BIO

I am a composer, performer and digital media artist and hold a PhD in Composition from Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Technology is central to my creative work that often explores and critiques the ways we interact with digital media, and how we might both develop, and engage with technology that is able to exhibit free will. Through my PhD research, I developed an interactive Artificial Life system called ENSEMBLE, which mimics some of the conscious and unconscious strategies of musical improvisers using Game Theory.

An award winning artist and specialist in interdisciplinary projects, I create a variety works ranging from digital immersive experiences through to traditional concert works. I am well known for innovative approaches to composition, and building site-specific works that combine activism, community engagement, heritage interpretation and sound-art. In recognition of this work, I was part of a team that won two national APRA Art Music Awards in 2013 for Excellence in Experimental Music and Excellence in a Regional Area. My work has also contributed to a national Keep Australia Beautiful Award for sustainability for the City of Marion in 2014, SA Tourism awards for the Adelaide Oval in 2015 and 2016, a silver medal in the same awards for the Blinman Heritage Mine Experience in 2016, an SA Community Achievement Award for tourism for Blinman in 2017, and a "Making and Doing" award at the International 4S Conference for Alphaville Productions, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2018.

I have built high profile temporary and permanent installations for organisations such as the South Australian Tourism Commission, the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority, the Migration Museum, and councils such as The City of Marion, and The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters.  These works have generated combined audiences in excess of 150,000.

As an educator, I have taught at Elder Conservatorium since 2005, where I have developed a variety of Music Technology and Contemporary Music programs and have taught classes in song writing and arranging, music industry, music theory, acoustics, computer music, and film sound.  I currently hold the position of Head of Studies (Popular Music).  Further information on my scholarly work is available via my Researcher Profile at the University of Adelaide.


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Works list (pdf)

Background: Endgame (2008), the work featured real-time streaming over wifi to bespoke digital music stands that I designed