Glimpse – Coming Soon

Now, for new projects... A live audio-visual experience. 'Glimpse' is a new multi-media artwork incorporating live music, projected video, and soundscape created by filmmaker Dan Inglis and composer Dr. Jeremy Mayall. This innovative new piece combining experimental film concepts and contemporary art music blurs the line between conventional cinema and pure concert music. The work [...]

Film, Archive and Music Lab

I have been fortunate to have been one of 18 international participants selected for the following event! It is very exciting to get to head to London to work with some very interesting and exciting people! Read more about it here: http://music.britishcouncil.org/projects/film-archive-and-music-lab "The British Council presents Film, Archive and Music Lab: a week of screenings, live performance and collaboration [...]

An update

It has been awhile... I always intend to keep more regular blog posts, but things get in the way - mostly it's good things like getting caught up in the studio working on new music, so I can't really complain. Since last time there has been a bunch of stuff that I thought I would [...]

Flare (and a doctoral footnote)

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. Check out 'FLARE' online [...]

Those Remarkable Peaks

I recently released my new album of music for piano and electronics called Imaginary Communications. A Dunedin-based filmmaker heard the track 'Those Remarkable Peaks' from that album and decided to make a landscape film with the track. You can watch the video here: R. from Merr Leslie on Vimeo.

Princesses and pianos

Another quick update, still furiously working away on the phd. I believe the end is in sight... I hope so! I am also working on a piece for four pianos, a piece for guitar, some solo instrument pieces, and a couple of new larger scale theatrical pieces (more details to come soon). In the meantime, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winter Storm

Another short film that I worked on with the Scorelocks Collective is currently making its way through the festival circuit. The film directed by Attila Adam is an intimate father and son tale, tracking the morning of their first hunting trip together. It is still early days but so far its festival run includes: Official Selection of Long [...]