• Wally Gunn

Wally Gunn

About

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Photography by Terrence Hunt

Wally Gunn (b. 1971) is a composer whose work makes use of patterns and processes, and utilizes physical gesture and speech to heighten the theatricality of musical performance, creating music that is expressive and emotionally direct. Hailing from rural Australia, Wally first played in rock bands, then attended Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, before moving to New York to study with Julia Wolfe at Manhattan School of Music, and then pursue a Ph.D. at Princeton University. Wally writes concert music and collaborates with theater makers and visual artists. He currently lives and works in Queens, New York.

For a full biography, an artist’s statement, a curriculum vitae, and photographs, go to Media Kit.

New

Watch This

Evan Chapman made a brilliant short film of Steady State performing Little Things. Watch a 6 minute excerpt of the fourth movement ‘Moving,’ or the whole 25 minute film ‘Little Things.’

Music

Click on the titles for video, audio, and more information about the piece.
Some titles are available for sale at the Wally Gunn store.

Solo / Duo

Astonishing Islands
2016 (09:00)
Solo guitar with voice
Commissioned by St John’s Smith Square
Written for Laura Snowden

Arches and Shadows
2016 (08:30)
Solo violin

Bare White Bones
2016 (10:00)
Text by Wally Gunn and James Gunn
Flute, percussion

Commissioned by Gemini Duo and consortium

Three Trees: Willow
2015 (04:00)
Text by Wally Gunn and Jenise Treuting
Solo drum kit
Commissioned by Jason Treuting

Little Things
2015 (22:00)
Text by Wally Gunn
Percussion duo
Commissioned by Steady State

Can You Hear Me?
2012 (09:00)
Piano, drum kit and percussion
Written for futureCities

Mantid
2012 (06:30)
Shakuhachi or alto flute, tape
Written for Riley Lee

The Hive
2005 (14:00)
Viola, percussion, tape
Written for Phoebe Green

Trio / Quartet

Highway, Night
2016 (10:00)

Percussion trio
Commissioned by Tala Rasa

Discothèque
2016 (10:00)
Percussion trio

Broken Song
2016 (06:30)
Oboe, melodica and toy piano, harp

Pinwheel
2016 (09:30)
Trumpet, trombone, electric guitar
Commissioned by Three

Blood
2015 (20:00)
String quartet
Commissioned by The Letter String Quartet

Vicious Children
2014 (09:00)
Text by Wally Gunn, after Mother Goose

Percussion quartet
Written for Mobius Percussion

Archaean Eon
2013 (06:00)
Electric guitar quartet, drum kit
Written for Dither Guitar Quartet

Stones
2013 (20:00)
Percussion quartet
Written for Mobius Percussion

Double Or Nothing
2012 (09:00)
Percussion quartet

Tangram
2012 (08:00)
Percussion quartet
Written for Sō Percussion

Furniture
2009 (10:30)
Text by W. Andrew Gray and found texts
Soprano voice, violin, piano

Skin and Bone
2008 (09:00)
String quartet

PreCambrian
2003 (04:40)
Guitar quartet

Large Ensemble

Species Counterpoint
2016 (05:30)
Music by Biddy Connor (Sailor Days)
Text by Maria Zajkowski
Arranged by Wally Gunn
8 voices, drum kit

Arranged for Roomful of Teeth

Interior
2016 (08:30)
Flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin, contrabass
Written for Ensemble Mise-En

The Ascendant
2012 and 2016 (31:15)
Text by Maria Zajkowski
8 voices, drum kit
Commissioned by Roomful of Teeth

Arid Land
2014 (06:00)
Orchestra

The Earth Must Move
2015 (06:00)
Text by Nicolaus Copernicus

Mens vocal ensemble
Commissioned by Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Long Distance
2015 (22:40)
Text by Scott Brennan
Tenor voice, woodwind octet, piano, percussion

A Sort Of Orbit
2013 (07:00)

Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass
Written for 3 Shades Black

Lonely Road
2011 (08:00)
Flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass

Doublethink
2009 (07:50)
Orchestra

Eleven Fifty-Five
2007 (12:00)
Clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass
Written for Dead Horse Ensemble

Projects

Biome Project

The Biome Project is a long-term collaboration between artists from many different disciplines working together to create a multimedia portrait-of-place in unique natural environments all over the planet.

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Contributing artists
Wally Gunn

Terrence Hunt
Anthony Jarvis
Martin Lee
Chris Ubukata

2013 – present, Murray Darling Depression (work in progress)
The Biome Project’s first excursion to collect and develop material was in August 2013, when the artists spent a week at Nanya Research Station in the South Western corner of New South Wales, Australia. Nanya is situated in the region known as the Murray Darling Depression. The region features some extraordinary landscape, including red sand dunes and swales, salt lakes, and semi-arid flats, and hosts some rare flora communities not found elsewhere on the Australian continent. A second week-long excursion took place in June 2015 which saw the artists take existing ideas and develop them further, then branch out into new artistic experiments, some of which involved interventions in the landscape. A third excursion for 2017 is currently in the planning stages. The aim for the Biome Project is to create an immersive installation which features set design, still and moving images, and sound design, all collected and developed on site in the Murray Darling Depression.

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Photography by Chris Ubukata

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Nothing To See Here

Nothing To See Here is a new theater company whose primary goal is to make new performance works that focus on physicality and movement, rich imagery and original music composition, by bringing together artists from many disciplines in collaborative ventures with the company members. The company itself is made up of American and Australian artists, and functions as home base for collaborations between resident and visiting artists from the two countries.

Contributing artists
Scott Brennan

Danielle Brustman
Peta Coy
Ryan Drickey
Spencer Evans
Wally Gunn
Terrence Hunt
Laura Sheedy
Sō Percussion
Jason Treuting
Adrienne Truscott

2015, Long Distance
By Wally Gunn, Scott Brennan and Nothing To See Here
Directed by Laura Sheedy

Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

2014, It’s Me, Me, Pistol Optional
By Nothing To See Here
Directed by Laura Sheedy

Wilson College Black Box Theater, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

2013, By The Time You Get This
By Nothing To See Here
Directed by Laura Sheedy

Wilson College Black Box Theater, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

Version 2
Version 2

2010Suspicious Objects
By Laura Sheedy and Wally Gunn (work in progress)
Showing at Invisible Circus Artist Residence, North Blenheim, NY, USA

Performances

Upcoming:

October

2016.10.17 / 8:00pm / Voertman Hall at University of North Texas / Denton, TX, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

November

2016.11.12 / Spectrum / New York, NY, USA / Bare White Bones (world premiere) / Gemini Duo

December

2016.12.01 / St John’s Smith Square / London, UK / Astonishing Islands (world premiere) / Laura Snowden

Past:

2016

2016.09.17 / The Juilliard School / New York, NY, USA / Highway, Night (work in progress) / Tala Rasa

2016.09.15 / University of Massachusetts / Amherst, MA, USA / Highway, Night (work in progress) / Tala Rasa

2016.09.14 / Alma Thomas Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2016.09.13 / Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, School of Music at Baylor University / Waco, TX, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2016.09.13 / New York University / New York, NY, USA / Highway, Night (work in progress) / Tala Rasa

2016.09.12 / University of Maryland / College Park, MD, USA / Highway, Night (work in progress) / Tala Rasa

2016.08.30 / National Opera Center / New York, NY, USA / Interior / Ensemble Mise-En

2016.08.28 / I-Park Composers + Musician Collaborative Residency Concert at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme / Old Lyme, CT, USA / Interior (world premiere) / Ensemble Mise-En 

2016.08.21 / Ravinia Festival / Highland Park, IL, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2016.07.17 / Princeton Composers Concert, Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Matthews Theater, Lewis Center For the Arts / Princeton, NJ, USA / Discothèque (world premiere) / Jacob Gutierrez, Nathan Matthews, Somali Wilson 

2016.06.25 / Firehouse Space / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Double Or Nothing / Soundmark Project

2016.06.24 / Spectrum / New York, NY, USA / Double Or Nothing / Soundmark Project 

2016.06.24 / Toronto Creative Music Lab 2016 at 918 Bathurst / Toronto, ON, Canada / Broken Song (world premiere) / Carly Gordon, Grace Scheele, Wesley Shen

2016.05.28 / Melbourne Recital Center / Melbourne, VIC, Australia / Blood (world premiere) / The Letter String Quartet

2016.04.30 / Baldwin Autitorium at Duke University / Durham, NC, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2016.04.28 / Free Range Asheville at Asheville Masonic Temple / Asheville, NC, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2016.04.15 / Melba Hall at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Melbourne, VIC, Australia / Archaean Eon / Ken Murray and colleagues

2016.03.30 / Westminster Choir College / Princeton, NJ, USA / The Ascendant (3 new songs, world premiere) / Roomful of Teeth

2016.03.22 / Princeton Sound Kitchen at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Blood (work in progress) / Escher String Quartet

2016.03.21 / Conservatorio di Musica dall’Abaco / Verona, Italy / Can You Hear Me? / Passepartout Duo

2016.03.20 / Fondation des Etats-Unis (Grand Salon) / Paris, France / Can You Hear Me? / Passepartout Duo

2016.03.17 / Swiss Foundation for Young Musicians / Basel, Switzerland / Can You Hear Me? / Passepartout Duo

2016.03.14 / University of Chichester (Chapel of the Ascension – Bishop Otter Campus) / Chichester, England / Can You Hear Me? / Passepartout Duo

2016.03.02 / Fine Arts Series at Tower Fine Arts Center, The College At Brockport / Brockport, NY, USA / Willow / Aaron Staebell 

2016.02.21 / Spectrum / New York, NY, USA / Can You Hear Me? / Passepartout Duo

2015

2015.12.13 / 2:00pm & 6:00pm  / Hanson Place Seventh-day Adventist Church / Brooklyn, NY, USA The Earth Must Move (world premiere) / Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Men’s Ensemble

2015.10.17 / The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent / Abbotsford, VIC, AUS / Blood  (iii. sangfroid) (work in progress) / The Letter String Quartet

2015.09.27 / Unruly Sounds Marathon / Unruly Sounds Festival / Princeton Public Library / Princeton, NJ, USA / Little Things / Steady State percussion duo

2015.08.28 / Mass MoCA / North Adams, MA, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2015.08.08 / Bravo! Vail / Vail, CO, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2015.08.01 / Final Concert, Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Matthews Theater, Lewis Center For the Arts / Princeton, NJ, USA / Vicious Children / Kaylie Hardeman, Mike Jones, Evan Miller, Paul Stevens

2015.07.30 / Fulton Hall, Salisbury University / Salisbury, MD, USA / Little Things (world premiere) / Steady State

2015.07.25 / Princeton Composers Concert, Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Matthews Theater, Lewis Center For the Arts / Princeton, NJ, USA / Little Things (work in progress)Luz Carime Santa-Coloma and Max Fahland

2015.07.25 / TorQ Percussion Seminar at Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance / Linenburg, NS, Canada / Stones / TorQ Percussion Seminar students

2015.07.24 / River To River Festival at Liberty Plaza / New York, NY, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2015.04.09 / Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2015.03.31 / Princeton Sound Kitchen at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Willow (world premiere) / Jason Treuting

2015.03.20 / Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, LA, USA / Little Things (work in progress) / Steady State

2015.03.08 Princeton Public Library / Princeton, NJ, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.03.06 / Newman Center / Denver, CO, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth with Colorado Symphony Orchestra

2015.03.03 / Guzetta Hall at University of Akron / Akron, OH, USA / Vicious Children / Dillon Bolon, Matt Deihl, Tyler Mashek, Noah Roberts

2015.02.28 / Tennessee Day of Percussion / Cookeville, TN, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.02.13 / ArtShareLA / Los Angeles, CA, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.02.11 / California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.02.10 / California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.02.10 / Princeton Sound Kitchen at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Long Distance (world premiere) / American Modern Ensemble

2015.02.09 / University of Southern California / Los Angeles, CA, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2015.01.23 / ShapeShifter Lab / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2014

2014.12.19 / Firehouse Space / Brooklyn, NY, 11211, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2014.12.09 / Brooklyn Bound at Sō Studio / Brooklyn, NY, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2014.12.09 / Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Arid Land (work in progress) / New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

2014.11.09 / Millhill Family Center Concert at Westminster Choir College / Princeton, NJ, USA / Vicious Children / Mobius Percussion

2014.11.08 / Stage One Performing Arts Center / Wallingford, PA, USA / Vicious Children (world premiere) / Mobius Percussion

2014.11.02 / Bleed Through at Oratory Room, Abbotsford Convent / Melbourne, AUS / Mantid / Laila Engle, alto flute

2014.07.26 / Princeton Composers Concert, Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Matthews Theater, Lewis Center For the Arts / Princeton, NJ, USA / Vicious Children (work in progress) / Kaylee Bonatakis, Zac Brunell, Paul Finckel, Adam Holmes, percussion

2014.06.06 / Neif-Norf Summer Festival at Furman University Department of Music / Can You Hear Me? (i) / Evan Chapman, percussion, Andrea Lodge, piano

2014.05.20 / Princeton Sound Kitchen at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Stones (world premiere) / Mobius Percussion

2014.05.12 / New Music Network’s New Music Mini Series at Northcote Uniting Church / Melbourne, Victoria, AUS / The Hive / Phoebe Green, viola, Leah Scholes, percussion

2014.05.08 / New Music Network’s New Music Mini Series at Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Griffith Conservatorium of Music / Brisbane, Queensland, AUS / The Hive / Phoebe Green, viola, Leah Scholes, percussion

2014.05.07 / Wellesley College Concert Series at Wellesley College / Wellesley, MA, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth + members of Asphalt Orchestra

2014.05.05 / Music Mondays at Advent Lutheran Church / New York, NY, USA / The Ascendant / Roomful of Teeth

2014.05.03 / Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church / Bronx, NY, USA / Stones (work in progress) / Mobius Percussion

2014.02.18 / Princeton Sound Kitchen at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University / Princeton, NJ, USA / Archaean Eon (world premiere) / Dither Guitar Quartet

2014.01.24 and 2014.01.25 / Midsumma Festival’s Homophonic: New Music By Queer Composers at La Mama Courthouse / Melbourne, AUS / A Sort Of Orbit (world premiere) / 3 Shades Black (2014): Laila Engle, flute, Ben Opie, oboe, Aviva Endean, clarinet, Zoey Pepper, bassoon, Luke Paulding, tuba, Jen Morrish, percussion, Zachary Johnston, violin, Phoebe Green, viola, Jen Mills, violoncello, Miranda Hill, contrabass

For a full list of performances from 2004 to the present, go to Performances Archive.

Media Kit

Photographs

Photography by Thom Rigney
Styling by Anthony Jarvis

Biography

[Short: ~ 100 words]

Wally Gunn (b. 1971) is a composer whose work makes use of patterns and processes, and utilizes physical gesture and speech to heighten the theatricality of musical performance, creating music that is expressive and emotionally direct. Hailing from rural Australia, Wally first played in rock bands, then attended Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, before moving to New York to study with Julia Wolfe at Manhattan School of Music, and then pursue a Ph.D. at Princeton University. Wally writes concert music and collaborates with theater makers and visual artists. He currently lives and works in Queens, New York.

[Long: ~ 700 words]

Wally Gunn (b. 1971) is from a rural town in Australia’s southeast. He first began making music in his early teens, writing on a Casiotone keyboard for his electronic dance band, which never played a gig. After high school, he moved to Melbourne to join rock bands, and spent several years writing songs, recording albums, and performing shows around the country.

In 2002, Wally enrolled in the Victorian College of the Arts composition program, where he collaborated with students from the Film & Television, Art, and Dance Schools, and as a result of several collaborations with the Drama School, he developed an interest in composing for experimental theater.

After graduating with honors, he worked with his friends and fellow composers Kate Neal and Biddy Connor in the new music organization Dead Horse Productions to stage concerts of their own and other composers’ music in unusual spaces around Melbourne. Wally wrote concert music for several Australian ensembles, including Atticus String Quartet, The Dead Horse Ensemble, The Letter String Quartet, Silo String Quartet, Speak Percussion, and Three Shades Black, and from 2005 – 2008 he also wrote original scores for a number of Melbourne theatre companies.

Wally moved to New York in 2008 to begin a masters degree in composition at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Julia Wolfe, and he began writing concert music for US ensembles such as Dither Guitar Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, Escher String Quartet, futureCities, Mobius Percussion, Red Shift, Roomful of Teeth, Sō Percussion, and Steady State. His music has been performed at many US festivals, including Bang On A Can Summer Festival in MA, Carlsbad Music Festival in CA, and River To River Festival in NY. Maintaining his keen interest in theater, Wally composed original music for Manhattan-based The Actors Company Theatre.

In 2011, Wally began pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at Princeton University, NJ, studying mostly with Steven Mackey and Daniel Trueman. In his first summer there, he participated in the Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI), and the extraordinary experience led Wally to write more percussion music, much of which included gesture, speech, and other theatrical elements. Several of his percussion pieces have been featured at SōSI 2012 – 2015, at Neif Norf Summer Festival 2014, at TorQ Percussion Seminar 2015 in Canada, and most recently at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) 2015.

A collaboration in 2012 with vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and Melbourne poet Maria Zajkowski yielded three songs entitled ‘The Ascendant’ that the ensemble recorded and released on their album ‘Render,’ for which they received a Grammy nomination in 2015. The success of the collaboration prompted the commissioning of three more songs completed in 2016, and a release of the six songs together is forecast for summer 2017.

As part of Princeton Sound Kitchen’s initiative The Black Box Project in 2013 and 2014, Wally devised new work with Brooklyn-based experimental theater company Nothing To See Here, under the artistic direction of Laura Sheedy. He went on to became a company member in 2014, and together they created the piece ‘Long Distance’ in collaboration with Melbourne writer Scott Brennan. New work is slated for development in the coming season.

Wally is the founder of a collective called Biome Project which is a long-term collaboration between artists from many different disciplines working together to create a multimedia portrait-of-place in unique natural environments all over the planet. Biome Project’s first excursion to collect and develop material was in August 2013, when the artists spent a week at Nanya Research Station in the South Western corner of New South Wales, Australia. This venture continues as a work in progress.

In recent years, Wally has received commissions from Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Gemini Duo, Roomful of Teeth, Tala Rasa, and Three (AUS). He is currently working on commissions for guitarist Laura Snowden with St John’s Smith Square (UK), percussionist Becca Doughty, and percussionist Jason Treuting, and has begun work on a multimedia theater and music piece about the Australian outlaw Captain Moonlite, which will be set in countryside close to the rural Australian town of Wally’s origin.

Wally lives and works in Queens, New York, and publishes an amateur photographic blog about his neighborhood on Instagram as @kneedeepinqueens.

Artist’s Statement

[~ 300 words]

I aim to write music that is spare, clear, alluring, affecting, and a little peculiar. On interlocking supporting structures of sparse lines or dense textures, I lay material that revels in musicality, that I hope is powerfully expressive and emotionally direct, yet tightly drawn. I seek an aesthetic which can discover beauty in brutal or ungainly shapes, and find lyricism in the rigid grids of patterning. Utilizing physical gesture interests me, and I sometimes employ speech and other vocalizations to heighten and extend the theatricality of musical performance. Stories of all kinds are inspiration: stories from personal history, from social history, from anthropological history, from biological and geological history. These stories—that elicit awe for our universe, or pique curiosity about our lives, loves and extraordinary experiences—become metaphorical starting points for my musical works. Composition, for me, is a way to connect with others by telling a musical story, engaging an audience’s intellect and emotions. When I compose, I begin with simple mathematical patterns and processes, layered and woven into canons, echoes, hockets, and ostinati. As these textures unfold, moments of emergent beauty appear in the warp and weft. My work is to carve away at the textures as a sculptor might carve stone to reveal beautiful figures or forms, then add complementary or contrasting material that is devised in response. In this way, the process consists of equal parts calculation and intuition. I am influenced by polyphonic music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras of the Western art music tradition, and equally, from pop music I listened to in my youth—especially 80s New Wave from Britain, and 90s grunge from the US—much of which utilizes pattern and process in its construction.
– WG, 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Education

present, Ph.D. Candidate in Composition, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

2010, Master of Music in Classical Composition, Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY, USA

2005, Bachelor of Music Performance (with Honours) in Composition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Scholarships and Fellowships

2011 – 2015, Mark Nelson Fellowship, Princeton University

2008 – 2010, Manhattan School of Music Scholarship

Residencies, Masterclasses & Summer Schools 

2016, I-Park Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency, East Saddam, CT, USA

2016, Toronto Creative Music Lab, Toronto, ON, USA

2016, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA

2015, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA

2014, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA

2013, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA

2012, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA

2011, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, North Adams, MA, USA

2010, Prof. Fred Lerdahl masterclass, Manhattan School of Music, New York, USA

2007, Meredith Monk private lessons, New York, USA

2005, Meredith Monk vocal workshop weekend, Sky Lake Shambala Centre, Rosendale, NY, USA

Commissions

2016, [New Work], solo drum kit, Becca Doughty and consortium, Salisbury, MD, USA

2016, [New Work], solo guitar, Laura Snowden, London, England

2016, Highway, Night (10:00) percussion trio, Tala Rasa, Baltimore, MD, USA

2016, Bare White Bones (10:00) flute and percussion, Gemini Duo and consortium, New York, NY, USA

2016, Pinwheel (10:00) trumpet, trombone and guitar, Three, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2016, The Ascendant (~15:00) eight voices and drum kit, Roomful of Teeth, Williamstown, MA, USA

2015, Blood (20:00) The Letter String Quartet, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015, Willow (04:00) solo drum kit, Jason Treuting, Princeton, NJ, USA

2015, The Earth Must Move (06:00) men’s vocal ensemble, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Kris Burke, Conductor, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2014, Little Things (22:00) percussion duo, Steady State Percussion Duo, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Nominations and Awards

2015, Grammy Awards nomination for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for Roomful of Teeth’s Render, featuring The Ascendant.

2009, Green Room Awards nomination for Best Original Songs for Kiosk by Wes Snelling

2008, Green Room Awards nomination for Best Sound Design / Composition / Performance for Catalpa by Itch Productions

2007, Drama Victoria Best Performance for Young People for Shrimp by The Shrimp Company

2004, John Gaitskell Memorial Mensa Award

2002, Quip Quip Composition Award for Gymnorhina for solo trumpet

Grants

2009, Ian Potter Cultural Trust for international study at Manhattan School of Music (MSM)

2009, Opus 50 Charitable Trust for international study at MSM

2008, Ian Potter Cultural Trust for international study at MSM

2008, American Australian Association Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for international study at MSM

2008, PPCA Performer Trust for international study at MSM

2008, Opus 50 Charitable Trust for international study at MSM

2006, City of Melbourne Presentation Funding for the presentation of new work at The Forum, Melbourne in February 2007 by Dead Horse Productions

2005, Alan C. Rose Memorial Project Grant awarded to Victorian College of the Arts student.

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