(b Liverpool, 1957).
Eng. composer. Fellow in mus., Bradford Univ., 1978–82, lect. Sch. of Creative Arts, Univ. of Wollongong, NSW, from 1983. Introduced many contemp. works, e.g. by Stockhausen, to Australia. Comps. incl. opera Poe (1981–3); children's opera The Piper's Promise (1986–7); 2 chamber concs.; str. qt.; Imaginings, pf., orch. (1991); The Great Memory, vc., orch. (1994); Manhattan Epiphanies, 17 solo str. (1994–9); The Furry Dance, orch. (1999); Sad Jigs, str. (2005); An die Musik, unacc. ch. (2005); Scenes from Bruegel, large. ens., tape (2006); and works for solo vn., pf., etc.