shortly.

Edit-Point have been busy as well presenting what we felt was a great concert earlier this month. We now look forward to the final sound lab of this year where we present the Gildas quartet in George Crumb's epic Black Angels. Also in that concert I'll be diffusing Skate 'n' Shuttle/Roll and Smash.