Past and Future Events

13 May 2019,18:30, City University, London

Grace (first performance)

Ian Pace (piano)


6 April 2019,19:30, Stapleford Granary, Stapleford

Dances on a Ground

The Benyounes Quartet


1 March 2019,19:00, Schott Music Shop, London

Slide Show (UK premiere) Black Cap

Florian Steininger and Aurelia Georgiou (piano)


19 December 2018,19:30, Musentempel, Karlsruhe, Germany

Slide Show (first performance of piano duet version)

Florian Steininger and Aurelia Georgiou (piano)


29th October 2019

1st edition of  The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music ed. Heile and Wilson : including an 8 page feature on Morgan Hayes by Arnold Whittall



8 July 2018, 11:30, Fitzrovia Chapel, London

Slide Show (first performance)

Michael Finnissy (piano)


20 April 2018, 18:00, City University

Comparison (first performance)

Ian Pace (piano)


1 March 2018, 13.05, David Josefevitz Recital Room

Elemental book 2 (no.3)

Yuanfan Yang (piano)


22 February 2018, Zeitströme Festival, Darmstadt, Germany

Elemental book 1 (1-8) first performance of the final version

Jonathan Powell, piano


24 January 2018, Royal Festival Hall, London

Encore! co-composed with Birtwistle, Woolrich, Matthews and others.

London Sinfonietta conducted by Vladimir Jurowski


22 November 2017, JAMU (Janacek Academy) concert hall, Brno, Czech Republic

Elemental book 1

Jonathan Powell , piano


15 October 2017, 1600, Schott recital room, London

Elemental book 1  (no.8) Elemental book 2 (no.3)

Florian Steininger , piano


13 October 2017, Hall 1, Kings Place, London

new work for piano duet, co-composed with Jonathan Powell (first performance)

Jonathan Powell and Morgan Hayes, piano


23 June 2017, St.John’s Smith Square, London

Elemental 9 (first performance)

Zubin Kanga, piano


18 February 2017, Theatr Bryn Terfel, Bangor

Völkinger Hütte

Fidelio Trio


6 December 2016, St. John’s Smith Square, London

Overture: The Kiss (first performance)

London Sinfonietta conducted by Geoffrey Paterson (+ works by Simon Holt and Hans Abrahamsen)


12 November 2016, Sint Janserk, Maastericht

Flaking Yellow Stucco

Michael Finnissy (piano)


29 October 2016, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Elemental book 1  (1-7)

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Xenakis and Finnissy)


27 October 2016, Trinity Laban, London

Elemental book 1 (1-7)

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Xenakis)


22 October 2016, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London

Elemental 1-7

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Finnissy, Toovey, Stoneham, Ives etc)


20 October 2016, Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts, University of Sussex

Elemental 1-7

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Xenakis)


7 October 2016, Musentemple, Karlsruhe

Elemental 1-7

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Xenakis and Dufourt)


11 October 2016, Fundación BBVA, Bilbao

Elemental 1-7

Jonathan Powell (piano) (+works by Xenakis and Dufourt)


8 August 2016, Doncaster College of the Arts

The Black Cap

Antony Gray and Morgan Hayes (piano duet)


21 April 2016, St. John’s Smith Square, London

Dictionary of London

Nardus Williams (soprano) and Peter Foggitt (piano)

Feature in “Encounters with British Composers”

Andrew Palmer’s book of interviews with around 40 British Composers makes for fascinating reading.The last time a similar book was compiled was in 1985 (New Sounds, New Personalities: British Composers of the 1980s by Paul Griffiths)
The interview with me took place some three years ago.

Available from the publishers :