I'm very honoured to announce that I'm the winner of the 1st Stelvio Cipriani Composition Competition for Film Music 2022. From over 200 international entries in the first round, down to 60 in the semi finals, then 4 in the finals. I'm still pinching myself! I'm looking forward to heading to Rome later in the year to the awards ceremony and to meet all the judges and the other finalists.
The last month has been a busy one preparing the sound design and backing tracks for the upcoming Sydney Children's Choir show Hypnopompia (or the edge of the unkown). Artistic Director Lyn Williams and Stage Director Alexander Berlage and the incredible team at Gondwana Choirs are putting on this remarkable show with the Senior Choir who are sounding stunning! With a diverse range of repertoire from Australian composers and Contemporary artists this show explores the edge of adulthood and finding a new sense of reality. This week has been particularly exciting seeing and hearing all the elements come together for opening night this Thursday 23rd June.
About the show:
Hypnopompia (or the edge of the unknown) explores the edge of adulthood and finding a new sense of reality – what it is to be a teenager and grow up in an uncertain world. Looking around at a world filled with war, climate change, celebrity influencers, and the pressures of social media, Hypnopompia (or the edge of the unknown) explores the place of young people in the strange nightmare that is our century, and questions what is real and what is not. It’s a sonic journey – a gamut of musical styles, pushing and pulling against each other, filled with magnetism and electricity.
Ground-breaking works of the children’s choir repertoire will go hand in hand with new arrangements of electro-acoustic hits by Sufjan Stevens, Fever Ray, ANONHI and Billie Eilish. In a first for the Sydney Children’s Choir, Artistic Director Lyn Williams is joined by stage director Alexander Berlage (American Psycho, Cry-Baby), two-time winner of the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Direction of a Musical.
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