Times have been busy leading up to Christmas, but here is a quick update with some of the more recent things I have been doing. DV Bryant Trust 90th Celebration Film DV Bryant 90th Celebration Film: December 2014 from nimbus media on Vimeo. Lost Inside A track from an unused film score for a [...]
It seems a new musical tradition is being set in motion. This time, one year ago I was lucky enough to spent a couple of days with a group of great musicians (Chris Lam Sam, Nick Granville, Nick Tipping, Jeremy Badger, Adam Page) creating and co-composing the soundtrack to the movie - Penny Black. This movie is [...]
Yesterday marked the start of a week for premieres including: - He korokoro tūī : a soundscape for a site-specific dance work by Karen Barbour, featuring taonga puoro by Alistair Fraser. This will be premiered at a conference held at Waikato University. - Flutter and Cut Away the Masts on Saturday at the Otago Museum. But first, was [...]
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.
Monday 22nd September was the day I submitted my PhD. After 4 years and 205 days; many hours of music; multiple thousands of words - I am very pleased to have this thing done... or at least done until the examiners look at it. Now that I have some extra time on my hands it [...]
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 [...]
Things have been pretty hectic since the various concerts in the first week of August, so I figured now might be a good time to collate a few things. Films: - Recently completed the sound mix for the LAPWING short film. A fun little superhero project that I co-scored with the Scorelocks Collective. - Worked [...]