Composition mentorships in the USA and a new album

I’m really pleased to share that I have been successful in some recent grant rounds with the Australia Council for the Arts and CreateNSW, who are supporting two professional developments opportunities in the USA from January to March.

Firstly, Ill be heading to California to study composition under the mentorship of the wonderful Mark Applebaum at Stanford University, where I’ll be developing a work for The Music Box Project which will be premiered at BIFEM (Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music) in September 2019.

Then I’m off to New York for five weeks to work closely with (and under the guidance of) improvising pianist Marc Hannaford. During this period we will be work-shopping new musical material, performing several gigs and recording an album with myself on bass guitar and compositions, Marc on piano and Satoshi Takeishi on drums and percussion.