Grim’s Ditch: a monodrama for Ensemble Klang, mezzo (Michaela Riener) and dancers (Estela Merlos and Liam Riddick), with choreography by Patricia Okenwa, film by Sophie Sparkes, and lighting design by Chris Burr.
Biding II for cello and electronics by Joel Baldwin performed by Hannah Merchant (cello) and Joel Baldwin (electronics) as part of the annual MASH new music marathon at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
Camera Obscura for string quartet (arranged for four violins), close-mic studio recording to film. This piece relates the process of capturing and recording light to music. The performers interact like colours and curves of a histogram as the piece comes into existence, develops and then fades away to a distant memory.


Joel Baldwin (composer and LPF Co-Artistic Director) discusses British piano music and the works of composers such as William Alwyn, Doreen Carwithen, John Ireland, Arnold Bax, and Edward Elgar with renowned pianist, composer, and broadcaster, David Owen Norris, and fellow concert pianist, Mark Bebbington.
Composer and LPF Co-Artistic Director Joel Baldwin chats to composer and pianist, Anne Lovett, who speaks about film music, famous piano music soundtracks, her own compositions, and much more in the first Ludlow Piano Festival podcast.
In this interview, Joel talks about his new opera, Fish, which premieres at Bristol Aerospace on 24 June. Fish brings to light the work of early twentieth century Bristolian cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist, Anne Harriet Fish, who for many years contributed to Punch, The Tatler, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. Her flattened caricatures and satirical drawings of the Jazz Age were all the rage amongst the fashionable elite on both sides of the Atlantic in the first half of the last century.
Composer Joel Baldwin discusses his new opera, The Beginning of an Idea, in conversation with Director Jonathan Danciger and Professor of Composition Martyn Harry (Oxford University) at the JdP Music Building, St Hilda’s College.