The End of All Journeys
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A melting pot of contemporary dance music textures, mixed with Romantic orchestral colours. A large scale reflection on light and dark, violence and peace.
Commissioned by Symphony Australia. Premiered by the Melbourne Symphony, conducted by Richard Mills. Nominated for an Art Music Award (APRA-AMCOS Best New Work)
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Based on a Dreamtime story of two boys who are forbidden to follow the hunters, but do anyway. They come to the sea, where Thugine the Rainbow serpent lures them into the water. The hunters find them, frozen into rocks, far out to sea...
Winner of the inaugural Corbould Composition Prize. Premiered by the Queensland Philharmonic, conducted by Patrick Strub. Also performed by the Melbourne Symphony, and used in their educational materials
A Matter of Honour
solo trombone 3232 - 4331 - timp + 2 - str
Knights in shining armour, damsels in distress, and a rollicking finale. This piece is written for advanced high school students to play, with a challenging solo trombone part. There is also a piano and trombone reduction.
Commissioned by Blackburn High School, Melbourne, for VCE performance by Kieran Conrau (Empire Horns, Cat Empire)
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A funeral procession, influenced by the funerary rites of several different cultures. A sparse, morbid opening gives way to a procession that gradually gains momentum, culminating in a wild paean to the dead.
Composed for the Australian Composer's Orchestral Forum (ACOF), mentored by Richard Mills. Premiered by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Porcelijn
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Composed as part of PhD studies, this piece is based on the poem by Constantine Cavafy. The poem itself refers to the journey of life, and how you should live for the journey. This piece is also a journey; involving the assimilation of several musical genres into one. There is a prominent synthesizer part.
Ithaka was written specifically for university performers, and was premiered by the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fabian Russell