Compositions

STAGE WORKS

The Shape of the Earth for voice, piano and electronics (45′) (2017- 2018)

Notes from Underground chamber opera after Dostoevsky (90’) (2010, rev. 2015-16)

Climbing Toward Midnight chamber opera after Parsifal (70′) (2012)

Nunc Dimittis scena for baritone, solo viola & four instruments (28’) (2011)

CHAMBER, ENSEMBLE AND VOCAL MUSIC

String Quartet No. 2 (20′) (2021- 2022)
premiere 18 October 2022, Adelaide Town Hall by the Australian String Quartet

Lasciare vibrare, duet for marimba/aluphone & harp (9′) (2021)
written for Claire Edwardes, premiered by Ensemble Offspring, June 2023

Guardare, meravigliarsi…, five nocturnes for solo piano (17′) (2021) (PDF excerpt)

Sonata Fantasy for solo viola (8′) (2021) (PDF excerpt)
written for James Wannan, premiered at UTS, November 2021

À la recherche d’Eden perdu, Cello Sonata No. 2 (17′) (2021)
written for Blair Harris and ANAM, partially premiered at ANAM, December 2021

Nothing other than silence for mezzo soprano & piano (9′) (2021) (watch complete video)
premiere 19 June 2021, ‘The Church’, Phoenix Central Park by Emily Edmonds & Jack Symonds

Blühen for soprano, string sextet & piano (12′) (2020 – 2021) (PDF excerpt)
premiere 5 March 2021, UKARIA, Adelaide Festival by Jessica Aszodi, Jack Symonds & Australian String Quartet

Memory for flute & quintet (19′) (2019 – 2020) (PDF excerpt)
premiere 28 October 2021, Sydney Opera House by Lamorna Nightingale & Ensemble Offspring

Indigestible for Clarinet (db. Bass & Contrabass Clarinet) & piano) (9′) (2020) (PDF excerpt)
written for Jason Noble

first word for soprano and piano e-bows (6′) (2020) (PDF excerpt) (watch complete video)
written for Anna Fraser, first performed at Phoenix Central Park, July 2020

trial and error for viola, horn and piano (17′) (2018 – 2019) (PDF excerpt)
premiere 12 November 2019, Melbourne Recital Centre

Serenade for mezzo soprano & piano (5′) (2017) (watch complete video)
premiere by Lotte Betts-Dean & Eidit Golder, Melbourne Recital Centre, June 2018

Your Cruel Melodies for tenor & piano quartet (20′) (2017) (PDF excerpt)
written for Andrew Goodwin & the Australia Piano Quartet, premiered at the Sydney Opera House, June 2017

Lamarckian Dyads for string quartet & ensemble (17′) (2017) (complete PDF)

Decadent Purity for viola d’amore & ensemble (27′) (2016) (PDF excerpt)
premiered at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, September 2016


…to taste dark water 
three Schiele pictures for 11 strings (10′) (2015) (PDF excerpt)
written for ACO2, premiered at Vasse Felix Festival, December 2015

Almanac of Endings for violin & cello (15′) (2015) (PDF excerpt)
written for Affinity Collective, premiered at ANAM, November 2015

Responsorium for piano quartet (10)’ (2015) (companion piece to Responsories) (PDF excerpt)
written for the Australia Piano Quartet, premiered at the Sydney Opera House, May 2015
(subsequent performances at Barbican Centre, London and Melbourne Recital Centre)

Mirrors and Epitaphs for solo cello (7′) (2014) (PDF excerpt)
written for Patrick Murphy

2 Rilke Lieder for soprano, viola & clarinet (9′) (2014) (PDF excerpt)
written for Jane Sheldon, premiered at her first Symbiosis concert, August 2014

Responsories for piano quartet (11′) (2014) (PDF excerpt)
written for the Australia Piano Quartet, premiered at the Sydney Opera House, August 2014


Hell is Murky
for piano trio (15′) (2014) (PDF excerpt)
written for the Streeton Trio, premiere at the Melbourne Recital Centre, November 2014

Ein Fremder im fremden Land for cello & piano (20′) (2013- 2014) (PDF excerpt )
written for Timo-Veikko Valve

thick with garbage and the dust of the stars for string quartet (11′) (2013) (PDF excerpt)
written for the JACK Quartet, premiered at Carriageworks, August 2013


Five Postscripts
for violin & piano (5′) (2013) (PDF excerpt)

Still the Light Burns for violin & piano (9′) (2013) (PDF excerpt)

Bruckner-Stein for large orchestra (22′) (2012) (PDF complete)

Sunless Communion for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & percussion (6′) (2012) (PDF complete)

Circled Shards seven movements for violin, piano, vibraphone & organ (11′) (2012)

Song Cycle for viola & piano (35’) (2011)

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola & chamber orchestra (30’) (2011) (PDF complete)

Fauré Interstices for flute, clarinet, horn, violin, viola & cello (8’) (2011) (PDF complete)

Time Unredeemed for female voice & piano (10’) (2010)

Wälsungen im Schatten for five winds (4’) (2010)

Interleaved Reaction for four strings, harp & piano (4’30″) (2009)

Cast for cello, vibraphone & piano (6’30″) (2007)

Shadowed Time for bass-baritone, piano & electronics (10’) (2007)

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