Ensemble Offspring revisited my work from 2015, read/write error and performed it as part of their micro festival, Kontiki Racket, November 12-13. The two day festival housed in Alexandria’s Nest Creative Space, featured concerts of new works, Offspring commissions and other works from their repertoire as well as arts-focused forums and discussions. Festival details here.
Sideband: the in-between, was a project that brought together like-minded performers and composers who explore the intersection of improvisation, live electronics, sound design and acoustic chamber music. The concert, supported by the Inner West Council, featured three of my works As the Dust Settles, Smell of the Earth, and new work, short circuits for alto […]
The Australian Music Centre is now distributing a collection of music education resources that I’ve written as part of MLC School’s Australian Music Day. The e-book, which is geared towards secondary school music students, contains analyses of three works as well as a range of composition and musicology tasks. Works analysed include: Tweedledrum (2014) by […]
I’m excited to be in the finals for this year’s APRA Art Music Awards for my work, read/write error which was performed by Ensemble Offspring last year. Read more on the Australian Music Centre website.
I had the great pleasure of working with the wonderful Tambuco Percussion Ensemble on a new work for this year’s Canberra International Music Festival. The piece, entitled Smell of the Earth, uses an array of ‘found’ instruments such as flowerpots, wine glasses, bottles, metal pipes and porcelain bowls. These sounds, from the products of earth (clay, […]
It’s been a busy few months and it’s great to have received a bunch of reviews of some recent work! Sideband’s debut CD reviewed on The Music Trust website, 3/3/2016: Tristan Coelho was inspired by a rather bleak poem The Writer’s Hand by British poet David Gascoyne: “. . . five pale, effete / Aesthetic-looking […]
Sydney-based Ensemble Offspring are celebrating their 20th year in 2015 and the group put on a wonderful celebration on October 25 consisting of two concerts in one marathon event. The first, entitled Retro, featured early-mid career Australian composers and the Retro concert presented groundbreaking works from Ligeti, Grisey and Andriessen. My work read/write error was premiered by […]
Duality, comprising Alicia Crossley (recorder) and Emily Granger (harp), recently toured with a new work or mine. It was premiered as part of a program of new works by Australian composers, various transcriptions and arrangements as well as Peter Hope’s Birthday Concerto and Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane. My new work treetops/rooftops was in many ways searching for […]
Alicia Crossley’s new album, Alchemy, features a range of music adapted for recorder and other instruments. I created an arrangement of Fauré’s Sicilienne for recorder and harp and also did some audio editing, mixing and mastering in the final stages of the project. It’s a beautiful recording overall, and has already received some outstanding reviews! To purchase: iTunes, […]