Recordings and new albums

In the past few days I have been working with various people on the creation, composition, and recording of over 3 hours of new original music. Creative productivity is a marvelous and rewarding thing. Here are a few pics from some time in the studio.   Along with working on a collection of songs for [...]

Concerts!

On Tuesday 4th of August I gave a concert called 'Imagined Landscapes'. It was a collection of music I have composed, most new, some revisits of older stuff. Lots of multimedia things, and some multi-sensory elements exploring smell and taste. Sharron Bennett of Sharron Bennett Photography took a bunch of pictures of the concert... you [...]

They Will Be The Colour

My new album with Julia Booth is available now. Get your digital copy here. It costs about the same as a good cup of coffee, but will last you much longer! All funds made from the sale of this album will go towards the recording costs of a new collaborative project with Julia! So if [...]

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 [...]

Multimedia music

With the release of the 'Flutter' video, I have had people ask me what my next performance piece will be... at the moment I am unsure. We shall see what comes up. But in the meantime, I thought it might be good to revisit some of the multi-media performance projects I have put together, and [...]

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As a bit of creative fun I decided to create a piece using some taonga puoro recordings I had made with Alistair Fraser. I listened through the recordings, and then started to create a piano piece that would allow Alistairs musical gestures to flow naturally and create a sense of balance between the taonga puoro [...]