Carl Rosman plays ruins within

Someone recently described Carl Rosman, precisely, as ‘the Compleat Musician’. Clarinetist extraordinaire, conductor, educator, I’ve known Carl for 25 years now, and not only is he is one of my favourite people, but also at the top of the list…

String Quartet (1985/2019)

Those who have visited this site before will have noticed that a new page has appeared dedicated to the nearly-completed study score of my 1985/2019 String Quartet. The version of the score that we have posted is, at this stage,…

Isolation schedule

I am pleased to be able to announce that the Australia Council graciously funded my ‘isolation schedule’ program of new works—These projects will have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding…

An industry-mandated musical monoculture

In my recent interview for Score Follower I referred to a remark in an article in the New Yorker that said “The winner-take-all economics of online media … means that if streaming doesn’t work for jazz and classical music, then…

I wax anecdotal

In the space of two days last week two extensive interviews appeared online: The Score Follower interview, over which SF director Emir Bejo and I corresponded in 2019 and Episode 24: The Labyrinthine Worlds of Chris Dench, a real time…

My world and welcome to it

By now, most visitors will be aware that this website is a joint creation, dreamt up by me (CD) but supervised and administered by my colleague, Andrew Bernard. All of the quirky elements on these pages are down to me;…