Final composition workshop 2014 Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Graduating composers of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music 2014: (Left to right) Erik Griswold (Tutor), Tim Hondroudakis, Jakob Bragg, Kate Hamill, Nick Rossi & Matthew Schwarz.

In a mere few weeks I will be graduating from my Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and off to the UK and Denmark for 5 weeks!! However, to more recent events, I have completed a new work for the Queensland Mandolin Orchestra (rehearsals to be begin next week), finished a commission from Amanda Terry (solo violin), and experienced the success of an cross art-form, unusual concert collaboration, entitled moððe – featuring art, film, music, movement, improvisation and voice (artistic director/composer Amanda Terry, Film artist Naomi O’Reilly and producer/composer myself)… Stay posted, more of this project to come! Additionally, I have been undertaking a second Theory Project with Gerardo Dirie, analysing select repertoire from Turkish classical music; building directly from my previous project on Arabic music theory. The next few weeks are dedicated to finishing a new work for solo soprano (Amber Evans), taking – or should I just say ‘stealing’ – influences from Berio’s Sequenza III and Lachenmann’s Got lost – I recently had the pleasure (and somewhat terror) to page turn this piece for Alex Raineri. January next year I will be off to Adelaide after being selected for the Composition Program at AYO’s National Music Camp, studying under Stuart Greenbaum. And in another 3 weeks, I will be bound for the UK and Denmark, experiencing the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and a well deserved (I think), relaxing break…

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