Voice and ensemble
These works include the Lowin Prize-winning Learning to Howl, and the Lowin Prize finalists Willow Songs and Last Words. They set to music words by Shakespeare and Sappho, Anne Stevenson and Robert Louis Stevenson, Judith Wright and Craig Raine.
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flute (= piccolo), percussion (tabla, crotales, wind chimes and temple block), guitar and cello
N.B. the percussion part is written for an improvising tabla player, though it can be played on other hand drums
Commissioned for Halcyon (Sydney), Haga Duo with Karin Lovelius and Suranjana Ghosh (Stockholm), Lina Andonovska and Crash Ensemble (Dublin) and Elisabeth Holmertz and Poul Høxbro (Oslo), with financial assistance from the Australia Council of the Arts, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.
First performance by Karin Lovelius (mezzo-soprano), Sareidah Hildebrand (flute), Suranjana Ghosh (percussion), Joakim Lundström (guitar), Mattias Rodrick (cello), Norrtullskyrkan, Söderhamn, Sweden, 5 September 2019
flute (= piccolo), clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, alto sax, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, vibes, drum kit, piano, electric guitar, violin, double bass
Commissioned by the Monash Art Ensemble
First performance by Gian Slater, Monash Art Ensemble directed by Paul Grabowsky (piano), Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Melbourne, 13 October 2017
First performance by David Greco (baritone), David Shaw (piccolo), Leanne Sullivan (trumpet), James Huntingford (piano), conducted by Roland Peelman, Canberra International Music Festival, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 8 May 2015
Commissioned by Katie Noonan with financial assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Katie Noonan and the Brodsky Quartet, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, 28 April 2016
First performance by Halcyon (Alison Morgan, Jenny Duck Chong, Diana Springford, Joshua Hill), Sculpture Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 23 October 2013
Commissioned by Jane Sheldon with financial assistance from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Jane Sheldon (soprano), Helen Ayres (violin), Zoe Knighton (cello) and Anna Goldsworthy (piano), Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Lecture Hall, Port Fairy, Victoria, 12 October 2013
Commissioned by Jane Sheldon
First complete performance by Fiona Campbell (mezzo-soprano), Australia Ensemble, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW, Sydney, 8 June 2019
Commissioned by Halcyon with the generous financial support of Barbara Blackman
First performance by Halcyon (Alison Morgan, Jenny Duck-Chong , Sally Walker, Jason Noble, John Douglas, Sally Whitwell), Trackdown Scoring Stage, Fox Studios, Sydney, 26 September 2009
oboe (= cor anglais), clarinet (= bass clarinet), bassoon, horn and piano
Commissioned by Southern Cross Soloists with funding from a composer fellowship from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Warren Fahey and Dave de Hugard (singers), the Southern Cross Soloists, Queensland Music Festival, Bangalow St Park, Brisbane, 15 July 2006