Recordings and new albums

In the past few days I have been working with various people on the creation, composition, and recording of over 3 hours of new original music. Creative productivity is a marvelous and rewarding thing. Here are a few pics from some time in the studio.   Along with working on a collection of songs for [...]

Concerts!

On Tuesday 4th of August I gave a concert called 'Imagined Landscapes'. It was a collection of music I have composed, most new, some revisits of older stuff. Lots of multimedia things, and some multi-sensory elements exploring smell and taste. Sharron Bennett of Sharron Bennett Photography took a bunch of pictures of the concert... you [...]

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 [...]

Music for the mountains

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 [...]

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.

Mozart Fellow 2015

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 [...]