coming up…


9 Sept 2017, Invisibility (2011), Gemma Tomlinson, ‘cello, NGV Ian Potter Gallery

10 Sept 2017, Axis Mundi (2014), The Green Lion Eats the Sun (2014), Alban Wesly, bassoon; Melvyn Poore, double bell euphonium, Ensemble MusikFabrik, Berlinerfestspiele, Berlin Philharmonie

10 Sept 2017, Axis Mundi (2014),  Lorelei Dowling, bassoon, St Ruprecht, Vienna

20 Sept 2017, Wild Winged One (2007), Anders Nykvist, trumpet, Teatro Farnese, Parma, Italy

19-24 September 2017, Featured Composer Shanghai New Music Week 
19 Sept, keynote: ‘When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she’s not playing with me?’ (or composing as a way of experimenting with thinking)
20 Sept, An Ocean beyond earth, How Forests think, Songs Found in Dream, ELISION cond. Carl Rosman, Wu Wei, Sheng
21 Sept, Roda-the living circle, Tristram Williams, trumpet
24 Sept, Flying Banner (after Wang To), Shanghai Opera Orchestra cond. Shinik Hahm

23 Sept 2017 PREMIERE: An Elemental Thing (2017), Eugene Ughetti, Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium, Queensland Conservatorium of Music

28 Sept 2017, Best Practice in Artistic Research Conference, Sydney Conservatorium of Music; keynote: ‘How to make a woodblock sing: using composition to experiment with thought’ with An Elemental Thing (2017), Eugene Ughetti, percussion

3 Oct 2017, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Biennale di Venezia

7 Oct 2017, 3 Angels + an Enigma (2011), Ekmeles, Crypt of the Church of the Intercession, New York

14 Oct 2017, The Window (2014), Callum G’Froerer, trumpet, Flutgraben Berlin

15 Oct 2017, The Heart’s Ear (1997), Sydney Symphony, Carriageworks, Sydney

18 Oct 2017, Philtre (1997), Pala Garcia, violin, Longleash, Open Music, Graz

22 Oct 2017, Hell (1997), Arditti String Quartet, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

28 Oct 2017, The Window (2014), Callum G’Froerer, trumpet, Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth Town Hall

Come and hear this:
5 Nov 2017, Tongue of the Invisible (2011), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Omar Ebrahim, Benjamin Kobler conducted by Christian Eggen. NOW! Grenzgänger, Philharmonie Essen

19 Nov 2017, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik

21 Nov 2017, An Elemental Thing (2017), Eugene Ughetti, Melbourne

27 Nov 2017, The Weaver’s Knot (2014), Penny Quartet, Melbourne Recital Centre

Dec 2017, The Weaver’s Knot (2014), Mivos Quartet, Shanghai


Feb 2018, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Stuttgart (tbc)

12-28 Feb 2018, Composer in residence, Boston University Centre for New Music
16 Feb 2018, Inguz (fertility), 1996 & Spirit Weapons (1999), Ludovico Ensemble, Nick Tolle, Boston
18 Feb 2018, The Turning Dance of the Bee (2016), The Heart’s Ear (1997), An Elemental Thing (2017), Sound Icon, CFA Concert Hall
20 Feb 2018, The Weaver’s Knot (2014), JACK Quartet, CFA Concert Hall
26 Feb 2018, 
PREMIERE: The Su Song Star Map, for solo violin, Ashot Sarkissjan, CFA Concert hall

Also, Composer’s Forum Lectures, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Room B38
Feb 13, 2018, 9:30-11:50am
Feb 20, 2018, 9:30-11:50am
Feb 27, 2018, 9:30-11:50am


2 March 2018, Voodoo Child (1989), The Chimera Ensemble, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York University

[March 5-23, Creative development, Atlas of the Sky]

18 April 2018, Roda – The Spinning World (2016), ELISION Ensemble, Melbourne Recital Centre

22 April 2018, Spirit Weapons 1 (1999), An Ocean beyond Earth (2016), Invisibility (2011), Conversation with Séverine Ballon, Temperance Hall, Melbourne

28 April 2018, PREMIERE: Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018), Klangforum Wien, Wittenertage für neue Musik

2 May 2018, PREMIERE: The Table of Knowledge (2017) for double bass solo (also with preparation & voice), Florentin Ginot, Philharmonie Köln, Acht Brücken

7 May 2018, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus, Klangforum Wien cond. Peter Rundel, Mozart Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna

[21-24 May, Claire Chase, Composing Women program, Sydney Conservatorium]

26 May-10 June, (5 performances), opera, USA, tba

4-11 June 2018, Featured composer, June in Buffalo

18 June 2018, PREMIERE: Atlas of the Sky (2018), Speak Percussion, Melbourne Recital Centre

14 -28 July, Atlas of the Sky, IMD Darmstadt, tbc

[27-29 August, Sydney Chamber Opera, Composing Women program, Sydney Conservatorium]

November 2018, PREMIERE: Pharmakon (2018), for 2 trombones, Matt Barbier & Weston Olencki, Bludenz


Past events 

7 January 2017, How Forests think (2016), ELISION cond. Carl Rosman, BBC3 Hear&Now

17 January 2017, Invisibility (2009), Ashley Walters ‘cello, Centre for New Music, San Francisco

21 January 2017, Amulet (1997), Phoebe Green, viola, tilde~ new music and sound art festival, Melbourne

24 January 2017, The Four Seasons (after Cy Twombly), 2008, Marilyn Nonken, Miller Theatre New York

25 January 2017, Guest lecture Columbia University, New York

28 Jan 2017, Winding Bodies (3 Knots), (2014), Cikada Ensemble, Dark Music Days, Reykjavik, Iceland

6 February 2017, Amulet (1992), Mark Menzies, viola, REDCAT, Los Angeles

16 February 2017, Axis Mundi (2014), Chris Watford, bassoon, Lilypad Inman, Cambridge, Massachusetts

16 February 2017, Sonorous Body (2008), Campbell MacDonald, clarinet, ICE, Fort Wayne, Indiana

18 February 2017, Sonorous Body (2008), Campbell MacDonald, clarinet, ICE, Chicago

19 February 2017, Sonorous Body (2008), E.Michael Richards, clarinet, UMBC Concert Hall

24 February 2017, Inguz (fertility), (1996), Distractfold duo, Modern Art Oxford

25 February 2017, PREMIERE: Ronda – The Spinning World (2016), Ensemble Modern conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni; part of Re-Inventing Smetak, a joint project of DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Ensemble Modern and Goethe-Institutes São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador/Bahia, supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alte Oper, Frankfurt

3 March 2017, Guest lecture, Royal Academy London (11am-1pm)

3 March 2017, Speak, Be Silent (2015), The Riot Ensemble with violin soloist Sarah Saviet,
The Warehouse, London

4 March 2017, Songs found in dream (2005), Talea Ensemble, Fromm Festival Harvard University

5 March 2017, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Ensemble Offspring,
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

8 March 2017, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Ensemble Offspring,
International Women’s Day concert, Melbourne Recital Centre

23 March 2017, Ronda – The Spinning World (2016-17), Ensemble Modern conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Märzmusik, Berlin

27 March 2017, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Monday Evening Concerts, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles (cancelled)

8 April 2017, Machine for contacting the dead (2000), Ensemble Vertigo cond. Enno Poppe, Dampfzentrale, Bern

18 May 2017, Axis Mundi (2013), Chris Watford, bassoon, E-Werk Feiburg, Euromicrofest

1 June 2017, Philtre (1997), Jenny Khafagi, Syzygy, Melbourne Recital Centre

8 June 2017, Philtre (997), The Heart’s Ear (1997), Winding Bodies (3 knots) (2014), Cikada Ensemble cond. Christian Eggen, National Sawdust, New York

28-29 June 2017, Conference ‘Sound & Story’, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin
28 June 2017, paper: ‘The Future-present-past voice: possession and ventriloquism in my operatic works’
29 June 2017, Wild Winged One (2007), solo trumpet,  Callum G’Froer, Berlin

2 July 2017, Gyfu (gift), (2010), solo oboe, Simon Strasser, Ensemble Mosaik

1, 5, 12 July 2017, Ronda – The Spinning World (2016-17), Ensemble Modern
cond. Vimbayi Kazibono, Re-inventing Smetak Brazil tour:
Sala Caecilia Meireles, Rio de Janeiro
Campos do Jordão
Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador da Bahia

8 August 2017, PREMIERE: Roda – the living circle (2017), Tristram Williams, trumpet, Meat Market, Melbourne

11 August 2017, Women in the Creative Arts Conference, ANU, Canberra
keynote: ‘Luck, Grief, Hospitality – re-routing power relationships in music’

14 August 2017, How Forests Think (2016), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, Mostly Mozart Festival, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Centre New York

21 August 2017, Invisibility (2009), Alice Purton, ‘cello, The Warehouse, London

22 August 2017, Rug Music (2015), Marshall McGuire, Sydney Recital Hall

28 August 2017, Amulet (1992), Phoebe Green, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne



Previous years:

2016 Perfomances and Premieres

2015 Performances and Premieres

2014 Performances and Premieres

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2012 Performances and Premieres

2011 Performances and Premieres

2010 Performances and Premieres

2009 Performances and Premieres

2008 Performances and Premieres