Making Waves and premieres
Late last year I sat down to talk with fellow Australian composer, Rebecca Erin Smith. We talked for a long, long time about process, image, style, motivation, and economics (among other things) and it's been edited into a neat half hour podcast as part of the Making Conversation Australian Composers podcast series. It's quite a fun interview - you can have a listen here.
In the meantime, I'm preparing for the premiere of my work Nocturnal for chamber sextet by Grey Wing at the WA State Theatre's Studio Underground. In great company with a work by Villa-Lobos plus Australian composers Pedro Alvarez, Ellie Cumming, Sam Gillies and Eduardo Cossio. More info here.
Got more pieces up my sleeve for premieres later in the year - stay tuned!
29 MAY 2016
SOUNDSTREAM AND OTHER HAPPENINGS
Lots of stuff happening soon. In November I'll be traveling to Adelaide to work with Soundstream for this year's Emerging Composers Forum, alongside Dan Thorpe, Leah Blankendaal, Mitchell Mollison and Mark Wolf. I'll be writing (/have written) a new piece for a small ensemble, baritone and electronics. Very exciting!
I'm also heading over to Sydney to work with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2016 Composer Program.
In Perth, some of my work is being shown at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery from Oct-Dec - it's a gorgeous video collaboration with Jacobus Capone. Also presenting a recital of my work at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts on the 15th of Nov as part of my graduation from Honours.
13 SEP 2016
Metropolis New Music Festival
I'm so thrilled to announce that my work 'City of Ghosts' has been selected out of a pool of applicants to be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in their Metropolis: New Music series this May. The piece will be conducted by Robert Spano and will feature alongside works by Unsuk Chin, Michael Daugherty and Steve Reich. More details about the performance can be found here.
I talked with Stephanie Eslake about the work for Cut Common - you can read the interview here.
11 May 2016
WAAPA Graduation Recital
Last night I had the pleasure of presenting a recital of new works as part of my graduation from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The recital featured Firefly, for solo trumpet; I Am Sleepless, for tenor and piano; To See a World in a Grain of Sand for fixed media, and my Saxophone Concerto. A lovely review from Michael Dang at Catsfishing can be found here.
26 Nov 2015
Making Waves Feature
Happy to share that I've been featured on the October edition of Making Waves, a monthly playlist of new Australian works curated by Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias. Check it out here!