A few notes on “Vantage”, for solo cello and fixed media electronics being written for Christopher Bennett, as well as “Remote Control”, a 75 min solo dance work Dean’s creating and I’m making some sound for….
Ben Hinchley and I, in our duo Flœk, made a 30 min work for Jaimie Leonarder’s “The Experiment”, presenting 1st friday of each month at Brand X, ESCAC in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Also this week, I taught 350 kids some composition and sound creation fundamentals at Bronte Public…. (photo by Guy James Whitworth)
Last night's premiere of "30/31 - Lobotomy" changed my life... it was a small but important work and event as it was the first performance of a work I'd used a devising method of creation for on other musicians...
The lunatic is in my head The lunatic is in my head You raise the blade, you make the change You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane You lock the door And throw away the key There's someone in my head but it's not me
You wouldn't believe what the Australian Art Quartet did today. It is amazing working with really accomplished musicians and relating their music techniques to movement techniques, their understanding of music composition to movement composition... I'm making an integrated sound/movement work... we don't know what about yet, but we've got an 8 day residency at Bundanon to figure it out!
Morphing from composer to artist, from 2016 to 2017, from Gallop House to Mattie Furphy House. 2017 Sydney Festival of Really Good Sex, Dean Walsh, The Song Company, Dapheny Chen, Australian Art Quartet, and what am I doing in a writer's residency?
An update on the Strut / Maxine Doyle with Sarah Dowling workshop up doing... my injuries are ok, and I'm going though a bunch of developments and epiphanies whilst getting excited about our showing this coming Thursday... and you may have noticed I got a haircut.
I'm in a workshop with Maxine Doyle from Punchdrunk Theatre organised by Strut Dance! There's a showing in a couple of weeks time. I'm also starting this new work for the Song Company and I've started deconstructing the meaning behind the text I'll be setting... maybe you can help me with that, as I don't know if I've got it right....
I'm continuing the path of becoming more of a performer, and discovering a few really awesome things about being the composer/performer combo along the way, as well as discovering parallels between my universes as a publisher, leader, and composer.