Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Project.

Photo from MSO facebook Page

Very excited to be traveling to Melbourne to finally hear the performance of my peice, The Reef, by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next saturday!
Looking forward to also hearing the premiere of three new Australian pieces by the other composers involved in the porject.

Details of the concert can be found here:

www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2017/cybec-21st-century-australian-composers-concert/

Little Cosmos – Composing in the Wildernesss

Finally posting the piece I wrote during the Composing in the Wilderness workshop! It is performed by members of the Corvus Ensemble who did a great job, especially with only two days to learn the piece along with eight other compositions! The piece was composed in four days after hiking in Denali National park and performed in both Denali National Park and Fairbanks Alaska as part of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.

My program notes on the piece:
“While in Denali, we were guided by the amazing scientists and naturalists Davyd H. Betchkal, Sarah Stehn and Nan Eagleson who opened my eyes to complex worlds of moss and lichens that exist right under our feet.

My piece, Little Cosmos, recreates the experience of zooming in on these microcosms after gazing out at the mountain ranges, where these little worlds can be just as colourful, vibrant and intricate as the view before you. ”

Composing in the Wilderness 2016

I’m very excited to be in Alaska right now on my way to Denali National Park to partake in the Composing in the Wilderness program!

Ill be spending two weeks in Denali and Fairbanks composing music for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. We’ll be exploring Northern Alaska: Denali National Park and Preserve and the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, taking inspiration from our adventures and creatively interpreting them into our compositions.

In the mean time here’s a quick pic I took in Anchorage. Gonna be seeing a lot more mountains pretty soon!

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Sunday @ Intercontinental Hong Kong

The final video of Intercontinental Hong Kong’s Sunday Series!
Each restaurant is featured within the 60secs and the music had to adapt to each change. Ive never had to fit in so many instruments in so little time!

Had so much fun working on this project with Dave Katague! Looking forward to working with him on many more to come!!

Sunday @ Intercontinental Hong Kong

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the privilege to work with the very talented photographer and videographer Dave Katague on some projects for the InterContinental Hong Kong‘s restaurants.

Together we’ve created a seven video series, each featuring a different restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel. My role was to create a small piece of music that was adaptable for each video which could reflect the cuisine of the different restaurant. To do this, I mainly changed the instrumentation of each piece and adapted the melodic and lines so that it would be suitable for each new instrument.

My favourite video that has been posted so far was for the Japanese restaurant Nobu (featured below).¬†Nobu is the third video in the series and I used Japanese instruments such as Taiko’s, Shakuachi flute and a Koto to represent the cuisine.

MSO – Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program

Really thrilled to have been selected for Melbourne Symphony Orchestras Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers program’!

Throughout this year I’ll be composing a piece for the MSO which will be performed in January. I’m hoping to compose something similar to my piece ‘Avialae’ in that the composition will be influenced by the environment, particularly an aspect of the Australian environment that needs urgent attention in conservation and preservation.

Pretty nervous but super excited!

 

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Exciting Projects

Super excited to be working with Dave Katague,¬† an extremely talented videographer and photographer on a few projects! Here’s the music to one of our video’s. Really happy with how it turned out and couldn’t wait for the video to be finished to post it!

Lots more to come