Awesome meeting and first play through of “uncertain light” by young British composer Aled Smith, who astonished me with incredible attention to detail, focus and passion for his music. Can’t wait to give the world premiere at the Royal Fes>tival Hall this Saturday, part of the Royal Philharmonic Society‘s bicentenary celebrations. 6pm pre concert talk with Robert Saxton, Paul Griffiths and myself, talking about Messiaen’s world & influences, as Aled’s piece was inspired by the first 3 bars of Messiaen’s Des canyons aux toiles.