Lines of Flight Jazz Orchestra

Black Buster at Sydney Film Festival

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.

Divergence Jazz Orchestra and Upcoming Performances

Paul Weber and I have been busy getting charts and personnel ready for the first rehearsal of our new band, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra (previously known as the Lines of Flight). The band will be playing all of my music, and we have some really great young players from the Sydney jazz scene on board.  

There are a few other bands around Australia who are playing my charts at the moment.

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra will include two of my charts commissioned by WAYJO in 2011 in their next gig-

Monday February 27, 8-11pm

The Apartment, 401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

 

A new band starting in Newcastle the Wednesday Night Big Band will feature four of my charts at their premiere gig.

Wednesday 19th of April, 8-10pm

Lizzotte's, 31 Morehead St, Lambton, Newcastle