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November 2018

"Fast Ride on a Short Machine" for Violin, bass clarinet & Marimba performed by F Plus  at Cincinatti Conservatory, Uhio, USA Premiere.

The version for Cello, bass clarinet and Marimba of "Fast Ride..."was previously premiered by The Riot Ensemble in Brighton in 2017.

One of "Two Songs From Shakespeare" for baritone & piano performed on Australian radio bt baritone Alex Roose.

September 2018

Release of "Lumen de Lumine" by Lumen Choir (includes "Who Is My Neighbour" on Convivium Records, Spotify & Itunes

23 August 2018

Premiere of "Who is My Neighbour", by Lumen Choir, London.

9th and 23rd June 2018

Premiere and second performance of "Pax, Amor, Caritas" (A Cappella) by Concentus Choir in Seaford and Eastbourne, Sussex UK.





The Birley Centre, Eastbourne,

Saturday November 9th 2019, 19.30



"Pax, Amor Caritas"

The winner of the Concentus competition,  this piece for A Cappella choir (SATB with divisions) is a setting of a specially written poem sung in Latin.  There is also a version of this piece with a marimba accompaniment.





Spread love and happiness

Care for the homeless

Those who sleep on the streets

The lonely

Care for mankind

The hungry



Care for the people



"Who is My Neighbour"

This work for A Cappella choir (SATB) was commissioned by Lumen Choir and appears on their debut album with Convivium records "Lumen de Lumine". The texts are from:

Luke 10, Matthew 25, and Fatal Journeys Vol 3 Part 1 - Improving Data on Missing Migrants International Organisation for Migration Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (2017)



"To Those Who Pass Through My City"

This piece for  Choir (SATB) and String Quartet (or piano) is a setting of very moving poetru by Dalal Al Mrchid about her home town of Alleppo, Syria. It is hoped it will be premiered early in 2019.


23rd Februaruy 2019

WITHOUT BORDERS  - Composers Network Concert. at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne.

Modulus String Quartet and The New Network Singers, The Herald: "breath taking and wonderful" raised £1720 for the charity Migrant Help.

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Composers Network Concerts


November / December 2019

Performance of "Who is My Neighbour?" by Voces Inauditae at Morningside United Church, Edinburgh.

WITH MEMORIES, composers network concert at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne.  

Modulus String Quartet, Alex Rider Harp,  The New Network Singers. Concert raised £500 for dementia charity "Memory Lane Eastbourne".

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28 August 2021

Long awaited Premiere of  "Music For Rooftops" by Onyx Brass, On the Terrace & Balconies  of Devonshire Park's Welcome Building and the roof of Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.  This event has been made possible by funding received from Arts Council England.


24 July 2021

Premiere of " Conversation for Two (At Crowlink and Flagstaff Brow). for two harps, by Alex Rider and Fiona Hosforth. Towner Gallery Eastbourne


30 May 2021

Premiere of Three Songs from Shalespeare by Living Songs, Jessica Summers, Soprano, and Jelena Makarova, Brighton Unitarian Church, BN1 1UF


February 2021 The open air production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", with Clive's music commissioned by Theatre Director Andrew Hollett planned for June 2020 & then June 2021 will now be performed in June 2022 at Thorn House and Garden, Wembury, Plymouth


12th December 2020

First live performance of  "Watson, The Final Problem" by Tim Marriot & Bert Coles. Smokescreen Productions at The Grove Theatre Eastbourne


November 2020

Finished composing "Stopping in Woods on a Snowy Evening" for A Cappella Choir SATB


June / July 2020

Wrote & recorded Signature tune and incidental music for Smokescreen Productions play "Watson, The Final Problem" by Tim Marriott and Bert Coules


May 2020

Release of "In the Time of Pandemic" video with virtual choir and artwork. Collaboration with writer Kitty O'Meara (USA) and artists Stephanie Grainger and Ray Burnside, wit The New Network Singers Virtual Choir.


31st May 2020

Jessica Summers (soprano) performance & UK premieres of "Two Somgs from Shakespeare" at Brighton Unitian Church was postponed due to COVID19


18th March 2020

Clive 's talk about his work at "The Bavard Bar" at The Kino Theatre, St Leonard's Hastings is postponed due to COVID19


3 - 21 March 2020

Cliff Crawford's Virtual Eye (Virtual Reality portraits of 4 artists with music by Clive, Devonshire Collective, DC1 Cafe and Gallery, Eastbourne.