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 [...]

Where things are at…

It has been a hectic past few weeks... and looks to be more of the same until October. Things that have been going on recently: You can now find all of the videos from my PhD Concert Showcase collected in one handy little vimeo channel. You can find those videos here. Writing more words for [...]

Mozart Fellowship 2014

It has now been officially announced and I can share with everyone that I have been appointed the University of Otago Mozart Fellowship for 2014. You can read about it here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago053784.html This is such an exciting opportunity! Live in Dunedin for a year, have an office space at the uni, and get to focus completely [...]

The Norse Suite (video)

This is the second to last piece from the concert videos, and there are two different versions of the piece available to be watched: The Norse Suite - concert version & The Norse Suite - final version The difference between the two videos is that after the premiere performance (concert version), I made some revisions [...]

Things are moving forward

Well, it has been a long road on this re-write of a piece for my PhD. Many changes and re-arrangements, constantly fine-tuning the mix, the video is being edited... and it is finally reaching a visible end point. Plus I have had some feedback from supervisors & colleagues saying that the piece is much stronger [...]

To Entertain a Wolf

Earlier this year I was asked to write a piece for string quartet by my friend Adam Maha. His quartet was going to be competing in some competitions, and they wanted to play a brand new piece. So, I thought this would be a good chance to add another piece to my composition portfolio, and [...]

Days filled with music

My days are either filled with looking after my boy or working on my PhD. Luckily, my PhD is a creative practice based portfolio/thesis that involves me composing a lot of new original music, and then writing about the music I have written. (Somewhere in that process I also get to perform that music with some [...]