Recent Work

Things have been hectic back in Hamilton. Lots going on with the various activities at Wintec School of Media Arts, plus a range of other fun projects! Looking forward to getting stuck into a couple of film scores, and a new collection of piano music.

Some of the more recent highlights are as follows:

Last night saw Ben Hoadley perform my “the effect of bundled sticks on sound” for bassoon and FX at the Auckland Art Gallery for the launch of the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation – a hugely fun Dada themed multisensory dinner (with food by Peter Gordon). Great to be able to present this piece in such an interesting environment!

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Ben Hoadley performs

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This dish (right) is an interpretation of artist and creative director for the evening, Judy Millar's photographic piece (left). (food by Peter Gordon)

This dish (right) is an interpretation of artist and creative director for the evening, Judy Millar’s photographic piece (left).
(food by Peter Gordon)

And here a review from the concert where this piece was premiered in Wellington in March this year. Video soon to be released as part of the SOUNZ Resound project.

In other news,

L.O.Q.Shun” – a film by Dan Inglis featuring vocals by Julia Booth – Singer and myself, has been selected to screen at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision as part of the Wellington Underground Film Festival WUFF for 2016. 3 nights of underground films:
26-28 May, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

If you are in Wellington on Saturday 27th come along a check out L.O.Q.Shun along with all the other films.

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Continuing in film news, BREAKERY, a short comedy film by Chasing Time Productions has been selected for more festivals. The list now includes: Arohanui International Film Festival 2015 | Texas Independent Film Festival 2016 | High Desert International Film Festival 2016 | Rialto Channel Screening 2016 | Princeton Film Festival 2016 | Skyline Film Festival 2016 | Hudson Valley Comedy Film Festival 2016 | deadCENTER Film Festival 2016

New album “CONVERSATIONS” is nearly ready for release! I know I have been saying that for awhile now, but just finalising all the details etc. A collection of works for solo instrumentalist and fixed media. Working with a number of excellent performer/collaborators!

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And finally, a new piece of ambient atmospheric music – a sonic sculpture is available for you to get immersed in. The piece is called “SONDER“. Have a listen here:

Back in Hamilton

Now that we are back in Hamilton, a bunch of interesting things have been taking place.

First, I am now working at the School of Media Arts, Wintec as an Academic Staff Member in the Music Department and Research Leader for the School. It is an exciting challenge, and is great to be working in a new environment.

Penny Black – the movie has been on a nationwide cinema tour. This is still going, so go to the tour page for more information!

 

DarkMatter – An event in the Dunedin Fringe Festival. 
Afterburner presents a light and performance installation pushing the boundaries of seeing. Using low level light, projection and sound, Afterburner awaken the possibilities of the unseen, imagining realms beyond sight, just on the verge of seeing. Dark Matter is a visual experience changing how we might see space and light as well as challenging the senses to enter into the experience.
Afterburner comprises of longterm founder and award winning lighting designer Martyn Roberts,with sound from Jeremy Mayall and dancers Katherine Kennedy and Megan Wilson.

 

All Good Poems Wear Classical Shoes – Another event in the Dunedin Fringe Festival
Sophie Morris sings new compositions from Anthony Ritchie, Jeremy Mayall and Sam Van Betuw. The new works are based on Poem texts from Poets David Eggleton, Ian Loughran, Emma Neale and Sue Wootton.

 

CONVERSATIONS: A new album featuring a number of collaborations for solo instrument and electronics. Featuring a number of extremely talented and generous performers. Here is the cover art, designed by Dan Inglis:

 

Film, Archive and Music Lab: I was lucky enough to have been one of 16 artists selected by the British Council and the British Film Institute to explore the creative potential of collaboration between the worlds of cinema, film archive and music. The 16 participants included music makers, film makers and video game composers – and we took part in a series of workshops, masterclasses, screenings and networking events all with the aim of increasing opportunities for cross-sector work, while providing a fertile breeding ground for future collaborations.

 

“Te ngao o te ao turoa” – it was a real honour to present the premiere of this new work for taonga puoro and electronics at the launch of the new University of Waikato Taonga Puoro collection. The piece was created and performed in collaboration with Horomona Horo.

 

Glimmer – an interactive light and sound installation created with Joe Citizen and Jason Long as a part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival at the Band Rotunda in town. A great experience for the young and young-at-heart!

 

And coming up!!

The premiere of a piece for bassoon and FX pedals – “The Effect of Bundled Sticks on Sound”! This piece will be premiered by Ben Hoadley at St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington as part of the NZ Music for Woodwind Concert.