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July 15, 2020

After a brief period off doing other project I am now gearing up to getting back into Eucalyptus trees as inspiration. In the next few months I will live streaming walks on various locations and with various guests investigating trees and composing in situ. I have a fe...

April 3, 2018

Sunday afternoon saw the premiere of VE and it was worth the wait. Wee started with a video message to Cliff and Sayaka (who sadly were prevented from attending as they were needed at the Tathra Hotel). Then on to the piece. The performance finished with a long reflect...

March 30, 2018

 Well this morning was the final little run through and I am delighted to say that the ensemble is playing the pants of the work. It was great to finally hear it in situ with everyone there. And the surprising thing to me is that the music was more gentle sounding than...

March 29, 2018

A reader of the recent Australian Weekend Review article about our project contacted me to tell me of an gallery project she curated a while back in Adelaide which explored the River Red Gum. She sent me a scan of this awesome article/review by Drusilla Modjeska called...

March 29, 2018

A little more about our discussion on notation last night over drinks...  

We were also talking about one of my favourite notation topics which is the question of how important the printed score is.

In the past the notated score was considered the "definitive object'. Th...

March 29, 2018

Last night I was having a few drinks with the other festival composers at the house and we got discussing notation. Tim Geller, a visiting composer from the US and I got quite deep into the question of the art of how much information to put on the page. We were talking...

March 29, 2018

Travelled down to Bermagui yesterday for the first rehearsal. What a bunch of super musicians. They made the piece sound rich and colourful and gorgeous from the very start. And by the end of the 2 hrs the piece was basically sounding like itself. A real privilege to b...

March 29, 2018

​Tim arrived in Bermi this morning sporting a freshly minted copy of the book. Very shmick!  Came out nice with the flow of the pictures and everything just right.

March 29, 2018

​There are 3 composers and a Designer sharing a house in Bermagui over the week leading up to the festival. Could really get used to this view from he back verandah.

March 29, 2018

​Tuesday was a kind of weird day. I woke up in Sydney after a fretful night sleep. Then into the car by 7 and down to Wollongong where I went to ABC studios for an interview with ABC Radio National's The Hub, arts program. Then back into the car to Bermagui for the fir...

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We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the past and present traditional, first nation Elders and peoples of Australia. They are the true custodians of this

country and we celebrate and cherish their ancient and continuing creative and spiritual engagement with this land.

We are grateful to those indigenous people of various nations on mainland Australia and the Torres Strait Islands who have warmly and kindly shared their traditional insights with us. We are mindful of the custodianship of the traditional owners of the past and present of the different lands we travel through for this work. We are conscious of what a special thing it is to be helped into a deeper understanding of the Australian landscape.

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