Seeing New Music is a collection of personal short stories about the process of designing cover artwork for ‘new music’ releases.


‘New music’ is modern classical music. It’s contemporary art in musical form – full of ideas just as intriguing and diverse as those you find in the visual art world.

Over the last decade, I have faced many challenges in trying to visualise the ideas behind the music. It’s been quite a journey! It’s never easy but it is very rewarding – and I’ve been lucky enough to meet many incredible composers and their work along the way.


You can read some notes about my process in the PREFACE, find out how I got into working with new music in first place in the INTRODUCTION or just start reading the stories from the beginning. (There’s an overview of all the stories below.)