Nearly reaching the end of my first year in Dunedin as the Mozart Fellow. It has been a hugely productive, creative and artistically rewarding year. I am very excited for all the possibilities that the upcoming year will present.
One of those opportunities is starting the year by heading to Nepal to trek in the Himalayas as part of the Sir Edmund Hillary Step Higher Award. It is going to be great to explore this part of the world that I have never been to. I am sure it will be inspiring, and I will be taking a recording device to capture some of the sounds of the environment which will potentially find their way into some new music.
In the meantime, here is an album that I released when I first found out about the award and this journey. It is an album of landscape-inspired music for piano and electronics. You can get yourself a copy here or in the player below. It is a pay-what-you-like (or free) download with all funds received being donated to the Himalayan Trust as part of this journey.
As part of the release of a range of projects I worked on last year here is a new album by The Scorelocks Collective. All this music was composed and performed by Chris Lam Sam and myself. It was created for a nature documentary exploring the tropical wetlands of Australia.
The music is aiming for a modernization, or contemporary film music approach to the nature documentary soundtrack – utilising a fusion of electronic and orchestral sounds in a range of stylistic approaches.
A track from an unused film score for a thriller film about becoming unexpected trapped.
In that Infinite Moment
Created with Nick Tipping on bass this piece is a a real-time, unplanned moment of musical communication.
I appreciate that this is a long track, and as such it may prove daunting to commit to listening through – especially as time spent online is often searching for the quick reward. But, this track, and the musical journey it contains, is something that I believe it is worth listening to. So, if you feel so inclined, sit back, close your eyes, and listen. Perhaps this moment with communicate something to you.
Thanks for your time.