British composer. He studied at Cambridge, and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and composed his first dance score in 1987, Michael Pink's Mémoire Imaginaire, for Northern Ballet Theatre. His kaleidoscopic range of styles, coupled with his capacity to produce vivid narrative atmosphere has made him popular with choreographers, especially those of story ballets. He has formed a long association with NBT, his scores for that company including Cinderella (Christopher Gable, 1993), Dracula (Gable and Pink, 1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Pink, 1997), A Streetcar Named Desire (Didy Veldman, 2001), and Hamlet (David Nixon, 2008).
He has also written the music for many of Michael Keegan-Dolan's works including Giselle (2004) and The Bull (2006), Adam Cooper's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2005), Didy Veldman's Greymatter (Rambert Dance Company, 1997), and Patrick Lewis's Manoeuvre (English National Ballet, 2002).