I've just posted a recording of my new piece for string quartet, Spine. It was recorded at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre by James Wicks, Franziska Deschner, Sarah McCabe, and Fraser Bowles. Spine is named for the stark white trunks of birch, which remain constant as the colours of the seasons shift the rest of the forest around them in cyclic, gradual layers. You can listen to Spine below and view the score.
To compose, I work a lot with sketches. This is the sketch for Spine: