The 7th album in my "10 albums in 10 years" project will be released later this year. It is a remix of the music from my collaboration with Melbourne poet Joel McKerrow. It features original compositions with myself on saxophone, clarinet and bass guitar accompanied by Tasmanian musicians - violist Clare Corban-Banks and her husband Edrick on classical guitar.
At the moment I am arranging for Nick Haywood and his homage to the CHARLIE HADEN LIBERATION ORCHESTRA. We will be performing three concerts at the MOFO FESTIVAL @ MONA in January 2018. I am arranging two tunes for the orchestra. Charlie Haden's daughter Petra (vocals and violin) will be fronting the orchestra for the performances.
I have just spent 3 days in the Chapel of Sound - Ross A'Herns mixing studio working on my album with the Sirius Chamber Ensemble. FLYING will be my 8th album in my "10 albums in 10 years" project and will be released in 2018
Both Lea and I were interviewed by the lovely Charlie McCarron for his long running podcast - COMPOSER QUEST. Charlie was on his crowd-funded world tour to interview composers from all over the word and he came and stayed with us for 3 days. He is an amazing guy, and really captured a wonderful sonic snapshot of our lives as artists.
Listen to the podcast here