For tuba, percussion, prepared piano, mezzo-soprano, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double bass
Commissioned for Sound and Music and NMC’s Higher Education Programme for Oren Marshall, Sarah Nicolls, Loré Lixenberg and the London Sinfonietta, with Garry Walker conducting.
Awarded the George Butterworth prize in August 2015 (to read more, click here).
"The highlight of Next Wave for me was Paul McGuire’s Panels ... these ideas were invariably quiet and deliberate, but in their own minute way rather marvellous, two or three sounds focussing to form a fragile timbre, like small sonic swatches, a composer to keep an eye on for the future." 5:4