"Crazy Logic" (for alto sax and piano) is a firecracker of a work that reveals the crazy logic behind juxtaposing virtuosic bebop-like passages with moments of serenity!
Luke Davies' poem, 'Dew', inspired me with its depiction of natural phenomena, flora and fauna, and with its allusion to the realm of sci-fi.
This score was composed in 2004 for the Grevillea Ensemble Guest Artist, Diana Doherty (oboe). The work is a setting of James McAuley's eponymously titled poem published in 1946.
"Huge Earth" is big music about the awe-inspiring magnitude of the Earth, "bigger than we can possibly imagine, held together as if by string or magic". Text by Luke Davies.
Commissioned by The Sydney Children's Choir in 2002, this work is a setting of Roland Robinson's striking poem about a swirling throng of desert birds taking to the sky at first light.
Premiered by The Grevillea Ensemble, "Bird of Paradise" (for soprano, violin and piano) is a setting of James McAuely's evocative poem entitled "To the Holy Spirit".
A short, Cuban-inspired piece for solo piano, composed especially for an anthology of Australian solo piano works written by 20 contemporary Australian composers.
"Lula" was composed at the request of Alfred Music Publishers (Aust.) for inclusion in their catalogue of Aussie choral music for schools. The lyrics are very simple: Lu – la!
These five "Watercolours" (for solo piano) are inspired by the sounds of gongs, bamboo flutes, voices, metallophones and all the other instruments that comprise the Javanese gamelan.
"Sea Sprits" was awarded the 1994 Jean Bogan Memorial Prize for Piano Composition, presented at the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music Keyboard Festival.