List of work/upcoming commissions
(• pieces published by Schott here)
2021 Spitalfields Festival – Bach-inspired solo cello piece. Date tbc.
2021 Piece for cellist Timothy Gill and pianist David Gompper for performance IOWA University and recording for Atlanta records. Performance date tbc.
2021 Song Cycle for Baritone (Tim Nelsons) and piano (Dylan Perez) for “Green Spaces, a celebration in Song” on the theme of London Parks throughout the pandemic: two song cycles by two composers, the other cycle being written by Mark Anthony Turnage
clarinet/electronics piece for Mark Simpson, Kings Place, London. Date tbc.
2021 ensemble and electronics piece for Riot Ensemble. Venue tba
2020 Vaccine for heavy metal band – for David Bruce’s YouTube channel 5 composers series. Watch here
2020 Solo horn piece “Rargy” for London Sinfonietta’s “Community Commissions” online lockdown series, performed by Robyn Blair. Watch here.
2020 Salamander for solo bassoon. Commissioned by Riot Ensemble and PRS for Music for their lockdown “Zeitgeist” series. Premiered August 2020 BBC Radio 3 (about 43 mins in) by Ruth Rosales. Watch video here
song cycle for Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins, Cheltenham Festival 2019. Watch here
string trio (Vln,vla,vc.), Premiered by Miranda Fulleylove (vln), Clara Biss (vla), Zoë at PAW festival, Dorset. London premiere 1901 Arts Club, 2019.
US premiere Tanglewood Festival August 2019. Chi Li (vln), Sam Pedersen (vla), Zoë (vc). Listen here
Voice, 2 pianos, 2 perc. Occupy the Pianos festival St John’s Smith Square. Text by @KimKierkegaardashian. Premiere by Lore Lixenberg (voice), Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys (pnos), Craig App, George Barton (perc). Watch here and here
2017 Slap On
For flexible ensemble with keyboard. CoMA open score commission. More than 15 performances UK/Europe to date, including performance by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble at 2017 Festival de Verano in Oviedo, Spain. Score and parts available from CoMA. Watch 2016 CoMA premiere here.
2016 Broad St Burlesque
Bass clarinet, cello, cor anglais, piano. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, 25th anniversary concert curated conducted by Thomas Adés, recorded for Radio 3. Sound Investor commission.
2015 Cabaret of the Absurd
for musicians, actors and dancers CoLab Festival, Trinity Laban, London.
2014 In the Meanwhile *
for 6 female vocalists. Setting of texts by Rabindranath Tagore.
2014 Karakia *
for SATB choir. Setting of traditional Mauri prayer.
2013 Berceuse *
for cello and paino
2012 Stir *
for cello without bow
2008 Salat Babilya *
for solo cello
2005 Shift, Trip *
for amplified cello and soundtrack. released on Non Classical 2018 with cellist Cecilia Bignell.
2005 Red Room
for voice and piano
2004 Variation Z – Hame
for piano Quartet, Mvt 7 of Variations on a Burns Air commissioned by The Primrose Quartet and recorded for Meridian.
for solo cello and tape
2005 onwards Z Unleashed and Revue Z
Zoë’s celebrated one woman musical cabaret show (her own words and music). Performances worldwide in a ludicrous range of venues including festivals in Canada, Plush (Dorset), Iceland, Spain, Denmark, Orkney and Wigmore Hall.
Music for Dance
Ongoing collaboration with New York City Ballet dancer/choreographer Antonia Franceschi as performer/composer includes works for cello/voice/audio track with dance including:
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London.
2003 Two – for Up From the Waste
Soho Theatre, London
Lion & Unicorn Theatre London
2005 Shift, trip
for Ballet Black at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Further recent performances with dancers include Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Malta (2017), 92Y New York (2019)
Music For Theatre
Almeida Theatre – performer/composer
1995 Warning to the Curious
Eastern Angles Theatre tour – performer/composer