Current Projects

Origami on the Gariep for solo piano. Music for a short movie by Nandipha Mntambo as part of the Puma Films4Peace project. Viewable on YouTube here.


August 2018

Sounding Cities project: A collaborative project between the cities of Birmingham (UK) and Johannesburg kicks off in Johannesburg with Clare Loveday, saxophonist Naomi Sullivan, clarinettist Luke Newby and artist Nandipha Mntambo at The Centre for the Less Good Idea. City Deep for Bb clarinet and alto and baritone saxophone was written for this project. Further concerts in Johannesburg at Wits University in August and in Birmingham, UK, in October 2018.

Clarinet Trio 1 for clarinet, violin and piano, Klein Karoo Klassique. Morne van Heerden (clarinet), Waldo Alexander (violin), Mareli Stolp (piano).

July 2018

Displacement for alto saxophone and piano, World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. Matthew Lombard (sax), Casey Dierlam (piano).

Saxophone Octet 3, World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. Saxophone Octet of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, directed by Naomi Sullivan.


October 2017

Crossing Paths concert on 25 October 2017 at the Birmingham Conservatoire Recital Hall, Birmingham, UK. Includes première of Saxophone Octet 3, and performances of Red Herring for baritone saxophone and Untitled for saxophone quartet.

September 2017

Heatwave for clarinet and piano. Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Morne van Heerden (clarinet) and Mareli Stolp (piano).

van jou water drink for marimba. Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Magda de Vries (marimba).

May 2017

Heatwave for clarinet and piano. Birmingham Conservatoire Concert Hall, Birmingham. Luke Newby (clarinet).


September 2016

Heatwave for clarinet and piano. Commissioned by Michigan State University for recording by Guy Yehuda (clarinet) on the Blue Griffin label as part of the Rhapsodies around the world project. Première on 23 September 2016 in the USA.

June 2016

Saxophone Octet 2 (prev. Revolution Envy) for saxophone octet, written for the Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble. Première on 24 June 2016, at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music in London, conducted by Kyle Horch.

March 2016

Shadow Lines and Injesuthi. Two commissions from the SAMRO Foundation for marimba in anticipation of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships competition for Instrumentalists 2016.

van jou water drink for solo marimba. Commissioned by Magda de Vries and the Woordfees Festival. For percussionist Magda de Vries, in response to the poem 'laat my tog van jou water drink' by C.T. Msimang. Première 8 March at the 2016 Woordfees in Stellenbosch.

January 2016

M2 West for trumpet and chamber orchestra. Philip Cox on trumpet and players of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. Première in Johannesburg January 2016.


September 2015

Tracking Bison for solo violin. Collaborative project with artist Nandipha Mntambo. Première 3 September Michael Stephenson Gallery, Cape Town. Waldo Alexander (violin).

August 2015

Johannesburg Etude 2 for piano: Première Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Mareli Stolp (piano)

Johannesburg Etude 1 for piano: Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Mareli Stolp (piano)

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Argentina. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

July 2015

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Strasbourg, France, 2015 World Saxophone Congress. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

February 2015

Tack for saxophone quartet. Première, performances around South Africa. Connections Saxophone Quartet, South African tour.

Red Herring for solo saxophone. Teatro Helena Sá Costa, Porto, Portugal, as part of the 15 International Saxophone Week 2015. Joe Murphy (saxophone).

2014/2015 Recordings

Ensemble Reconsil: Chamber Music includes Clare Loveday's Ribbons for oboe, viola and bass clarinet. Click here.

Ensemble Reconsil: Exploring the World includes Clare Loveday's Eight Plus One for chamber ensemble. Click here.