Debut Discs
NMC supports gifted early-career composers with its Debut Discs series

TRACKLISTINGJust Stuff People Do


1-5 Trends in personal relationships 

London Sinfonietta

Martyn Brabbins conductor

6-8 the terminus wreck

Oliver Coates cello

9-11 Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black

Sarah Nicolls piano

London Sinfonietta

André de Ridder conductor


Released 2014

'The ever-skilful Oliver Coates travels to wild sonic territories in The Terminus Wreck for solo cello, inspired by Paul Celan's poetry. With André de Ridder, the versatile pianist Sarah Nicolls and Sound Intermedia too, Goves has a fine line-up of musical collaborators.This is repertoire to explore, which yields its secrets with each fresh hearing' The Observer


Larry Goves

Literary references are at the heart of Larry Goves's music: written for regular collaborator Sarah Nicolls and scored for solo piano, electric piano, prepared piano, large ensemble, electronic sounds and live processing, Goves explains that Things that are blue... is "my notion of a romantic piano concerto seen through the twisted lens of Paul Auster’s surreal gumshoe landscape"; while the terminus wreck for solo cello is a a response to Paul Celan's poetry. Trends in personal relationships, performed by London Sinfonietta under Martyn Brabbins, is a response to modern life, relationships and internet dating.

Visit Larry Goves' composer page for more information


Larry Goves - Just stuff people do



This project has been made possible with the support of London Sinfonietta.


With thanks to the trusts, foundations and individuals who have invested in NMC’s Debut Discs series:


The Astor Foundation

The John S Cohen Foundation

The Fenton Arts Trust

Nicholas and Judith Goodison

Mercers' Charitable Foundation

The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust

The Radcliffe Trust

RVW Trust

Jennifer Roslyn Wingate

The individuals who donated through The Big Give Christmas Challenge December 2011




The Fenton Arts TrustRVW