I am looking forward to performing at the Jazzlab in Melbourne with Kristin Berardi and Sean Foran. These are two of my favourite musicians and we will be using lots of new fun effects and pedals together!
We will be playing music from our first album along with new music from our upcoming release. This will be our first performance in Melbourne since the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival so we are very excited.
Please coming a long if you're around, it should be a really fun night.
I am so incredible excited and honoured to have received the 2018 Prelude Composer Residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney where I will be for the next 12 months. So many amazing people have lived here and created great things in this space-I can’t wait to start composing and making music.
The exciting Ensemble Trivium have a very creative project which has commissioned many of Brisbane's most interesting composers to write a work for them. I feel very happy to be one of the composers and will have a new work for Flute, Bassoon and Marimba performed at the ABC Studios on Southbank at 3pm on Sunday, December 3.
I have worked really hard on this piece and I am really excited for this premier and to hear the new pieces by Robert Davidson, Steve Newcomb, John Parker and Thomas Green.
More information can be found below. I hope to see you there.
I'm incredibly excited to be have been awarded the Prelude Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency. This is an amazing opportunity to live in a beautiful house in Sydney that was owned by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks to focus on composition for one year!
I am sooo excited to move to Sydney to focus on creating new music and feel so inspired. WOOOHOOO
'Prelude is a national network of residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and affording recipients the time and space to create new work or conduct research and development. Beneficiaries of the programme also receive financial support throughout the 12 months of the residency.'
It was a real treat conducting full big band, string orchestra for a concert featuring Kristin Berardi, Kayleigh Pincott, Kieren Stevenson, Matt Copley and the QYO Big Band. We performed in the Concert Hall of the Old Museum Building and were also fortunate to have some very fine swing dancers setting the mood.
For the Annual Finale Concert at QPAC I conducted the QLD Youth Orchestra Big Band in the beautiful QPAC Concert Hall. It was a special evening performing to a well attended Concert Hall and it was lovely hearing the ensemble perform my music.
It was a real pleasure conducting the QLD Youth Orchestra Big Band for a performance with the incredible James Morrison. James is a phenomenal musician and it was a privilege sharing the stage with him at the Frontline Fundraising Dinner at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre. Very inspiring!
I’m looking forward to performing with a Toby Wren, AJ Hall and Toby Wren at the Brisbane Jazz Club on Saturday, October 7 from 7.30pm. We will be performing a mix of original compositions alongside works by Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler and less played tunes from the jazz song book.