While working through those tracks I found this tune recorded at sound check while we waited for Nick to arrive down from Wellington. So while you wait for the new album, here is a groovy little taster.
Also recently released is a remix I did for a band called Cheshire Grimm. You can check that track out here:
And finally, it is my pleasure to announce that my piece “Frosted Air Suite” for flute and electronics was awarded the Philip Neill Memorial Prize for Composition for 2015. I am looking forward to hearing the piece premiered later this year!
As part of a project Mike Holland was running with his studio production third year class at Otago University, he asked me if I would like to get something recorded in the studio.
So I wrote this piece, ‘Silent Image‘ – a kind of minimalism meets funk groove thing… lots of tuned percussion, synths and keyboards, plus bass, drums, and horns.
It was a fun day in the Otago University Albany Street Studio!
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 children, Chris Lam Sam and I put together this short piece:
And also, the release of this album created in collaboration with Rob Burns (bass) and Robbie Craigie (drums) under the name Days At Sea.The album is called THUS.
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 nearing a release (with an accompanying soundtrack album).
For the second version of this new yearly tradition, I spent the day today in the University of Otago Music Department Albany Street Studios creating new music with Rob Burns (bass) and Robbie Craigie (drums and vibraphone). It is always great to get into a creative space with likeminded musicians and create sound in a space together.
Very much looking forward to getting in and mixing the new music from today… but in the meantime here are some tracks from the Penny Black Soundtrack. It is such an honour and a privilege to be able to make music with all these extremely talented and generous musicians.