On December 12 I will be presenting a new work with my band Collider, a band I co-lead with Adam Simmons. Adam is also presenting a new work on the night. The evening is an exciting one for us. As well as giving us the opportunity to present new material we have both decided to conceptually link our compositions to literature.
I have composed my work with the brilliant Cormac McCarthy in mind, whose writing creates an atmosphere of sparseness, detachment and tension and is always touched with wry humour. He presents to us both the absolute beauty and ugly truth of existence. These are some of the themes I have kept in mind when writing the work. I also find an intense spirituality in McCarthy’s work that seems to links into a deep religious structure overlaying much of America’s history. This is a structure that I myself have some personal understanding of, being raised as the child of missionary parents.
Adam’s work is focussing on Dr Seuss. Adam has embedded Seuss’s prosody in the compositions for this concert.
The details are
Monday December 12
Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne City
presales available : 96629966
On another musical matter I will be performing as part of CW Stoneking’s Primitive Horn Orchestra on Friday the 2nd at the Corner Hotel and Saturday the 3rd at Homebake Festival, Sydney.
Fabulous idea, linking the compositions to literature.
I can’t get to the gigs. Incapacitated for a few weeks.Any recordings online or a taste?
Nice news about yor collaboration with CW Stoneking – a favourite in our household.
Thanks for your comments Brette,
you can get a listen to some of the music at this link