Ian Sankey and I have a fresh half-hour piece for trombone and live electronics called Spare Music, and after having tested it at a vast and very fancy church in Kensington, and a significantly less fancy but considerably more interesting auditorium made of old pianos in Edinburgh, we’re excited to be filming and touring the work later this winter. If you want to come to the taping, let us know – we’ll have limited free spaces, which is happening at a gorgeous, 12th century chapel (with a fascinating history) tucked just inside the Northumberland National Park. (You’ll need a car to get there, and warm clothes while there to survive). If this sounds like something you’d want to be a part of, then get in touch via email (see the about / ‘???‘ page for an address). We’re also very glad to report that we’ll be in residency with Sage Gateshead’s Foundry programme later in the year, to work on a new set that takes Luciano Berio’s famous Sequenza V for trombone and turns it into an hour of bizarre, irreverent and, we hope, beautiful storytelling.