Divergence are really excited to be performing an outdoor set at Australia's best jazz festival, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, held in country Victoria. This is their first jazz festival performance, as a well as their first date outside of Sydney. The band is looking forward to playing as well as checking out some great international acts and camping as a group!
They will be performing on Sunday the 3rd of November at 2:30pm at the WAW stage- which is a free event.
For more information about the festival please visit the festival website.
Last month I finished working on my first professional film composing job, writing the score and featured music for a short comedy/musical called Black Buster. The film was directed by Sio Tusa, produced by Andrew Arbuthnot and was funded by the ABC, Screen QLD and Screen Australia's Indigenous Branch. Black Buster will be premiered at the Sydney Film Festival next month, and will be broadcast on ABC TV at a later date.
I had a great time working on this. The budget allowed for a studio recording with a six piece band (all members of the Divergence Jazz Orchesrta) and I learnt a heap working with engineer Geir Brillian Gunnarsson. I wrote a variety of music including a swinging song-and-dance number, some kinky funk, Kungfu fighting music and some ska and rock tunes for source music.
See the film's featured song here: Never Noticed You Before (Blackbuster)
For more updates feel free to follow the Blackbuster facebook page.
As I am a represented composer with the Australian Music Centre, they have now published selection of my sheet music which available for purchase or loan (members only). Some of my recordings are also available as MP3 downloads through the AMC.