Arranging

I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a stack of good ensembles to arrange for over the years, from horn and string sections; jazz x-tests to big bands; chamber groups to orchestras. Here's a bunch of samples (though I'm not allowed to use many of my favorites).

Through my work as MD and co-MD for the Melbourne Festival productions Notes from the Hard Road and Beyond (2011) and Seven Songs to Leave Behind (2010) I've been fortunate enough to work with and write for John Cale, Paul Dempsey, Emmanuel Jal, Rickie Lee Jones, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sinead O'Connor, Mavis Staples and Joss Stone.

For the Black Arm Band productions Murundak (2006), Hidden Republic (2008) and Dirtsong (2009) I've had the honour of arranging for Dave Arden, Mark Atkins, Lou Bennett, Emma Donavan, Kutcha Edwards, Dwayne Everettesmith, Leah Flannagan, Joe Geia, Shane Howard, Djolpa McKenzie, Shellie Morris, Archie Roach, Dan Sultan, Bart Willoughby and Ursula Yovich.

I've also arranged for jazz artists and groups including the Australian Art Orchestra, the Bennetts Lane Big Band, Don Burrows, Kate Ceberano, Nina Ferro, Hetty Kate, Julie O'Hara and Gian Slater.

I currently lecture in arranging in the bachelor degree at NMIT, Fairfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mavis Staples

John Cale

Rod Gilbert / Bobby Darin Story

Ollie Browne / Parallel Lions

Dan Sultan