L'art pour l'art
L'art pour l'art is a new opera with music composed by myself and the libretto by Tom Drew. After our initial collaboration for the Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera commission Out To Lunch, we have been developing an exciting new story. L'art pour l'art is a new, imaginative and challenging jazz opera which will create a dialogue about gaslighting and misinformation alongside developing workshops for the local community. It draws on inspiration and musical styles from composers such as John Zorn, Philip Glass and . It is for a small ensemble (oboe / bassoon / bass clarinet / percussion x2 / violin / viola / cello / double bass).