I’m going to be featured on the ABC show Art Works, talking about how I made the score for the game The Companion! It’s on Wednesday the 21st of July at 8:30pm on ABC Plus, or on iView after the episode airs: iview.abc.net.au/show/art-works
International viewers may be able to see it on the international version of ivew: abcaustralia.net.au/abc-australia-iview
Our first performances in our tour of Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in Tarnagulla and Daylesford were a great success! It was fantastic to be back on stage after so long. Unfortunately, however, due to the recent lockdown in Melbourne our remaining dates have had to be rescheduled. The new dates are as follows:
31 July at 2:00 pm
Oxley Shire Hall
1157 Snow Road, Oxley
Bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/BRRWZ
7 August at 2:00 pm
Anglican Parish of Daylesford
54 Central Springs Road Daylesford
Bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/BRRXH
14 August at 2:00 pm
Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, 3067
Bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/BRSJE
Please see the GBD Productions website for more information.
"As a spirit animal,
A conduit between realms,
Experience visions of a past, present and future.
Ignite the flames to call others to your side
And face an unchained evil..."
The Companion by Studio 46 (featuring an original soundtrack by me) is now available on Steam.
The soundtrack album is also available on Bandcamp and on all streaming services.
I’ve written the music for the game ‘The Companion’ by Studio 46. The official trailer has just been released!
Composer (and baritone) Michael Lampard is writing a new opera of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in which I will be singing the part of Cesare. Michael has been creating a series of video diaries about the creative process, this one features a chat with myself and an excerpt of the aria from the finale of act 1, which I perform with pianist Rhodri Clarke.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve taken part in a few composing competitions. I’ve scored a scene from the TV show Westworld, a science fiction trailer, and created music inspired by the outside I’ve been missing. Here’s what I came up with:
I recorded this as a self-tape for an audition last year, and thought it’s finally time to share it with everyone. Please enjoy my version of Maria from West Side Story:
Some of my friends have created a virtual choir, the Royal Online Philharmonic Choir. I did the sound mixing for their performance of Ola Gjeilo’s ‘The Ground’ and Paul Brand’s arrangement of Amazing Grace:
I took part in a project by composer Christian Henson to create the world’s largest systems piece, in celebration of Piano Day 2020. What a nice surprise to be featured so prominently!
In sad news my upcoming projects (announced and unannounced) have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.
Don Pasquale with GBD Productions will be postponed until late 2020 (tbc). GBD’s La Cenerentola will be postponed until 2021.
The Magic Flute with Emotionworks Cut Opera will be postponed.
Stay safe, everyone!