Samuel/Coleridge-Taylor/Perkinson

When I was in my early teens I used to grab any and all piano music I could find in the local library, from Tom Lehrer songs to Mompou to Ignacio Cervantes. One of my favourite things to loan and…

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Been down so long it looks like up to me

Well, it has been a while since I committed anything to the blogosphere. Like many people, I have found my outlook gradually turning inward, and have had a diminished interest in engaging with my friends or broader network. And, as…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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