Influences: Lisa Gerrard, Prokofiev, Ravel, Charles Ives, Nick Cave, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Mike Patton, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, Gabriel Yared, Dead Can Dance, Cocorosie, Cocteau Twins, Bjork
I have completed a Bachelor of Music and Honours degree majoring in
Composition at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University. I
specialize in film composition, cross-cultural composition, and most other
instrumental composition. I also take interest in electronic music, popular music,
and other experimental/contemporary composition. I am a performer
(instrumentalist and vocalist) with the Wellington Indonesian gamelan orchestras,
Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya , as well as performing in
other music projects within the Wellington community.
Selected Premieres of Musical Compositions:
2013 · 'Clockwork Dancer' for Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, premiered at the
University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia.
2013 · 'De la Noche, De la Muerte' for mixed ensemble, premiered at the
School of Contemporary Arts and Dance, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2013 · 'Delirious Euphoria' for Balinese Gamelan Orchestra, premiered at the
Yogyakarta Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2012 · 'Industrial Fantasia' for mixed percussion ensemble, premiered at the
NZSM Composer Competition, Adam Concert Room. Recorded by Radio New
2012 · 'Missing Person' (score for film, directed by Scott Williams), premiered at
the Paramount Theatre, Wellington.
2012 · 'In the Classroom' for stereo fixed media, premiered at the New Zealand
Electroacoustic Music Symposium, Adam Concert Room.
2011 · '???de?/zo_ó?es' (‘Animality’) for mixed chamber ensemble, performed by
SMP Ensemble, Adam Concert Room.
2011 · 'Pipe Dreamer' for piano, performed by Jonathan Berkahn, premiered at
the NZ School of Music Composer Competition, Adam Concert Room. Recorded
by Radio New Zealand.
2011 · 'Crunch Time' for stereo fixed media and solo saxophone performed by
Adam Page, Adam Concert Room.
2013 · (forthcoming) Shifting Shadows for Javanese gamelan trio and sound
technician, Waiteata Music Press (editor Jack Body).
2013 · (forthcoming) In the Classroom for stereo fixed media, description and
analysis included in Angela Suh's MA thesis with recording on accompanying
2013 · (forthcoming) Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Taniwha Jaya CD album of
Appearances as Performer (Selected Recent Performances):
2012 · Puspawarna gamelan as guest solo vocalist, Dunedin public art gallery.
2012 · Indonesian Festival, Wellington Town Hall. Performances with Gamelan
Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya.
2012 · Womad Festival. Collaborative performance in Gamelan Taniwha Jaya
2012 · Womad Festival. Wayang Kulit performance with Gamelan Padhang
Moncar and Dr. Joko Susilo.
2012 · Homegrown Festival. Collaborative performance in Gamelan Taniwha Jaya
with Electronica trio, Minuit.
2012 · Victoria University Graduation Ceremony. Conducting with the NZSM
2012 · SMP Ensemble. Performance in various works as conductor, singer,
Concert Room, College of Creative Arts (Massey University) and Futuna Chapel.
2012 · Performance in NZSM Composer Competition as pianist with mixed
percussion ensemble (see premieres above), Adam Concert Room.
Composers Association of New Zealand (“CANZ”)
Australasian Performing Rights Association (“APRA”)
2013 · BMus(Hons) New Zealand School of Music
2012 · BMus (Composition) New Zealand School of Music
2009 · Level 3 NCEA Tauranga Girls College
2013 · The Ariadne Danilow Scholarship prize for Music.
2013 · Second prize in the New Zealand School of Music Composer Competition.
2012 · Indonesian Gamelan Prize (New Zealand School of Music).
2012 · New Zealand-Indonesia Gamelan Prize – Balinese
2012 · Participant New Zealand Electroacoustic Music Symposium, Adam Concert
2011 · Participant CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop, Nelson School of Music.