This award is transformative, giving me time and funds to think more expansively about my music and explore ideas I’ve been incubating for some time. Over the next few months, I intend to compose for larger ensembles (human and robotic) and progress further with the electroacoustic chamber opera Giant. I’m also planning some open-ended experimentation with director Sarah Fahie, exploring new forms of sound-rich theatre at Wilton’s Music Hall and beyond.

As well as giving me funding to keep working, this award reassures me I can trust my musical instincts – a gift fo which I’m extremely grateful. Thanks too to Lisa Meyer of Capsule (home of Supersonic, Birmingham) for nominating me this year.

There are more details of the award and a list of recent recipients on the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.