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 [...]

Mozart Fellow 2015

I am very excited to have been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at Otago University for a second year! This means I will get to spent 2015 engaging in full time creative work. It is an absolute privilege to have received this position. You can read the announcement here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago078803.html Having another year to focus on composition [...]

Seaward Moments

About a month ago I drove down to Invercargill to record in the Seaward Bush Reserve with woodwind maestro Adam Page. The recordings are part of a new album I am working on, to be released later in the year, but as part of the recording we did an extra track that is now available [...]

Recording in Nature

Still busily working away on various projects... a couple of experimental films, an album of instrumental music, an orchestral piece, a couple of multimedia/theatre pieces and anything else life throws my way! It is an exciting time - loving the creative work. On the past weekend I spent a lot of time out in the [...]

Some more talented people

As part of this regular plan to share the creative work of people I know, here is the next installment! Check this stuff out: Nightowls: Hook and Danelle are doing exciting things... like having their 48Hr Team movie come 3rd place in the National finals (Peter Jackson Wild Card). And they are also testing the [...]