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)

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

Photo - Sarah Westwood, Carla Rees and Xenia Pestova

@Cheltenham Composers Academy, July 2018 (Danny Imson)


Furl  for viola solo (amplified) will be performed by Mark Menzies at ISCM World Music Days New, Zealand - April 20 


You are Your Memory for flute, clarinet, cello and piano will be performed by RCM students as part of Illuminate Women's Music Chamber Concert at  Royal College of Music - February 20

my sound is torn an interactive version of the piece will be presented at Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics, Madeira  - December 19

for you will be presented at OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival,

Japan - November 19