Here is the video of the first movement of Requiem for a City, the piece co-composed by Paul Mac and myself. The video is from the premiere performance. Congrats to Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney Wind Symphony cond. John Lynch for doing such a great job.
It is a wonderful recording – totally top notch and very much as I imagined the piece in the first place.
Written for the HUSH Music Foundation, “The Stars Above Us All” has recently been released on a disc of Australian music. This disc is written to provide calming and engaging music for children undergoing treatment in hospitals, as well as their parents and administering doctors and surgeons.
“The Stars Above Us All” was premiered by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of December 2013, and the entire concert was broadcast live on ABC Classic FM. Myself and other composers involved, including Maria Grenfell, Brenton Broadstock, Paul Stanhope, Elena Kats-Chernin and Stuart Greenbaum, were involved signing CDs for 25 minutes after the concert.
Flash – Claire Edwardes (marimba)
Sydney-based percussionist Claire Edwardes has put together an intriguing collection of marimba miniatures on this disc, ranging from transcriptions of Bach chorales, lute suites and various short piano works through to newly composed works for this disc. The playing is excellent. The opening Bach track showcases the beauty of the marimba in such an intriguing way. Claire definitively performs my piece Flash with precision, verge and vigour.
North-South-East-West – Marcel Luxen (Clarinet)
Singapore-based clarinettist Marcel Luxen is an excellent performer, and on this disc he is performing Nintendo Music. Nintendo Music certainly depends on having a top class player, and Marcel certainly doesn’t disappoint. One would think that he’s been playing the Nintendo Entertainment System all his life!
Here is a Youtube clip of Marcel playing Nintendo Music.
The Metallic Violins – James Cuddeford and Natsuoko Yoshimoto
This disc, also released on Tall Poppies, continues to garner extremely good reviews. And with good reason – the playing from the two violinists is simply awesome. Anyone interested in violin repertoire would love this disc. There isn’t one dud piece or note on there.
James and Natsuoko perform my piece The Metallic Violins within an inch of its life. Here is an audio excerpt:
A CD will be released in 2011 featuring some of my selected solo and chamber works. This disc will be released by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and will feature works including Video Game Dreaming for saxophone quartet (recorded by Continuum Sax), Plastic Jubilation for piano + pre-recorded audio (recorded by Liam Viney) and Monkey Music, for toy piano and cymbal monkey (as seen above), recorded by Isabel Ettenauer.