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Mount Wilson Artist Residency

I’ve recently returned from a three-week artist residency in Mount Wilson. This stunning location in the Blue Mountains National Park was a truly inspiring creative retreat. I penned an article ...

Recent Orchestral Recording Sessions

Earlier in the year, I conducted a few orchestral sessions for NYU student composers (who were tuning in remotely) as part of their final projects. I also had the pleasure of conducting Nicole Brady&#...
Ah Tempe!

Ah Tempe!

Here’s an idea: a concert where audiences move from house to house to hear musicians performing short sets in their own home! This event occurred over the weekend in the Inner West Sydney suburb...

Phoenix Gallery Behind Doors Performance

Emily Granger and I were invited to perform as part of the Phoenix Gallery’s Behind Doors series. It was wonderful to get the chance to perform together in these strange times. We prepared two w...

futuRECITy live set

UPDATE: Here’s a clip from my live set… I’ve been spending more time getting to know some of the newer gear in my studio: synths, software, guitar fx and so on. Over the last month o...

Beachscapes Premiere @ La Perouse Museum

I just finished a new piece for strings which was premiered on February 22 by Sonic Feet, an ensemble specialising in the performance of works that celebrate the history of certain buildings and space...

Review: Daybreak @ Sydney Festival

A great review from Ensemble Offspring’s program Birdsong at Dusk which featured my flute and electronics work, Daybreak, performed by Lamorna Nightingale. Here’s a review snippet from the...

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 ...

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 Carriage...

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 ...

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 ...

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 wor...

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, alt...

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: Lamo...

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 Tasm...

Sideband: the in-between Review

Check out this wonderfully in-depth review by Greg Schiemer of our recent Sideband release, the in-between. The album features my 2016 work short circuits. I particularly love the historical context...

Review: a line is a dot that went for a walk

Some great reviews have come in for Ensemble Offspring’s Spectral Tech concert on September 29 which featured my  latest solo percussion piece, a line is a dot that went for a walk, performed b...

Spectral Tech

Check out these interviews ahead of the premiere of my new work, a line is a dot that went for a walk for percussionist Claire Edwardes. Ensemble Offspring Spectral Tech – Listen to the Composers...

Upcoming Performances

Birdsong at Dusk Ensemble Offspring July 31, 7:30pm Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School PROGRAM Jane Stanley – D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y (movt. 1 & 2) (2017) – Australian Premiere Jane Stanley ...

Art Music Fund Success

Excited to have been awarded a grant alongside composer Fiona Hill through the Art Music Fund! This grant, funded through APRA/AMCOS, is in support of our Other Voices project involving collaboration...

Sideband Album Released Featuring New Work

Sideband have released a new album featuring my 2016 work Short Circuits performed by legends Jane Bishop, alto flute, Ben Carey, tenor sax and Niki Johnson, percussion. A bit about the piece: Short C...

New Ensemble Offspring Record Released

My work read/write error is included in Ensemble Offspring’s first ‘Bites’ CD alongside works by Juan Felipe Waller and Mary Finsterer. Talented video artist Oliver Miller put togeth...

Interview with Cincinnati Soundbox

Here’s a link to a recent interview I did with Cincinnati Soundbox in the lead up to their concert on November 16 featuring my work read/write error performed by ensemble All of the Above....

The Marshes – Australian Premiere & Review

The Marshes will have its Australian premiere screening as part of the upcoming A Night of Horror Film Festival. Details: 7pm, December 1 Dendy Cinemas, Newtown Tickets available here. The film has...

Upcoming Performances

Sat Oct 7 2017, 6pm Private venue As the Dust Settles performed by Lamorna Nightingale, bass flute and Bree van Reyk, percussion. Performed as part of the concert This Fragile Breath in the series...

The Marshes – New Trailer Released

A new trailer has been released for The Marshes. Here’s a write up from Cinema Australia: A brand new trailer has dropped for Roger Scott’s highly anticipated horror film, The Marshes, and i...

Score for New Australian Feature Film, The Marshes

I’ve just finished scoring a new Australian feature film, The Marshes. This psychological horror, directed by Roger Scott, was a real joy to work on and gave me so much creative latitude. I expl...

Performance at Ensemble Offspring’s Kontiki Racket

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 Nes...

Sideband: the in-between

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 mu...

New Music Education Resources

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 toward...

APRA Art Music Awards Finalist

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...

Recent Reviews

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 ...

Ensemble Offspring Premiere @ Future Retro

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...

Duality Tour New Work

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 tr...

Alicia Crossley – Alchemy

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 als...

Review: Legacy Sessions GAME Generation 5

A great review has been posted covering a recent CD release I was involved with! Legacy Sessions GAME Generation 5 takes a bunch of classical video game tunes and reworks them for acoustic instrument...

TAK Ensemble Call for Scores Winner

I’m excited to report that my chamber work, Ripples, was recently selected by the TAK Ensemble as part of their 2014 call for scores! This awesome ensemble from New York will give the US premi...

Legacy Sessions GAME Generation 5

Legacy Sessions: GAME Generation 5 is a new album release which revisits video game tunes from 1995-2000. The aim of the project, created by Casey Ormond and Demetri Potiris, was to cast a new light...

Last Stop – Short Film Score

I just finished work on scoring this great new short film, Last Stop, from Australian independent film makers, Spill Films. The film is based on Daniel Walkers short story Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, an...

2014 Etchings Festival

This summer I was a participant composer at the Etchings Festival which takes place in the beautiful village of Auvillar in southwest France. It was a week long event where composers brought a new pie...

Gold Lion Awarded for Simponi’s ‘Cate’

McCann Health Sydney has won a Gold Lion at the Lions Health awards for advertising in Cannes. I composed and produced the song for the winning campaign with Nick Franklin contributing to vocals and l...

New Works in the Pipeline

I’m looking forward to a busy few months writing a bunch of new works! I will be a participant composer in this year’s Etchings Festival which will take place in July in Auvillar near Toul...

2014 Music for Screen Showreel

I’m excited to share my current screen music showreel! This highlights a range of music I’ve written for a variety of different media projects including films, TVCs and online formats....

Advertising Spots, Sonic Branding and Pitches

I’ve been pretty busy with a few commercial gigs of late. These are always fun jobs and as the turnarounds are quick they get wrapped up in a matter of days. Some recent work is below.   Si...

Recent Film Projects

I’ve had the pleasure of scoring some great films so far this year and am looking forward to tracing their progress on the film festival circuit. I’ve just finished work on a fantastic rom...

Rupture – a Short Film

Director James Hasler-Bail has got a great film in the pipeline: Rupture. This film is set to have a real grittiness to it, exploring a gradual descent into a darker and more sinister world. Here...

Orchestration Work
for Hitoshi Sakimoto

I recently had the pleasure of working as an orchestrator for composer Hitoshi Sakimoto. Sakimoto is best known for his video game scores, especially those for Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fanta...

Arrangements for The Song Company & Joseph Tawadros

The Song Company and Joseph Tawadros have just finished touring with their program, The Prophet. I was fortunate enough to collaborate with them on the project providing arrangements of Joseph’s...

APRA PDA Finalist

I’m excited to be a finalist in the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards! Good luck to all involved! From the APRA website: 36 songwriters and composers have been named finalists in the 2...

Additional Music for Final Move feature

Over the last few weeks I’ve been assisting lead composer Nicole Brady on the music for the Australian feature film, Final Move produced by JD Cohen. It was a varied project incorporating many s...

ASO/OzAsia Festival II

Back in June, I travelled to Adelaide for the first part of a residency with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. It was great to catch up with the other composers who were part of the programme and discu...

Sideband Project

The Sideband project is gaining momentum! Sydney composers Peter McNamara, Brad Gill and myself are recording new, original works for CD release. This month we completed our first recording session an...

2012 NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop

I’ve just returned from New York where I was a participant in the 2012 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker. It was an intensive course covering many facets of fil...

ASO/Oz Asia Festival

I’ve been invited to write a new piece as part of the Oz Asia Festival in Adelaide this year. A small group of emerging composers will be involved in workshops and receive mentoring from some pr...

Orkest De Ereprijs – YCM 2012

I travelled to the Netherlands in February for the Young Composers Meeting. It was a great week of lessons, lectures and rehearsals. The final concert was a great success for all composers who had the...

Recent Recordings

I’ve been fortunate enough to receive some top performances lately and you can check out the recordings below. The Writer’s Hand performed by The Song Company. This was premiered on 1st-2n...

Website is Launched!

Welcome! Thanks for visiting the new website! Here you can find out more about me and my current projects, listen to some of my music and check out score and video samples. Enjoy!...

Mount Wilson Artist Residency

I’ve recently returned from a three-week artist residency in Mount Wilson. This stunning location in the Blue Mountains National Park was a truly inspiring creative retreat. I penned an article for the Australian Music Centre which talks about the experience, creative projects I worked on while there and information about what the residency offers. Read […]

New Video – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Sessions

Back in 2004 I did an arrangement of tunes from the video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The video from the session has finally been made available! It’s a really fun video which intersperses shots from the studio recording with game footage.

Recent Orchestral Recording Sessions

Earlier in the year, I conducted a few orchestral sessions for NYU student composers (who were tuning in remotely) as part of their final projects. I also had the pleasure of conducting Nicole Brady‘s new work Neo Prefecture: palm city which will form part of the score for a new interactive project directed by Teddy […]
Ah Tempe!

Ah Tempe!

Here’s an idea: a concert where audiences move from house to house to hear musicians performing short sets in their own home! This event occurred over the weekend in the Inner West Sydney suburb of Tempe. Physically distanced audiences gathered other in back gardens or front yards as musicians performed. Harpist Emily Granger and I […]
New CD from ABC Music: Songbirds featuring Daybreak

New CD from ABC Music: Songbirds featuring Daybreak & interview about the work

ABC Music have just released Songbirds, a beautiful new album of works from Ensemble Offspring inspired by birdsong including my work, Daybreak. I recently chatted with Claire Edwardes about the piece which you can watch below: Find out more about the Songbirds release here. Link to streaming services here. Tracklisting: 1. FIONA LOADER Lorikeet Corroboree 2. HOLLIS TAYLOR / JON ROSE Owens Springs […]

Phoenix Gallery Behind Doors Performance

Emily Granger and I were invited to perform as part of the Phoenix Gallery’s Behind Doors series. It was wonderful to get the chance to perform together in these strange times. We prepared two works, Debussy’s gorgeous Danse sacrée et profane, and a new work by me, Beachscapes II. This work was written in response […]

futuRECITy live set

UPDATE: Here’s a clip from my live set… I’ve been spending more time getting to know some of the newer gear in my studio: synths, software, guitar fx and so on. Over the last month or so I’ve been creating of a bunch of new down tempo, cyberpunk-inspired songs. This just so happened to coincide […]

Beachscapes Premiere @ La Perouse Museum

I just finished a new piece for strings which was premiered on February 22 by Sonic Feet, an ensemble specialising in the performance of works that celebrate the history of certain buildings and spaces with repertoire drawn from the time of their construction. For this project, the ensemble presented pieces that were chosen specifically for […]

Review: Daybreak @ Sydney Festival

A great review from Ensemble Offspring’s program Birdsong at Dusk which featured my flute and electronics work, Daybreak, performed by Lamorna Nightingale. Here’s a review snippet from the gig which as the Q-station Manly on January 12: Full review here.

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
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