About me

I am a freelance composer, animateur, educator, conductor and writer. My work aims to encourage creative participation in music making: to enjoy it as an enlivening group activity for all-comers, and one in which participants can discover their own creative musical identity.

I’m always interested in taking part in unusual, creative projects, collaborating with creative people from all artforms and in a variety of contexts.

Browse the website to see the sorts of things I do, or go straight to the other work and media page for a selection of audio and video extracts!

And get in touch: it would be lovely to hear from you!


Buckinghamshire Music Service, Into The Light

Into the Light shortlisted for the 2016 British Composers’ Award: Community or Education Project

Commissioned by Buckinghamshire Music Hub and Aurora Orchestra.

Listen to Into the Light (2015) for massed children’s choir, 2000 children and Aurora Orchestra. Conducted at the Royal Albert Hall by the Composer.

Part 1
Part 2

Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions (with my music!) is at Encounters Festival (22nd September) in Bristol and London Film Festival (12th October).

Watch the film here: www.pearlyoyster.com