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Bass clarinettist Marij van Gorkom tours Pareidolia I to Holland, Austria and the UK

Patrick has been awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music

Pareidolia I shortlisted for British Composer Award

Natalie Bleitcher to perform
Music of the Spheres at Schotts Music on the 22nd November

47 Tucanae launches in new ABRSM Spectrum publication for Piano Duets - order here

Sprite features at opening of Caterbury's St Gregory's Music Centre on the 5th and 6th October

World premiere of Maya features at RNCM in the BFS international conference on the 18th August

Sprite, Prism, Transilient Fragments, Music of the Spheres, Mercurial Sparks, Volatile Shadows and 3:5, now available from Cadenza Music

Prism is released on NMC label on 18th April 2011 - order here

Sentiment of an Invisible Omniscience gets Birmingham New Millennium Prize.

Music of the Sphere released on Red Sock Records and available on CD or as a digital download.

Collage on D published in ABRSM Spectrum for violin.

Appointed Lecturer of composition at Royal Academy of Music feature - Falmouth Arts newsletter.

Welcome

"My ideas proliferate from an initial response to something external - a single sound, an image, a concept - each object holding potentials that when examined at a microscopic level or distance, reveal their secrets. My responses to them becomes my obsession, and through technology, I zoom in closer or change my angle, mould and distort my objects from and to any point, creating moments of convergence, mutual influence, hybrids and illusions."

Patrick Nunn

"I find [Pareidolia I] arresting... the actual sound is stunning with the tabla-like druming with the keys of the clarinet and the various ways in which he morphs the sounds. It's also biguiling sonically listening to it."
Helen Wallace (In Tune, BBC Radio 3, Dec 2012)

"Into My Burning Veins A Poison… is a very beautiful piece which cannot fail to touch audiences."
Carla Rees (Pan, Flute Magazine, March 2007)

"The jury were particularly impressed by [Mercurial Sparks, Volatile Shadows] for its clarity of concept, imaginative textures and its integrity."
(Solo and duo category jury, British Composers Awards, December 2006)

"But the true highlight was Patrick Nunn's orchestration of traditional jigs and shanties sourced by Bellowhead. The players seized on the call-and-response structure; by the end Hazlewood had become a mere spectator as this fearless young band jumped to their feet to trade improvised licks."
Alfred Hickling (The Guardian, April 2012)

"The concert closed with Patrick Nunn’s Bardstorming – an extremely loud and energetic medley of dance tunes. Members of the orchestra stood up to play semi-improvised solos, and the effect was of a gloriously anarchic busking session that earned these talented young musicians a well-deserved standing ovation."
Jane Shuttleworth (Bachtrack, April 2012)

"...the most enjoyable piece of the evening was the one that bridged that gap. This was Patrick Nunn’s Coalescence. With its slow drifting blend of clarinet and electronic sound, it fitted the ambience to a t."
Ivan Hewett (The Telegraph, November 2011)

"Sprite is an enchanting, rapid showpiece which drew a lively audience response."
Paul Kilbey (Bachtrack, January 2012)

"Patrick Nunn's puckish and mischievous piece [Sprite] for solo piccolo... is full of impish humour [and] bristles with waggish impudence."
Daniel Harding (May 2012)

"...Patrick Nunn’s Sprite – short, witty, inventive."
Richard Fairman (Financial Times, January 2012)

"Patrick Nunn's mischievous three-minute Sprite for solo piccolo was far more intoxicating than its lemonadey name suggested."
Richard Morrison (The Times, January 2012)

"Patrick Nunn's Sprite for solo piccolo had unexpected bite."
Ruth Picard (The Indendent, January 2012)

"[Sprite]... a short and witty piece for unaccompanied piccolo with teasing staccatos and numerous effects."
Colin Anderson (ClassicalSource.com, July 2012)

"Fata Morgana… fused the acoustic and electronic with panache."
Geoff Brown (The Times, June 2011)

"[Music of the Spheres]… a mesmeric listening experience."
Ruth Webster (The Shetland Times, July 2008)

"[Momenta]… sleek and airy."
Jenny Gilbert (The Independent, May 2005)