Elusive Tangibility III:
April 2020: Steven joins Naomi Belshaw Consultancy
Steven has started a partnership with Naomi Belshaw, who will be acting as his agent for projects and commissions. Naomi is familiar to anybody working in British music from previous roles at the PRS and PRS Foundation, and currently at WildKat PR.
December 2019: Unmögliche Räume - Impossible Spaces
German Musicologist Markus Böggemann has generously written a text on the techniques and preoccupations of Steven's current projects, which has been released in the journal MusikTheorie. Read more.
April 2019: Villa Concordia
Steven will be resident at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia for the next eleven months, thanks to the generosity and support of the Arts Ministry of the Free State of Bavaria and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. He will be one of six British and six German composers, writers, and visual artists.
Arkanar: A Report from the Interior, a work for tuba and live electronics after Aleksei German's nightmarish film, Hard To Be A God. Commissioned by Jack Adler-McKean and performed in Darmstadt in August 2016, a revised version is due for performance in Germany and the UK in 2018.
A new commission for Ensemble Nikel, scored for saxophone, guitar, piano, percussion, and live electronics, entitled La nitroglycérine des Lumières and taking inspiration from the Lumière Brothers' pioneering 1896 film Démolition d'un mur.
A new work for solo piano for Nicolas Hodges, Figures Outside a Dacha, with Sunrise, which has given birth to a series of shorter pieces, Studies for Figures Outside a Dacha. Both pieces come as a response to dreamlike sequences in Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia.