Concerts and Recordings

Things continue to be busy... but rewardingly so. Working on music with Chris Lam Sam, a performance workshop with the NZTrio, collaborative discussions with food scientists and perfumers, a trip to Nelson for the Composers Workshop, and collaborations with Otago Arts Fellows. Also coming up: IMAGINED LANDSCAPES A concert of multimedia music at Marama Hall [...]

An update

It has been awhile... I always intend to keep more regular blog posts, but things get in the way - mostly it's good things like getting caught up in the studio working on new music, so I can't really complain. Since last time there has been a bunch of stuff that I thought I would [...]

Films, Soundtracks and Brain Music

This makes for a varied update. There have been so many things going on recently. Working on a bunch of new music with Chris Lam Sam Writing a whole lot of music for two 48hr Film Fest teams (one in Auckland and one in Wellington - working remotely from Dunedin!) Working on some new music [...]

Flare (and a doctoral footnote)

Last year I worked on an experimental dance film with Dan Inglis and Dujon Cullingford. The piece is kind of an exploration of breakdancing in an unusual way. It is always a privilege to collaborate with other artists of such high calibre! The final product is now online for your viewing pleasure. Check out 'FLARE' online [...]

Can’t Stand The Heat

Happy New Year. 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty creatively inspiring year - with plenty of new music and projects to work on! A while back I created an 80's inspired theme song as a potential idea for a (then unfinished) short film - kind of aiming for a fun uptempo cop film [...]

Recent projects

Times have been busy leading up to Christmas, but here is a quick update with some of the more recent things I have been doing. DV Bryant Trust 90th Celebration Film DV Bryant 90th Celebration Film: December 2014 from nimbus media on Vimeo.   Lost Inside A track from an unused film score for a [...]

A new musical tradition

It seems a new musical tradition is being set in motion. This time, one year ago I was lucky enough to spent a couple of days with a group of great musicians (Chris Lam Sam, Nick Granville, Nick Tipping, Jeremy Badger, Adam Page) creating and co-composing the soundtrack to the movie - Penny Black. This movie is [...]

Concerts, Albums and Scores

The end of last week got kind of manic with a range of projects reaching finishing points. - sending scores, parts, backing tracks and other performance details for the performers of a new multimedia chamber work "Flutter". - submitting full score and parts for a new orchestral piece "convoluted" for the NZSO SOUNZ Recordings in [...]

Those Remarkable Peaks

I recently released my new album of music for piano and electronics called Imaginary Communications. A Dunedin-based filmmaker heard the track 'Those Remarkable Peaks' from that album and decided to make a landscape film with the track. You can watch the video here: R. from Merr Leslie on Vimeo.