I’ve been making things happen with considerable energy for the past 7 years. I founded the Goldfield Ensemble in 2012 and in addition to our acclaimed chamber music concerts, we’ve created collaborative events, education projects and strengthened our ongoing support for composers. We’ve played at St Johns Smith Square, Kings College Chapel, HCMF, Kings Place and many UK festivals. We’ve commissioned new works (Arlene Sierra, Kathy Hinde, Robin Holloway, Matthew Kaner) and partnered with the Wellcome Trust and sculptor Simeon Nelson to create Anarchy in the Organism. In 2016 we toured our RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME Jerwood Prize-winning programme with Langham Research Centre – a bringing-together of old and new technology, sound and film, conventional and self-made instruments.
The Goldfield Ensemble is now the resident ensemble of Goldfield Productions, a charitable incorporated organisation. I’m the Artistic Director of Goldfield Productions who exist to create adventures in sound for everyone, transforming the everyday into the extraordinary. In 2018, Goldfield commissioned, created and toured or critically acclaimed new stage work: Hansel & Gretel (a nightmare in eight scenes) with words by Simon Armitage and music by Matthew Kaner. In 2019, Goldfield will release the first album of chamber music by Erika Fox for NMC records.
I moved into production in 2012 when I produced a touring chamber opera for Japanese-Western ensemble Okeanos. Tokaido Road (by Nicola LeFanu) combined two cultures and five art forms. The London premiere took place at Milton Court Theatre, Barbican. Our largest venue was the 2-acre Great Court of the British Museum and our smallest was a remote 13th century church in the Cheviot Hills. With a combined opera and outreach audience of around 9000, this process and production awakened a personal passion for combining music with the power of storytelling that has shaped every subsequent production I have made.