Composer and Educator
What is your musical background?
What is your advice to singers performing your works?
Be interested, be engaged, be curious, and be accurate! You have to be courageous and dare to show yourself while being in a choir; it’s what makes singing in a choir so moving and magical.
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What are your favourite pieces you’ve composed?
My favourite for AGES was “Waking Dreamer”, as this was the piece that connected me to Gondwana Voices, and became the inaugural winner of the Gondwana Voices Choral Composition Award in 2006. But I think that one’s been overtaken by 2 recent compositions: “Tango of 13”, which is all about the lurking dangers of raising a Teen, and “My Corner of the Sea”, which I love for the storyline of hope behind it.