Zone of Turbulence
Chamber Made Opera - which just received the Victorian State Art award for Excellence, for its production of David Young's Minotaur opera trilogy - has commissioned Turbulence, my new opera for soprano, actor, electronics, radios and vintage fans, to a libretto by Cynthia Troup.
Turbulence premieres in Melbourne on 3rd October and runs until 12th October, with highlights being shown also at the Macedon International Living Room Opera Weekend festival in November.
Turbulence is performed by Deborah Kayser (soprano, as the Mother) and Anneli Björåsen (actor, as the Daughter).
More info, and booking:
Conversations about music
This summer I talked to composer Daniel Vezza, as part of his ongoing Composer Conversations project. Our conversation is no. 49. Since September 2012, Vezza has been uploading weekly interviews with composer colleagues, so there is already a fascinating and growing collection of informal insights into how composers' sounds and ideas develop in tandem with their professional lives.