Art Music and contemporary performancE MAKING
I’ve been fixated on creating time-based work since I was 8. I started with classical (contemporary) music composition training and practice. After taking steps to establish myself as a composer, I quickly began to pursuing other long-term interests that I’d had… dance, physical theatre and performance art.
I draw from a very broad skills base in sound and music composition (electronic interactive and fixed-media, acoustic, scored, semi-scored, traditionally notated, unconventionally notated) that informs my approach to making performance experiences/works as well as music and sound.
I am interested in human nature, technology, and natural environment.
Recent and Current Work
‘Proxima’ is a piece I’m co-creating with Ben Hinchley as our ensemble “Flœk” with help from Dean Walsh and collaboration with Mark Oliveiro about human nature, technology and the natural environment. We use technology we’ve invented ourselves in an immersive audience interactive experience that offers a vision of a symbiotic future.
‘Second Nature’ is a theatre-performance work I’m collaborating with Dean Walsh on. Our performers are an ensemble we’re helping to establish called the “Jam and Bread Ensemble” based in Orange (regional NSW). Together, we’re exploring the depths of human nature and its relationship to the greater nature of our environment. The original concept was created by Dean during a development he had with Restless Dance Theatre a number of years ago, but never got the chance to complete.
Recent gig’s I’ve had; in May 2019 I created a 10 minute solo called “A Repeated Text” which invites the audience to test and redefine their boundaries. In March 2019 I worked on “Water’s Edge” by Legs On The Wall in sound design and diffusion. Earlier this year Alicia Crossley performed my work “E” (solo recorder and electronics), and Ensemble Q gave the premiere of my string quartet work “29”. Dean and I have gone out to Orange 3 times so far this year to develop “Jam and Bread Ensemble”. Read more about my work here