‘Then we fall’ and other announcements

I am currently working on the editing and mixing of a new album recorded/composed/improvised in real time in the Albany Street Studios by myself, Chris Lam Sam, Nick Granville, Rob Burns, and Robbie Craigie. The session was engineered by Mike Holland.

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!

 

New Funk Music

As a break between “serious” music projects, I put together a little funk track for fun.

I was inspired by the music of Prince and Nile Rodgers, but presented with my own twist.
Very lucky to have had Nick Granville lay down some tasty guitar for the track. It will eventually have lyrics, but in the meantime it is just a fun funky jam to kick back and listen to.

While Wolf Sleeps – EP1

As part of a goal to continue to increase my creative output, and also as a desire to have a escape for my mind from working on my suite for viola and cello.

I decided to put together a bunch of uptempo tunes that were just for fun. Not trying to re-create any specific sound/style or for any real purpose – just to have fun making tunes.

This EP was all recorded during the 5 days from 26-30th November 2012.
All tracks were composed, mixed and produced while my son had his naps during these days.

This is intended to be an exercise in creativity. A way to refresh my mind and explore new sounds, genres and techniques… I intend to create a number of these EPs over the next little while.

All the tunes in the EP are uptempo tunes – influenced by EDM/Electro/Dance/House/Disco etc…

Enjoy.

Free Download from Soundcloud.