The video for Flutter is now online! Watch it here:
I am busy working away on my new piece (currently titled) ‘Sketches of an Intergalactic Earworm’ for piano trio and boombox – it’s nearly finished and I am pretty excited about it!
In the meantime, the videos from my PhD concert are pretty much ready for uploading – just one final check to do and then it’s all go! I am so stoked to share this music (and video) with you.
Just to whet your appetite, here are a few stills from the concert footage:
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 as part of this ceremony (they typically only have 3 performances) is also quite nice.
After my performance last year I had thought if I was asked to perform again I wouldn’t know how to follow it… but I was asked to perform again this year, so had to put together something to follow a performance with videos, dancer, special fx makeup and pyrotechnics!
The piece I came up with is called Into the nocturnal sunshine. As I started to compose the music, I was also thinking about the dramatic shape and how to effectively stage the piece. Working with Brad Thomson at the Academy of Performing Arts was great – huge support and with his team, came up with ways to make the vision in my head a reality.
This is a piece that I am very proud of – it was fun to write, to rehearse and to perform.
Here are some other notes about the piece and the performance: