Today I put the finishing touches on my new orchestral piece, a three movement suite called The Laws of Motion. First described by scientist Isaac Newton in the 1600s, the laws of motion are the physical principles governing how objects move. Each movement of the suite is inspired by a different law of motion which was a fun and interesting challenge for me as a starting point for the piece. I’m looking forward to working on this with the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic in the not-too-distant future!
Hello to everyone from composer corner where I’m currently spending an even higher proportion of my time than usual. Like everyone, I’ve had some performances cancelled due to COVID-19 (including one in the US which was to have occurred on Tuesday) but overall I’m feeling fortunate. I’ve been able to continue my Masters remotely and have been busily composing. I’ve completed a ten minute work for wind symphony, featuring extended solos for several members of the ensemble. And I’m now working on a chunky multi-movement piano suite inspired by the transformation of energy through ecosystems. Next up, I’ll be writing a short work for orchestra, having been selected for the Ku-ring-Gai Philharmonic’s biannual composer program. It’s hard to known when these pieces will see the light of day. But, I’m having a rather fun vocal piece from 2018 recorded (long-distance) and look forward to sharing that soon!