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The Law Of The Tongue in the Sydney Opera House

3 July 2016

In addition to the premiere in Brisbane this month, the intrepid Acacia Quartet will perform The Law Of The Tongue in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House on the 30th, in […]


Kermit is Not Alone

13 June 2016

Have the great privilege to be part of a song cycle project, in collaboration with poet Dennis Lee (of Fraggle Rock fame) and The Jim Henson Foundation. My contribution is […]


The Butcher Of Brisbane & In Defence Of Toads at Sick Puppy 2016

3 June 2016

Once again, New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, aka SICPP, aka Sick Puppy will be featuring some of my music, kind souls that they are! The Butcher of […]

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Acacia Quartet & The Law Of The Tongue

16 April 2016

It is my great pleasure to announce the premiere of the string quartet The Law Of The Tongue! Having played the second movement in last year’s Limelight Australian Composition Seminar, […]

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Loose, Wet, Perforated Revival

15 March 2016

So thrilled that Guerilla Opera are reviving Loose, Wet, Perforated, the work I wrote for their 2011 season, at the Boston Conservatory this coming September (21-24)! This will be an […]


Recording of A King’s Manifesto

26 November 2015

Check out Halcyon’s new album, Kingfisher – Songs of Halcyon, released by Tall Poppies! It features works commissioned for the ensemble’s 15th birthday, including my own contribution, A King’s Manifesto. 


Uncanny Valley at Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

22 June 2015

Very excited Ryan McCullough is performing Uncanny Valley this August at the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival! It will feature in a recital by Ryan and soprano Lucy FitzGibbons, alongside a new […]


Dysart’s Changelings in the Boston Globe

17 June 2015

Can’t help but be thrilled that Callithumpian Consort’s performance of Dysart’s Changelings in SICPP 2015 has received a favourable and artfully worded review in the Boston Globe!! Special thanks to […]

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Review of Uncanny Valley Recording

1 June 2015

Gordon Kerry has written a gracious and insightful review of Zubin Kanga’s CD, ‘Piano Inside Out‘. Happy to report my contribution – Uncanny Valley – gets a good rap!


Sick Puppy Performances of Dysart’s Changelings and A King’s Manifesto

10 May 2015

Very much looking forward to the performances of Dysart’s Changelings and A King’s Manifesto in this year’s incarnation of New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, aka SICPP, […]

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Uncanny Valley Premiere Recording

9 May 2015

A recording of Uncanny Valley: Variations & Theme for pianoforte  by acclaimed pianist Zubin Kanga has been released on Move Records.  Part of an album titled ‘Piano Inside Out‘, it is […]

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Tokyo Performance of Obsidian Magnified

17 April 2015

The wonderful and irrepressible Reiko Manabe, in collaboration with violinist Maiko Matsuoka, will be performing “Obsidian Magnified” in Tokyo’s hall60 on 12 July at 2:30pm. If you’re in town, check it […]

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Recording of Complete Piano Works

17 April 2015

Very excited to announce plans for an album of my major piano works, to be recorded by the formidable Ryan McCullough. Sessions will occur over the next few years and […]

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Australian Music Weekend 2015 & The Law Of The Tongue

16 April 2015

Looking forward to the Australian Composition Seminar 2015 at Santa Sabina College, featuring premieres by several local composers, including myself! My contribution is a movement of a string quartet titled […]

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Dysart’s Changelings Recording

1 April 2015

Very happy the Australia Piano Quartet are planning a studio recording of Dysart’s Changelings sometime this year!! The work was commissioned by the Quartet earlier in the year, and premiered in part […]

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Judith Weir & Torrid Nature Scenes

15 January 2015

Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, has very kindly recommended my album Torrid Nature Scenes!?! Her acknowledgement, discussion of her illustrious position and a review of her latest release The […]

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Music Matters

15 January 2015

Check out ‘Music Matters‘, a panel session facilitated by Richard Gill involving a bunch of young musicians (including myself) talking about the state of music today. This chat was recorded […]

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Artology Fanfare Competition

25 October 2014

I had the privilege this year to be part of the inaugural Artology Fanfare Competition. Check out its progress below, listen out for its culmination in the Opera House’s foyers […]

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The Transmodern Troubadour

30 June 2014

Work has begun on The Transmodern Troubadour, an album centred on my songs for male voice, with two wonderfully successful recording sessions at MPR’s Minneapolis studios. Baritone Aaron Engebreth, pianist […]

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Torrid Nature Scenes release

28 May 2013

Proud to announce the release by Navona Records of Torrid Nature Scenes, an album featuring The Butcher of Brisbane (concerto for one saxophonist and several saxophones), Economy of Wax (a […]