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WIFT/APRA Mentorship Award

Last week I was offered a Women in Film and Television/APRA mentorship award for screen composers. Film and television composer Guy Gross, based at Trackdown Studios, had kindly offered to take me under his wing and mentor me this year. He will be assisting me in my work and in getting more experience and knowledge of working as a composer in the industry.

I'm looking forward to working with Guy!

 

 

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

 

Film Music Commission

I am currently working on my first commission for a short film. The film is a comedy musical, which means I get to write featured songs as well as the score. It's a great little film and I've had lots of fun working on the project so far. It  is being developed and funded by Screen Australia's Indigenous Branch.

Australian Music Centre

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.

 

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to my new website!

Thank you to Ashley Marsh-Croft for the set-up and design.

2011 has been a very busy year for me full of new projects and ventures. To name a few: I was commissioned to compose three new works by the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra as the 2011 composer-in-residence, and they performed 5 of my works at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth. I undertook a Grad Certificate in Screen Music at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and  composed and recorded the music for two AFTRS  film productions. I am now a represented composer with the Australian Music Centre who are publishing my sheet music, and my string quartet was shortlisted for workshop and performance at the Australian String Quartet's National Composer's Forum.

2012 should be an equally exciting year- to start it off I will be working on my first short film as a commissioned composer, and I am finally getting my act together and will be putting together a big band (with trombonist Paul Weber) to perform my large ensemble jazz compositions around Sydney.

Stay tuned!