List of Works


various in press… = incomplete/obsolete works


Carnavale Pastorale – For Chamber Orchestra [2016] 3’30”

picc.[xylo, glock, antiqcymb]-2hp-2pno-strings:

Fanfare in Flight – for Orchestra [2017] 1’15”


Beyond the Stars… – For Orchestra [2018] 55″

picc.2.2.2-, b-drum, suspcymb)-hp-strings:

Night Creatures (Mysteries of the Evergreen Forest) – For Large Orchestra [2018] 4’20” (unperformed/withdrawn)

picc., tam-tam, 2cymb[chn/susp], tamb, triang, b-drum, gong[sml]).hp.cel(pno).strings:

CHAMBER [duo and up]

Angler – For Strings, Slide Whistle and Percussion [2018] 3’35”

strings: – 2perc (6 players): (1) vibes, mktree, tamb, b-drum, 3 woodblocks, tam-tam, crotales | (2) oc-drum, wtrphone, triang, 4crystglass, rainstick

premiered at Iwaki Auditorium [2019] and Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre [2019]

kling klang – For Clarinet and Percussion [2018-2019] 2′ 25″

Clarinet in B-flat, Percussion: 2 Metal sheets, 2 Cymbals

commissioned by Enyato Duo (2019)

riverstones – For Clarinet and Percussion [2019] 3′ 15″

Clarinet in B-flat, Percussion: 4 riverstones, Vibraphone

commissioned by Enyato Duo (2019) – in connection with ‘kling klang’

various in press…


BEADS OF NATURE – for unidentified forces [2018]

graphic score

Frequency Fablesfor Vocalising Flautist [2018-19]

graphic score – recorded by composer

featured on the June playlist for ‘Making Waves’ [2019]

greenhouse, glasshouse – for ensemble [2018]

graphic score – for Forest Collective [performance TBA]

evaluations – for unidentified ensemble [2019]

World Premiere at MoNA, Tasmania, on August 18th 2019; by James Aylward and Co.

Unity – for Percussion Duet [2019]

Gong Chamber [15 gongs of various sizes], Waterphone [Medium], Wooden-Waterfall chimes, 2 Cymbals [suspended and chinese], Vibraphone, Thundersheet [small], 2 Slide Whistles, Timpani [prepared with small rocks]

Project for the 2019 TENOR Conference, Monash University – Clayton, Premiere by Speak Percussion [2019]

String Quartet I’ – installation

String Quartet 1 – ‘paper boat compass’, derived from installation

World Premiere, St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond (Melb); by Allotropy! String Quartet

envelopes for eugene – for various performers [2019] for Eugene Ughetti

text score collective

     1. Sailboats

     2. Clothesline Piece

     3. Iron(y)

     4. Thief

     5. Good, Bad, Ugly, Irresistible

     6. Shaker Piece

     7. Broken Window Piece

     8. Fish Piano

     9. Underwater Piece

     10. Wasp Variations

     11. Yarn Piece

     12. Cages

     13. Loose Screw Drawing

     14. Lim-bow

curated for Eugene Ughetti and Speak Percussion

various still in press…


orange horizon – solo piano [2019]

inkspace – solo tuba [2018]

forklift – solo trombone [2018]

Ondulation – horn and piano [2018]

murmuration – for solo Paetzold recorder of any size [2019] for Ryan Williams

Legènde – for solo clarinet [2018] for Grania and Andrew

     1. Sumi-e

     2. Pointillisme

plight of the sand – solo trumpet [2019] for Thomas Saar

World Premiere at Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Hanson Dyer Hall – Date TBC

Sea-Bass Dances – for solo C-extension bass clarinet [2019] for Natasha Fearnside

devils – solo [C-foot] piccolo [2019] for Jess Farrell, after Brett Dean

Sunken Sun – solo bassoon [2019] for Mia Quist

     1. sleeping spirits

     2. sun dance

chi-kyū – solo flute [2019] for Melissa Doecke – honouring Anne Boyd

pluto – solo oboe [2019] for Ben Opie

point-cook lullaby – solo piano [2019] for Gary and Anne Beadell

gurraggarang [tree-frog] – solo woodwind [2018-19]

bramble – for solo Guitar [2019]

various others in press…


three motets – for SATB choir [2018]

various others in press…


distorticon – fixed media [2019]

Electric Voice – commentary music, fixed media [2019]

voices of the apocalypse… – fixed media, musique concrète [2019]

various others in press…


biome tales – a cycle for Alto Saxophone and Piano [2019-2020] for Duo Eclettico

Violin Concerto [2020-2021]

String Quartet No.2 [2019-2020]

pieces of prayer – solo bassoon [2019-2020] for James Aylward

pont – for ensemble [2019-2020] for Children of the Millennium

Thicket – for voice and alto saxophone [2019-2020] for Forest Collective

Faces of Nature – for string quartet [2020-] commemorating George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels‘ 50th Anniversary

timbrations – for bass drum, two players [2019-2020] for Lachlan Harris

Chamber Work – for Olinda Quartet [2019-2020]

from the outside, in… – tape music/kalimba and live electronics

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