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Recent Reviews – Nov/Dec

Reviews are in for Ensemble Offspring’s recent Lone Hemispheres 2 concert featuring my percussion work, a line is a dot that went for a walk. full review   full review

Fantasy for Strings premiered by the Nakamura Class

I had a great time at the Nakamura Class 40th Anniversary Christmas Concert earlier this month; so much talent and enthusiasm from these young musicians. What a privilege it was to be commissioned to compose a new work for the event. This piece, Fantasy for Strings, is dedicated to Yasuki Nakamura AM as well as […]

a line is a dot that went for a walk @ Carriageworks

Ensemble Offspring artistic director and percussionist, Claire Edwardes performed my work a line is a dot that went for a walk as part of the Ensemble’s Lone Hemispheres 2 program at Carriageworks. It was a beautiful, immersive program of new Australian works by Elizabeth Younan, Damien Ricketson and myself paired with classics from the European Avant-Garde by the […]

Daybreak @ Pheonix Central Park Performing Arts Series

Lamorna Nightingale performed gave my flute and electronics piece, Daybreak, another outing as part of the Pheonix Central Park Performing Arts Series. The acoustic here really is something to behold and it was great to hear the work ring out in this space. Here’s a bit of a taster of the beautiful acoustic in this […]

Premiere at the Craven Creek Music Festival

I had a great few days away at the Craven Creek Music Festival where my new work, Rustic Dances, was premiered. The concerts were held in a beautiful old barn in Rockhurst, near Gloucester in country NSW. Thanks to the festival for a wonderful time and some unforgettable music-making. Check out the live video recording […]

Daybreak – CD Release and New Video

Daybreak for flute and electronics has been released on CD and available for streaming alongside other works that make up the Other Voices project spearheaded by flautist Lamorna Nightingale. The work was also recently filmed by the amazing team at Phoenix Central Park. Read more about the Other Voices project here.

Extended Play

The twelve hour new music marathon, Extended Play, was back again this year and I was fortunate enough to be part of this amazing festival presented by City Recital Hall, Angel Place. My new work, altered states, was premiered by harpist Emily Granger, percussionist Tim Brigden and myself on electronics. The program also included a […]

Zubin Kanga Piano Ex Machina: Rhythm City Australian Premiere / Tour

Following on from the world premiere in London in March, Zubin Kanga will present my latest work, Rhythm City, in Australia this month. The work is for piano, live video sampler and electronics and is something a little bit different from me; I’ve been in interested in working with video for a while and have […]

New Videos Up

a line is a dot that went for a walk for solo percussion Performed by: Claire Edwardes Credits: Hospital Hill – recording and video   Daybreak for solo flute and electronics Performed by: Lamorna Nightingale Credits: Oliver Miller – video

Welcome to the New Site!

I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading the website! You’ll notice a recurring theme throughout the site: a photo of a mountain range I took while exploring Freycinet National Park in Tasmania – an amazingly beautiful place!  I’ll be adding more things to the site over the next little while including more work in the music […]