I'M CURRENTLY IN LATVIA!
A few months ago I received an invitation to attend the World Federation of Free Latvians ‘World Latvian Cultural Conference’ as a panelist alongside composers Eriks Esenvalds, Dace Aperane and Juris Kenins. The conference took place on Monday 30th September, and together we shared experiences of the relationship between music and identity.
SYDNEY CHILDREN'S CHOIR COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE (2018-19)
I'm currently tying off my sixth and final piece for Sydney Children’s Choir as Composer in Residence for 2018-19. I have been working alongside Sydney Living Museums, learning about the history of significant homes and sites across Sydney and turning these stories into songs.
FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR WORKING WITH THE TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!
I recently spent a week in Hobart working on my first ever concertino for Cor Anglais and Symphony Orchestra as well as two orchestral arrangements of songs by Cotter Kypriotis and Jordan Kenny.
My concertino titled ‘Glass Ocean’ explores the texture and fluidity of water, and was written specifically for Dinah Woods.
A huge thank you to conductor Elena Schwarz and composition mentors Matthew Hindson, Paul Stanhope and Jessica Wells for an incredibly rich and inspiring week!
I have been commissioned to compose a new work for Melbourne’s Flinders Quartet in celebration of a 50th wedding anniversary. More info to come soon!
CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The CSO have invited me to orchestrate my work ‘The Lake’ for larger forces! This new version will be premiered in Canberra on Wednesday 20th May, 2020.
THE NATIONAL CARILLON (2018/19)
In 2011 I explored writing for the world's largest instrument - the carillon - for the first time with my piece 'The Transfixed Walls', which was awarded second place in the inaugural National Carillon Competition of Australia. I have recently received a commission from the National Carillon Association of Australia to once again compose for this enormous instrument, this time with solo soprano included.