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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra


Introduced Species Cover

I'll be posting some resources on this page occasionally.   To begin, here is a 30+ page analysis and process diary for secondary classroom use to accompany Introduced Species.  It was commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.  The teacher resource document, is an in-depth look into the work, the compositional process and provides relevant active listening and composition activities for the classroom.  

The document has a various functions and could be utilised by way of familiarising students with the piece before the performance or as a resource for extended study in analysis and composition following the presentation and performance. The resource can be 'dipped into' as required or used as a whole.  Extra-musical topics include sustainability, creating intention and visual art and its relationship to music. Click HERE to download.

Upcoming performances in schools are with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in March 2015 and with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Hobart in June 2015.  Details on the Events page.

The score is available for purchase or hire through Australian Music Centre.

The Peasant Prince

Last week I heard that my work The Peasant Prince for narrator and orchestra, will be performed for the first time in my home city of Melbourne in January.  Details and ticketing information here soon.  The Peasant Prince follows the story of Li Cunxin (Mao's Last Dancer) using the text from his children's book The Peasant Prince (Penguin Australia).  

This work was also performed last June by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Northey with guest appearance from Anne Spudvilas who did the gorgeous illustrations for the book which were highlighted on a screen behind the TSO.