BBC I, CLAUDIUS
I was commissioned by the BBC to compose the soundtrack for the new series of Robert Graves' I, Claudius. Talk about pressure! The original series was broadcast in the 70's and gained cult status. This new critically acclaimed production stars Derek Jacobi, Tim Mckinnerny and Tom Goodman-Hill and won the Audie Award.
What an honour it was to be appointed Composer-In-Residence to the BBC in London. Such a fantastic experience! I composed the music to 36 productions and was lucky enough to be the recipient of several UK industry awards for my work. Highlights include Witness: The Gospel According to Luke, The City Speaks & Sleepy Hollow.
FIREMAN SAM: HEROES OF THE STORM
The latest Fireman Sam film is showing in cinemas around the world. This is probably one of Sam's most epic adventures as he tries to save Pontypandy from a hurricane. The film is receiving 5 star reviews from fans and critics alike and it is now being broadcast in the US as Ultimate Heroes.
ABC CLASSIC FM INTERVIEW
A long-standing dream has been realised! I was interviewed by Legendary Australian broadcaster, Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM. I talked about my life, my musical career and my love of radio drama and film. I also chose the music for the hour long program.
BBC RICHARD III
To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday the BBC broadcast the classic 2004 production of Richard III starring Douglas Henshall and Geraldine James. I composed the soundtrack which features gamelan, 24 inch gong, dragon drum, shakers and extended playing techniques on the violin and cello.
SYDNEY VIVID FESTIVAL
The 'festival of light' was on again from May to June in Sydney. I was asked to create a sound installation for the historic Walsh Bay area. The Vivid Festival is one of Australia's most popular festivals. It invites light and sound artists from around the world to use the city as a giant canvas.
A new album is finally underway. One Thousand Birds is inspired by Basho, Ravel & 70's prog synth music. The album centres around analogue synthesizers, temple gongs, arpeggiators & bosendorfer piano. This will be my fifth and most experimental studio album.
ZUZU AND THE SUPERNUFFS
"A trail-blazing intergalactic radio star anxious to escape her serious life, discovers she has magical powers when five furry aliens crash land in her room." I have composed a supercool retro soundtrack for sci-fi, punk-girl series, ZuZu and the Supernuffs. The music is scored for orchestra and analogue synthesiser and the show has worldwide distribution on the Nelvana owned KidsCo channel.
GENERATOR: AUDIO TOUR
The Brisbane Powerhouse is a beautiful old building that has a rich and dramatic history. I spent a month interviewing and recording old powerhouse workers, historians, architects, politicians, graffiti artists (including Blek Le Rat!), protestors and engineers and then I pieced all the narratives together with location sound and music to convey the buildings history. It is as epic as it sounds! GENERATOR is now available as an app on the App Store.