Performance + Composition + Commissions

2017

Ensemble Offspring, NSW. New work commission.

2016

Venice Architecture Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice - The Pool. Sound composition, installation and performance.

Australian Chamber Orchestra, US Tour - The Reef.

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Synergy Percussion, Australian tour - Cinemusica

The Letter String Quartet, VIC. New work commission.

MOFO Festival, MONA, Hobart - Wall of Sound. Self-devised one-on-one performances.

MOFO Festival, MONA, Hobart - Ensemble Offspring. Duo performances featuring own repertoire Duet with Blindfold, A Series of Breaths, Cloud #1.

Sydney Festival - 1000 Bells. Installation and Community Art Project.

Synergy Percussion - Associate Director (since 2015), core member (since 2005).

Ensemble Offspring - Core Member, 2002-present.

The NOW now Festival, Sydney - Duo performance with Cor Fuhler.

Earopund Festival, Sydney - Solo Performance.

Sally Seltmann - East Coast Australian tour. Drums and singing.

Toby Martin - new album. Co-Producer, drums and singing.

Jess Green - new album. Producer and drums.

Annie McKinnon - new album/installation. Producer, mentor and drums.

2015

Artist in Residence, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Produced two major new works; MASSIVE BANDcommunity and school-based performance and workshops for 100 High School Girls and Women; and In Stereo 60-minute sound choreography work with Kate McIntosh (Belgium).

Liveworks, Performance Space, Sydney - Wall of Sound. Self-devised one-on-one performances.

Liveworks, Performance Space, Sydney - No Performance Today. Re-mount of collaboration with Lauren Brincat featuring NSW Police Band.

Shaun Parker Company, Movimentos Festival, Ludwigshafen, Ludwigsburg, Stockholm, Luxumbourg - Am I. Percussion.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - Creative Learning video soundtrack.

Tanz Fabrik, Berlin - residency with Kate McIntosh.

Not Only Jazz, Berlin - Solo Performance.

Canberra International Music Festival - Solo Performance, Deborah Conway.

Legs On The Wall, Sydney Festival - Puncture. Drums.

Alyx Dennison - new album. Drums.

Lior - Autumn Flow 10 Year Anniversary Australian Tour. Drums/Percussion.

Hibernian House - Solo Performance.

2014

Museum of Contemporary Art + Performance Space - No Performance Today, collaboration with Lauren Brincat and the NSW Police Band.

Shaun Parker Company, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Festivals - Am I. Percussion.

Synergy Percussion - Xenakis vs Pateras, Drumming. Award-winning performances celebrating Synergy’s 40th Anniversary.

All Our Exes Live in Texas - single recording. Drums.

Mama Kin - UK + Ireland tour. Drums + singing.

Sally Seltmann - Australian tour. Drums + singing.

Ensemble Offspring - The Secret Noise. Performer/Collaborator.

Ensemble Offspring - Cycles and Circles album recording.

Lior, Australian Tour. Drums/Percussion.

2013

Paul Kelly - Spring and Fall Australian tour. Drums + singing.

Ensemble Offspring ‘Sizzle’, Petersham Bowling Club - Minor Works. Guest Artistic Director. Commissioned and composed new works for Primary School Band.

Lior and Nigel Westlake - Leaving the Western Shadows performances with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 2013-2014.

30 Ways With Time and Space, Performance Space, Sydney - Mask of Appearances. Commissioned performance with Lauren Brincat.

Dress-Up Attack, Sydney - Arbour Sonata. Interactive Percussion installation in collaboration with Chloe Goldsmith (design).

Matlhouse Theatre, Melbourne - Arbour Sonata.

Art Gallery of New South Wales - Blood and Fire. Collaboration with Lauren Brincat. Creation and direction of live performance for 50 Un-Trained Tambourine players.

Lauren Brincat, Anne Landa New Media Art Award - Stand-Off. Composition of soundtrack.

Lauren Brincat, Anne Landa New Media Art Award - Walk in Traffic. Composition of soundtrack.

Samuel Faull - Searching. Composition of film Soundtrack.

Nomad Percussion Commission - Variations in Sand.

 

2001-2012

Holly Throsby - Collaborator, Performer and Co-Writer, 2005 to 2012.

Bell Shakespeare - King Lear, 2010. Composer/Performer.

Shaun Parker Company - Happy As Larry. Co-Composer (with Nick Wales). Performance seasons at Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Wellington Festivals, 2010. UK Tour 2011.

Ensemble Offspring - Lecture on Commitment. Guest Curator. Based on John Cage lecture in collaboration with Agatha Gothe-Snape. Ensemble Offspring ‘Sizzle’, Petersham Bowling Club. Featured performers - Ensemble Offspring, Holly Throsby, Zoe and the Buttercups, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Brian Fuata, Sara Rodigari, Jess Oliveri, Kate Mitchell, 2010.

Seeker Lover Keeper (Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann), Australian Tour, 2011. Melody Fence - interactive musical fence installation at Ross Park School, Alice Springs produced in collaboration with Elliat Rich (designer), 2011.

Butterfly Boucher Australian tour, 2012.

Grand Salvo, 2012, 2014.

They Will Have Their Way (The Songs of Tim and Neil Finn, featuring Clare Bowditch, Paul Dempsey, Sarah Blasko, Lior, Sally Seltmann, Holly Throsby, Alexander Gow), Australian tour, 2011.

Australian Chamber Orchestra, Guest Percussionist,The Glide, NYC, 2011.

Bell Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, Sydney and Auckland, 2009.

Casual Percussionist, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, 2001 to 2009.

Casual Percussionist, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 2001 to present.

Casual Percussionist, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, 1996 – 2000.

Blood and Fire - Collaborator/Performer - Lauren Brincat, Blood and Fire, live duo performance at GOMA, 2012.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond performance and installation with Lauren Brincat, MONA FOMA, Hobart, 2010.

 

Other Compositions

2011 - Rely On Me, from the ARIA-nominated Seeker Lover Keeper album. Music and instrumental track written/produced by Bree van Reyk, lyrics by Holly Throsby.

2011 - Tambourine Dance Basics percussion/dance trio.

2009 - Hit:Stick:Flip percussion trio for Synergy Percussion schools shows.

2008 – Love Instalment new dance theatre work by Shaun Parker for the Sydney Dance Company. Music co-written and performed live on stage with Nick Wales.

2007 – A Heart Divided and On the Wharf co-written with Holly Throsby, from the ARIA nominated album “A Loud Call”.

2007 – Projecting the Body documentary film by Walter Macintosh on the life of Film-maker/Choreographer Stephen Cummins. Music co-written with Nick Wales.

2007 – Louie’s Lunch Nickelodeon short animation. Theme and soundtrack music co-written with Nick Wales.

 

Select Recordings

2012 - Toby Martin, Love’s Shadow. Drums.

2011 - Seeker Lover Keeper, Seeker Lover Keeper, instrumental track for Rely On Me and drum over-dubs.

2010 - Holly Throsby “Team” and “See”. All drums and percussion.

2008 – Holly Throsby “A Loud Call”. All drum-set, percussion, piano-accordion and organ performance and arrangement. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee by Mark Nevers, and featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. ARIA chart debut position #34, ARIA nominated in Best Female Artist category.

2008 – Chasm “Beyond the Beat Tape”. Co-writer credit and Vibraphone performance on three tracks.

2007 – CODA “Calling Mission Mu”.  Co-writer credit on two tracks, all vibraphone performance and arrangement. ARIA nomination in Best World Music category.

2007 – Rand and Holland “Caravans”. Drum-set and backing vocals on five tracks.

2006 - Holly Throsby “Under the Town”. All percussion/drum-set performance and arrangement. ARIA nomination in Best Female Artist category.

2006 – The Initials “Window Ledge”.  All drum-set performance and arrangement.

2006 – Darren Hanlon “Fingertips and Mountaintops”.  All drum-set performance and arrangement.

2004 - Darren Hanlon “Little Chills”. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona by Craig Schumacher. 

2001 – The Rebel Astronauts “Windmills vs. Shrapnel”. Co-writer credit and drum-set on all tracks.

 

Education

2014 - Graduate Certificate in Screen Music, Australian Film Television and Radio School.

2000 - Bachelor of Music (Percussion Performance) Honours (First Class), Canberra School of Music, Institute of the Arts, Australian National University.

 

Awards

2010 - Nomination for Green Room Award for Best Sound/Composition for King Lear, Bell Shakespeare Company.

2000 - H.C Coombs Honours Scholarship Award, Australian National University.