Composer and Musician
What is your musical background?
I grew up in a very musical family & was classically trained as a ‘cellist at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School & the Victorian College of the Arts Music School in Melbourne. I began creating my own music in 1976 (initially for solo cello). Since 1981 I’ve represented Australia at many international Festivals & toured as a Cultural Ambassador for the Australian Government performing my own original music. In 1982 I created the Harmonic Whirlies – celestial-sounding musical instruments which everyone can play & which add an other-worldly feel to a lot of my music. My compositions include music for choir, orchestra, ensembles, audience participation music (including the Harmonic Whirlies & chimes), solos, duos, ‘Sacred Sound Journeys’ plus lots of collaborative music with other composer-performers (including Bjork, Peter Carolan from Gondwanaland & the Gyuto Monks of Tibet).