My new collaboration with rapper-poet Luka Lesson is Macquarie an orchestral-hiphop interrogation of the legacy of Lachlan Macquarie. Sarah-Grace Williams conducted the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the premiere.Read More
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Hamish McKeich recently recorded my piece 'Snap' (the first movement from my 'Symphony With Just One Theme'). Wonderful cellist Sue-Ellen Paulson playing the solo. Thanks TSO!
I had a bloody great time working on WAVE Festival, a morphing of modern sounds, technology and talent with the classical heritage and strength of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. I arranged and conducted a show with Australian hip-hop icons Horrorshow; and also composed an original work, Macquarie with rapper-poet Luka Lesson.Read More
'The Ugly Sound' is a piece I wrote for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's Education Program. It's just The Ugly Duckling, but with a sound (instead of a duck or swan.) Thanks to the wonderful TSO musicians, conductor Gregory Stephens, narrator Bryony Geeves, Tali Kellam-Pearson and Jenny Compton.Read More
It was a great pleasure and honour to have conducted WDR Funkhausorchester with Marialy Pacheco Trio on 'Danzón Cubano': music for jazz trio and orchestra (I arranged some of the music). We had an open rehearsal at the Kölner Philharmonie and the concert took place at the International Jazz Festival Viersen.Read More
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Hamish McKeich recently recorded my piece 'Snap' (the first movement from my 'Symphony With Just One Theme'). Wonderful cellist Sue-Ellen Paulson playing the solo. Thanks TSO!Read More
A little background video on the Thum Prints project for beatboxer and orchestra... featuring the ungodly mouth of beatboxer Tom Thum. (Our massive thanks to QSO, Richard, Dale, Costa, Steve & Warwick.) For more on the project, checkout the Thum Prints website.
Over the last week I was fortunate enough to have been on tour in regional QLD with the wonderful Queensland Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Voices, conducting Handel’s Messiah. Four marvellous choirs joined us – shoutout to the Mackay Choral Society, The Rockhampton Musical Union, the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers and the Sunhine Coast Oriana Choir.
Recently I was in Cologne for the premiere of my new piece Action Hero for recorded Schwarzenegger and orchestra. Here it is performed by the amazing WDR Funkhausorchester and conductor Frank Strobel.
I was thrilled that the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under their music director Alondra de la Parra premiered my new work, 482 Variations on a Very Short Theme.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 (5:00pm 6:00pm)
Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Harris Street