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Some post-AFCM lovin'

Some post-AFCM lovin'

Okay, so I didn’t manage to do my daily updates from Australian Festival of Chamber Music on Facebook as I had promised, but that’s mainly because I was having such an awesome time. Seriously. AMAZING.

Didn't manage to get to Townsville for the Festival? Never fear, ABC Classic recorded some of the concerts and they’re up online at the moment to listen to!

Some awesome reverse composition (ie. analysis) of Two-Tap draft 1

Some awesome reverse composition (ie. analysis) of Two-Tap draft 1

This is just some extra little fun stuff for those of you dedicated enough to actually read my blog posts…

A couple of years ago I was commissioned by Paint it Red to write a trio for three guitars for three of my best friends, Ben Ellerby, Libby Meyers and Joe Fallon, who together make up the Rosa Guitar Trio. The resulting work, Two-Tap, is probably one of my favourite pieces I’ve written, but IT’S A KILLER. It’s just so tight knit, with interwoven patterns hocketing about all over the place, shifts and metric-modulations abundant, and glittered with harmonics generously. The trio loved it, but needless to say the first draft needed a good bit of work before it was playable.

In the process of editing, Ben created THIS marvellous thing…

Photoshoot: Barbican Estate with Ray Roberts

Photoshoot: Barbican Estate with Ray Roberts

A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of sitting around and looking all moody for a photoshoot with Ray Roberts in the bizarre world that is the Barbican Estate, have a look . . .

Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival 2017: Video Diary 3

Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival 2017: Video Diary 3

My last travel vlog of my time at Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA is up!! Check it out to see some behind the scenes from the Marathon Concert, as well as the highlights from the final week of the Festival.

Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival 2017: Video Diary 1

Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival 2017: Video Diary 1

My first update from the USA!! I threw together a little travel diary for the team at Rehearsal Magazine. Have a look at the beautiful town of North Adams where I've been chilling out for the past week, its very pretty . . .

Exploring Charleville // Camerata of St Johns Commission (pt. 1)

Exploring Charleville // Camerata of St Johns Commission (pt. 1)

I'm really stoked to be working on a new piece commissioned by the Camerata of St. John's to premiere on their tour of regional Queensland next month!

But first, their concertmaster/artistic director, Brendan Joyce, and I headed out to Charleville, to meet some of the locals, explore the area, do a few interviews for the local papers and radio, and gather some ideas to use in the new work.

Take a look at what we saw...

I wrote a thesis! // Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship

I wrote a thesis! // Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship

Last year (2015) I wrote a thesis! It was for my honours in my Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland. HARMONIC PROGRESSION AND PITCH-CENTRICITY IN JOHN ADAMS PHRYGIAN GATES . . . I know, such a fun title. Anyway, somehow, it won an award! The Donald Tugby Musicology Prize and Scholarship, for the most outstanding research contribution to the field of musicology in 2015 at the university.