Richard Haynes premieres ghosts of motion in Bern

I’m accustomed to long waits between finishing a work and hearing it, sometimes in the order of years. So when Richard Haynes announced the première performance of my ghosts of motion for his new clarinet d’amore on 23 October–less than…

luminous, ghosts of motion …and beyond

I have been notably absent from the blog over the last three or so weeks. This is a consequence of my being nosedown in a pair of pieces, both now provisionally finished. The first is luminous for solo vibraphone, written…

2020 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards winner

Well, who would have guessed it? After years of being a finalist here and there, a work of mine has finally won an Art Music Award outright: passing bells: day, performed and nominated by the outstanding Brisbane pianist Alex Raineri,…

The Notation Game

A change in my notation occurred in about 1995. Previously I had adopted a semiotically information-rich notation that I thought conveyed a considerable amount of useful information to the perceiver. However, a couple of decades of explanations and performances seemed…