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Inherit the Wind

On Composing Song to the Earth

Quite often my music ideas come from a compelling sound or image. In the case of Song to the Earth, it is both. One, an image – A massive flock of pigeons swirling above my head sparked the idea of a swirling live music experience. Two, a sound – summer cicadas choruses, and they way […]

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Colouring Space & Time at the Gold Coast Art Gallery

On Thursday 4 August at 6pm I’ll be giving a talk and presenting a concert at the Gold Coast Art Gallery as part of their free After Dark series. The topic is music and art and how they can connect at a deep cultural level to express the spirit of a place and time. I’ll […]

Cambodia Living Arts Community Teaching

Support Living Arts in Cambodia

This July I’ll be travelling to Cambodia as first visiting scholar of Nirmita Composers Institute, an initiative of distinguished Cambodia American composer Chinary Ung. The goal of Nirmita Composers Institute is to ‘fuel creativity for the next generation’ of young composers and musicians in Cambodia and its neighbouring countries of Laos, Burma and Thailand. Chinary […]

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Bonshek Premiere in Pipa Recital Taipei

This Friday June 3, Pipa virtuoso Yu Rong Chen will be premiering my piece Desert Time, composed especially for her, as part of her recital of traditional, contemporary and pop music arrangements for the Pipa. The Pipa is an ancient Chinese lute dating back to at least the 2nd century AD, but is likely older. It is […]