Not a one way street (video)

Here is part two of my finished PhD Concert footage... The video for today is the piece that opened the concert. Not a one way street by J.Mayall For viola, cello, synth and backing track. This piece 'Not a one way street' is about cyclic but slightly alter journeys that occur through our hectic everyday [...]

New recording

I have been busily working away on film scores, contemporary art, composition re-writes, audio mixes and new music... so busy that I have fallen behind with posting here! But there is a bunch of new stuff (especially concert videos!!) that will be being released soon. In the meantime, here is a mix from the live [...]

Re-writes and new ideas

I have just come to (what I think and hope) is the end of the re-write process for my chamber orchestra piece 'The Long White Cloud'... Just need to let it sit with me a few more days and then it will be on to the re-recording part. I think that, despite my frustration for [...]

All of the goings on

There has been a lot going on in the past few weeks! Thought it must be about time I did an update. I am still working away at the post-production of the recordings of my PhD Concert. Both in the way of audio mixing and video editing with Dan Inglis. The audio part of this process [...]

Time for a catch up…

It has been a long time since I have posted here... this is disappointing because I was aiming to be more regular with these posts, and I seem to have done the opposite. But hopefully it will be up and up from here. Life does tend to get in the way a bit, but in [...]

Into the Nocturnal Sunshine

For the past couple of years I have been asked to perform at the Waikato University Blues Awards. These awards recognition students who have excelled in either sports or creative and performing arts to national and international levels. It is an honour to be selected to receive one of these awards - and to perform [...]

To Entertain a Wolf

Earlier this year I was asked to write a piece for string quartet by my friend Adam Maha. His quartet was going to be competing in some competitions, and they wanted to play a brand new piece. So, I thought this would be a good chance to add another piece to my composition portfolio, and [...]

Days filled with music

My days are either filled with looking after my boy or working on my PhD. Luckily, my PhD is a creative practice based portfolio/thesis that involves me composing a lot of new original music, and then writing about the music I have written. (Somewhere in that process I also get to perform that music with some [...]