I’ve just finished writing a new piece for pianist Alex Raineri. It’s called Nature Spirit and I wrote it after spending a lot of time in Currumbin Valley in South East Queensland. There’s a secluded rainforest walk at the end of Currumbin Valley. Approaching it, you pass a picturesque, craggy escarpment. Currumbin creek starts there […]
When I compose music, I like to sit quietly at home and slowly fill a blank page with the sounds in my head. This year I turned my composing process upside down and travelled to Burapha University in Thailand to co-create music with four musicians who play traditional Thai instruments. This is the story of my trip. Preparing […]
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing a piece for Brisbane-based Ady Ensemble in 2015. Ady Ensemble are a 23-piece string orchestra who formed in 2011 under the baton of Adrian Head. They count amongst their many premiere’s Philip Glass’ Symphony No 3 and regularly commission new Australian works as part of their emerging […]
Next month, I’ll be travelling to Thailand to create a new piece as composer-in-residence at Burapha University’s Music and Performance Arts International Festival 2015. I’ll be working with four young talented Thai classical musicians – a singer, a Saw Dueang or upright fiddler player, a Khlui or flute player, and a percussionist. We’ll be collaboratively […]
In November, I wrote an article about my experience of composing music for Centennial Park Labyrinth for music industry publication Resonate, the magazine of the Australian Music Centre. Take a look:
At the heart of my music is a desire to communicate that sense of inner peace, wonder and joy that spontaneously arises when you’re in nature, meditating or contemplating a profound work of art.