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Commissions are a unique and exciting way to collaborate with a contemporary composer. As a composer, I welcome the opportunity to work with performers, ensembles, and organizations to create new music that is tailored to their unique vision.

When you commission a piece of music, you have the opportunity to bring your creative ideas to life. Whether you're looking for a new work to premiere at a concert, a special event, or for your own personal collection, I'm excited to work with you to create a piece that perfectly captures your vision.

Commissioning a piece of music can be a rewarding experience for both the commissioner and the composer. As a commissioner, you have the opportunity to support new music and to be a part of the creative process. As a composer, I am able to stretch my artistic boundaries and create a new work that is both challenging and fulfilling.

If you're interested in commissioning a piece of music, please feel free to get in touch with me. I'm always excited to explore new creative ideas and to work with others to create something truly unique and special.

Rate and Timeline

When it comes to commissioning a new piece of music, the timeframe can vary depending on the length and complexity of the work. Generally, for a shorter piece that's around 5 minutes or less, a timeframe of six months from signing the commissioning agreement to delivery is a good starting point. However, for longer works or pieces that involve chamber or large-ensemble instrumental arrangements, a longer timeframe may be more appropriate. It's worth noting that I'm often able to complete a piece earlier than the estimated timeframe, depending on my schedule and the time of year. If you have specific needs or deadlines in mind, don't hesitate to let me know and we can discuss what's possible.

 

As for rates, I understand that commissioning new music can be a financial commitment, and I'm always open to discussing fees that work for everyone involved. While there may be some room for negotiation, I aim to find an agreement that's fair and feasible for both parties. If you have a specific budget or financial limit in mind, please let me know so that we can factor that into our discussion. In terms of payment, the standard practice is to pay 50% of the commission fee upon signing the agreement, and the remaining 50% upon delivery of the piece. However, I'm open to alternative payment structures, such as monthly payment plans, depending on your needs and situation.

Please use the contact page and we can arrange a time to discuss your ideas.

Previous Commission Examples:

Ave Maria

commissioned by Kantos Chamber Choir, Manchester

 

Winter's Bastard 

commissioned by Toby Holden

 

The Heart of Lancashire 

commissioned by Blackburn Music Society

 

Kigo 

commissioned by Vizma Zvaigne

 

4 Schiller Vierzeiler 

commissioned by the Schillerchor, Berlin

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