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!


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!




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

Ensemble Offspring: Future Retro Concert 2015

Last year I wrote a piece for new music group Ensemble Offspring for their 25th Anniversary concert, Future Retro. It was a great opportunity to work with incredible performers and meet some awesome composers who were also featured in their concert . My piece ‘Avialae’ is scored for the whole ensemble and incorporates the melodies of Five Endangered Australian Bird species. It was my first time using elements of the natural environment in composition, something id like to explore further, particularly in creating awareness for our environmental situation.

If you’re interested in having a listen to Avialae and the other composers premiered at the concert, click the link below!