Making work happen.

I am continuing to get settled in here at Otago Uni. Meeting lots of people, exploring Dunedin, and using the time to focus on creating new work!

There are a lot of potential collaborations to explore this year! Including film scores, a new album of songs, dance/film projects, a theatre project, and other bits and pieces… it is a very exciting time to be creative.

I believe that is is important and creatively fulfilling to create art just because you want to – not only because you have a deadline to meet, or a project requirement to fulfill. Just work on a project because it feels good. This opportunity as the Mozart Fellow is such a great gift because I get to explore all of these ideas as my job! I am not sure if the reality of that has fully sunk in yet.

The next few weeks will be spent with some more time away from the studio, getting to spend time with happy couples as a marriage celebrant in Hamilton. It is great to be able to share in those special days! And also catching up with friends and family in the Waikato.

Then it will be back into making music – and hopefully sharing more new music with you all.

In the meantime, here is a dance film I worked on a while back that hasn’t been featured on this site:

Lucid from nimbus media on Vimeo.

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 now – so I guess all the stress and work was worth it!
The piece started out as “They say a word is dead”… and is now called “The Long White Cloud”. I am very much looking forward to sharing it with you soon!

In the meantime, work is continuing on various things, including:

– A short transportation musical
– The exhibition of the collaborative moving image piece ‘flow’.
– in talks about three new projects for the coming months
– still working away on my piano trio piece.

Good things are happening, and soon there will be lots of new music for me to share!

While you wait, go and check out my soundcloud and listen to some previous work! Or check some videos out on youtube!