Carl is a freelance saxophonist, improvisor and educator. He performs regularly with Halle, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, RLPO, RPO, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia. He is also a member of House of Bedlam, a UK based contemporary music ensemble and is a member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. He has solo recordings on Naxos, Odradek and Turquoise Coconut. He appears regularly on BBC radio. Carl is a saxophone tutor at the RNCM, Manchester University and Chetham's School of Music.
Carl's current projects involve electronics, electronic sensors on the saxophone and MaxMSP programming. The project premiered at Dartington Summer Festival in 2021.
'Music for Saxophones', is a new solo album of works by Maja Ratkje, Christopher Fox, David Lang, Howard Skempton, Christian Wolff and Simon Holt, available here