Things you don’t yet know you feel


I based Things you don’t yet know you feel on mood rings and invited poet Georgie Lorimer to create the text. I used the first and last stanza of her poem:


Let me hold you, love, like love holds disease,

breathing the essence of one another,

like a lover taking you in their arms

calming fears you don’t yet know you feel.


Years after, I found that small black disc

silent as remembrance and cold with sleep.

I squeezed it in my palm for that fleeting glimpse

of fear and passion before the lights went


I treated the ensemble as a hybrid instrument, hiding the meaning of the words. Towards the end, when the singer has shifted away from the quartet and found their own voice, the quartet unravels. The piece has modal influences and became a guardian to me when writing.

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Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello)

BBC Radio 3 "Hear and Now" TBA 

17/01/20 Brunel University London

12/01/20 Eton College Chapel, Windsor

09/11/19 Emmanuel College, Cambridge UK

07/11/19 University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield

04/11/19 St Michael’s Church, Oxford

12/10/19 Birmingham Centrala, Birmingham

WP: 05/09/19 International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor Wales


my sound is torn to whispers electroacoustic installation as part of "Sounds from the Gardens" at the Horniman Museum, London - November 

speaking within / fragmented lines collaborating with The Interstring Project (D) for CROSSROADS International Music Festival, Salzburg Austria - November

Into the Blank Expanse of Space is now published with Tetractys Publishing - October

Interviewed on Women's Radio Station as part of "Future Classic Women Awards" nominees. With composer Angela Slater, Covent Garden - September

​Things you don’t yet know you feel for voice and string quartet, will start its tour during a residency at

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh with Patricia Auchterlonie and Illuminate String Quartet - plus a sharing performance. Commissioned by Illuminate Women's Music, with a tour across UK.  August -November