What is your chosen art form?

I have been playing the saxophone for 11 years. My interest began at a very young age, fuelled by my Grandpa’s career as a professional musician. From the very beginning I have participated in jazz bands and concert bands, and even lead the university’s big band at Loughborough in my final year of study.

What are you working on ahead of Platform?

I am part of the Jazz Ensemble for Platform, as well as organising an additional String Ensemble with piano and soprano sax, to perform a work by Prokofiev.

If you are collaborating with other students tell us a bit about the process and how it’s going?

Jazz Ensemble is made up of Georgia (vocals), Damon (drums), myself (tenor sax), and associate musician, Stephen (bass). Communication is reasonably good, and we have had a couple productive meetings/rehearsals.

Prokofiev Ensemble is made up of Katie (violin), Octavia (violin), Aitor (piano), myself and associate musicians Rosie (cello) and Michael (Viola).  This group has only just been assembled; we will see if the movement can be produced to a high enough level, in time for the performance, over the next few weeks.

Do you find any links between your creativity and your course?

There are no obvious links to Chemistry. However, I have always noted a strong link between music and mathematical subjects, such as engineering and other sciences.

What/Who inspires, influences or drives you?

I listen to various genres of music, but predominantly instrumental artists. A few favourites at the moment are Gordon Goodwin, Esbjorn Svensson, Count Basie, Tord Gustavsen, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Winter.

Do you have any other creative pursuits?

I pursued Art through AS-level and have since tried to maintain sketching and painting as a hobby.


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I have always noted a strong link between music and mathematical subjects