COMPOSER | PIANIST | MUSIC EDUCATOR
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Announcing the release of my EP
Regermination: Selected Works for Piano
Regermination is an intimate collection of solo piano recordings that reflect time spent in the abundant landscapes of West Gippsland Victoria, Australia, where I grew up. It explores a deep connection to nature and the restorative, consoling effect it has on the troubled mind. An extension of the Regermination project undertaken with Ensemble Volante, works include Silver Shrike, a dedication to the birdsong of the Grey-Shrike Thrush, and Grand Ridge, a personal ode to a famous winding road of Gippsland.
This project was made possible by the Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.
World premiere by Halcyon
September this year saw the premiere of my work a dance with a jelly-fish, performed by Halcyon at their concert After Dark, a collection of new Australian music composed for mezzo soprano and cello.
World premiere and tour of Regermination: Songs of Solace and Renewal in the Australian Landscape
Regermination is a collection of new contemporary-classical art songs that reflect time spent in my childhood home in Seaview, West Gippsland Victoria. Composed for soprano and piano, it explores a deep connection to nature and the restorative, consoling effect it has on the troubled mind.
Works include Leaving the Nest, a song cycle dedicated to three iconic Australian birds: the Superb Lyrebird, the Wedge-tailed Eagle, and the Grey Shrike-thrush.
Performed and created in collaboration with Ensemble Volante.
12 June 2022, The Clocktower, Moonee Ponds (WORLD PREMIERE**)
13 June 2022, Buckley's of Dunolly, Dunolly
19 June 2022, Wesley of Warragul, Warragul
29 September 2022, The Athenaeum Theatre 2, Melbourne
(and live streamed through Australian Digital Concert Hall)
Video by Riley Dyt