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.
FOOTNOTE: On Tuesday I faced the final PhD hurdle – the oral defense. While it was quite ominous in the lead-up (having to defend the last 5 years of ones life is not the most enjoyable concept) – the actual event was quite pleasant! So, while it still seems quite surreal, I can apparently say I have my doctorate… (but really I still need to print the final versions, and walk across that stage looking like a wizard to collect the piece of paper.)
If you would like to, you can get a copy of the music composed for the thesis here:
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 is an exciting prospect. Here is a collection of most of the work I have created so far this year:
Compositions: Imaginary Communications – a suite for piano and electronics Whit-woo – for solo bass convoluted – for orchestra Infinite possibilities – for various recorded instruments Late Song – for soprano, chorus, piano, violin, flute, clarinet and backing track #tinyelephants – a sound art piece Signature Asymmetry – for percussion and fixed media Seaward Moments – for bansuri, field recordings and backing track with Adam Page The Song of Kauri – a musical interpretation of childrens story by Melinda Szymanik Through the pulsating debris – for four pianos L.o.q.shun – for voice Without Contact – soundscape and light with Martyn Roberts Another World Asleep – soundscape and light with Martyn Roberts Cosmic Outlaw – with Chris Lam Sam Suburban Wires – with Chris Lam Sam Feathered Resonance – soundscape to accompany artwork by Madeleine Child in Wallace Art Awards