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30 October 2014  Nine Pianos - Materials

Scores and practice materials for Nine Pianos are available from the web site with several further performances planned. The world premiere saw a fantastic performance with concert pianist Freddy Kempf - who loved it!

28 October 2014  Nine Pianos - World Premiere

Tonight sees the world premiere of a new composition written for (and entitled) Nine Pianos, at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge. Eight local, Cambridgeshire children will join world renowned concert pianist Freddy Kempf onstage, conducted by Jonathan James, for the first performance of this work, commissioned by Cambridgeshire Music from composer Nicholas Paul Simpson. Further details are available from the website,

5 February 2014  Sherlock: The First CSI

Channel 5 version of documentary Sherlock: The First CSI screens tonight, scored by Nicholas Paul Simpson. This is a one-hour version of How Sherlock Changed The World. If you missed it, try downloading on Channel 5 OnDemand.

15 March 2013  How Sherlock Changed The World

Just completed scoring the new PBS / Channel 5 documentary How Sherlock Changed The World, investigating the impact of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories on the history of crime scene investigation and forensics. Further details are available from the PBS web site. Transmission is currently planned for Autumn 2013.