Psappha – ‘Composing for French Horn’ Scheme

Over the course of the last year, I’ve been writing for Andrew Budden as part of Psappha’s ‘Composing For French Horn’ Scheme. This excellent project sees composers collaborate with a single performer (or pair of performers) in a series of short workshop sessions, culminating in the creation of a new work & short video showcasing said piece. I had a great time, and was thoroughly impressed by the professional, open-minded & dedicated attitude of Andy, Tim Williams (artistic director of Psappha) and the group as a whole.

Here’s stray, a short work in which a series of jumbled musical ideas gradually thin to reveal a single line, before an abrupt shift takes us to rather more distant territory: