Front Cover Image: Ostinato by Mark Sullivan.
My clarinet quintet Magnets, Lava, Crystals has just been released by the Clarinet Classics label. Written for the astonishing clarinetist Roger Heaton and the Kreutzer Quartet, this piece was first performed at Wilton’s Music Hall in London in December 2011. The recording can be downloaded here: http://www.clarinetclassics.com/shop/magnets-lava-crystals/. The download also includes a high definition video by Simon Weir combining filmed excerpts from the recording session with a conversation between Roger and myself concerning the genesis and technical aspects of the piece.