Joe Cutler

JOE CUTLER. PHOTOGRAPH black and white version. CHRIS REDGRAVE copy

Joe Cutler is a fantastic, versatile composer, clearly a really open-minded kinda guy! He is currently Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire and is a founding member of NOSZFERATU, a contemporary music collective with Dave Price, Finn Peters and Ivo De Greef. For his full biog, have a look at his website:

I met Joe very recently after Cheltenham Music Festival commissioned him to write a piece for the Emulsion Sinfonietta, who are performing at the festival with Food (Iain Ballamy & Thomas Stronen) on July 4th – gig details here: We also have some lovely mutual friends in the forms of Percy Pursglove and Hans Koller!

Joe has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few of my questions…

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First ever Emulsion Live Stream

Yesterday saw the start of a new experiment – Emulsion Live Streams on youtube! If you missed it take a look/listen… Trish performing with Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Tom Farmer on bass and vocalist Sarah Dacey:

New interview for JazzViews

Nick Lea has just interviewed me for the JazzViews blogsite, talking about Pocket Compass and various other things, including my tour in February!

Mike Walker

In conversation with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Walker…

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You say “——“, I say “——“

You say yes

I say no

You say Bye

I say hello

So you say…

…do whatever you want!

Octave pedal?

T. rex octave pedal. Gives you octave up and octave down with a ton of control of how we use them.

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Listen again to London Jazz Festival orchestral concert

On Tuesday 18th November I performed with my quintet and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen again for several weeks.

Here’s a photo taken by Gwilym from the stage!


David Lyttle


David Lyttle is a drummer, bandleader, composer and record label boss, based in Northern Ireland… Is there anything I’ve missed David?!

We met through a mutual friend, at Sligo Jazz Festival a few years ago… I remember sitting in with David’s band and then we all got to enjoy the incredible DJ-ing of Gilles Peterson!

Here, we talk about all things musical…

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Workshop of BBC commission

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to workshop the first draft of my BBC commission for my band and the BBC Concert Orchestra… With conductor Clark Rundell guiding me through, giving me invaluable insights! Here are a few photos:

The piece is called ‘The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut’ and is dedicated to the inhabitants of Blythe Hill Fields.