About

  

                                              

  

Take a look at this feature article on my music from the newspaper.

  

I’ve been singing since the age of 8 and composing since the age of 12. I’ve had the chance to learn from some amazing people over the years, like Elizabeth Swain, Tobias Cole, Nicholas Routley, Winsome Evans, David Drury, Daniel Hyde and Edward Wickham, and sing with some amazing groups, like The Pocket Score Company, the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, the Cambridge Medieval Music Group, Gaita, the Sydney Chamber Choir and the Renaissance Players

  

I’m living, working and singing in Canberra, Australia now, and have previously lived, studied and sung in Sydney, Australia and Cambridge, UK. 

  

As you’ll see from the rest of the website, I have particular passion for early music – the European music written between about 1150 A.D. and 1550 A.D. I love to perform that music, and my composition is influenced by that music.

  

Just like medieval and fantasy stories, old music speaks to a deep and suppressed part of us – a part that has been suppressed by climate-controlled McMansions and interminable shopping trips in search of cut-price happiness. Medieval and fantasy stories – and the music that forms part of their world– bring us to a mental space of heroism, mystery and adventure.

  

My composition is driven by these ideas. The aim is to use music, including through association with medieval and fantasy worlds, as a way of liberating listeners from the illusion of immortality which can be the unintended consequence of the modern day abundance of comfort and safety.

  

I’ve tried to make it as much of an experience to visit this website as possible, with lots of free samples of my music, my performances and appropriate pictures to match. I hope you enjoy visiting the website and join up to the mailing list to find out events and other things that are going on in the future. 

  

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Here are some of the great musicians I currently work with or have worked with in the past - visit their websites and see what they're about: 

 

The Pocket Score Company -

Winners of the MusicACT award for best choral/vocal group, this is an all-male four voice ensemble singing mostly early music

  

The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge

The famous choir in the UK

  

The Sydney Chamber Choir

One of Australia's finest choirs

  

The Renaissance Players

The internationally renowned medieval music ensemble

  

Gaita

Edinburgh-based medieval music duo

  

Capella Sublima

Sydney-based chamber ensemble performing Renaissance sacred music

  

Tobias Cole

One of Australia's foremost countertenors

  

Winsome Evans

The inspiration for a generation of medieval musicians in Australia and beyond

  

David Drury

Leading organist and conductor/director

  

Daniel Hyde

Formerly director of the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, now of Magdalen College, Oxford

  

Edward Wickham

Director of the Clerks' Group, I had the privilege to sing in the Cambridge Medieval Music Group, led by Edward

  

Ian Blake

Canberra-based musician/recording artist/all-round great musician! 

  

David Mackay

Performer, conductor and composer, we've shared most of the last 15 years of music-making together

  

Harold Gretton

Outstanding guitarist, we've performed English lute songs together some years ago

  

Josie Ryan  

Internationally successful soprano, Josie is one of the amazing voices who sung on my CD of compositions

  

  

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