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)


Lamarckian Dyads for string quartet and ensemble (17′) (2017)

Decadent Purity for viola d’amore, percussion and ensemble (25′) (2016)
premiered at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, September 2016

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

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and chamber orchestra (30’) (2011) (pdf extract)

Schubertmaschine for large ensemble (13’) (2009) (pdf extract)

Hurtle for three singers & large ensemble (14’) (2009)


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

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

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


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

2 Rilke Lieder for soprano and two players (7′) (2014)
written for Jane Sheldon, premiered at her first Symbiosis concert, August 2014

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

Ein Fremder in fremden Land for cello and piano (17′) (2013- 2014)
written for Timo-Veikko Valve, premiere 2015

thick with garbage and the dust of the stars for string quartet (10′) (2013)
written for the JACK Quartet, premiered at Carriageworks, August 2013

Five Postscripts for violin and piano (3’30”) (2013) (pdf complete)

Still the Light Burns for violin and piano (9′) (2013) (pdf complete)

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

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


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

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)

Protracted Epigrams for cello, double bass, piano & percussion (4’) (2010) (pdf)

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


Diminish for guitar & 4-hands piano (3’30”) (2009)

Chorale Streams for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & percussion (10’) (2007)

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


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

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