Hi! I am a composer and I live in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in New Zealand and my childhood bedroom in Hamilton was occupied before me by Richard O'Brien (who wrote the Rocky Horror Picture Show). I hope I get to meet him one day.
My song cycle, Waves & Lines, which was adapted from Afghan women's folk poems in Eliza Griswold's book I Am the Beggar of the World, is available as a studio album now on New Amsterdam via Bandcamp or on CD.
Along with Shelley Washington, I'm co-founder of Kinds of Kings, a composer collective focused on amplifying under-heard voices and producing immersive and transporting new music shows. Kinds of Kings is an artist-in residence at National Sawdust in 2019-2020 with our season, Equilibrium and Disturbance.
Before moving to the US I worked in arts administration and project management for almost a decade. I've lived in Austria, England, France, and Japan. In addition to my music degrees, I also have a degree in English Literature, and any time I get to interact with writers and theatre people I find myself in my happy place. I also studied industrial design once upon a time and I mostly use the skills I learned to design posters and draw pictures of dogs.
WHAT I'M UP TO
I'm currently working on several projects that I'm really excited about including a new piece called Sky-Fields for Melbourne's Rubiks Collective, a piece called Seven Sermons to the Dead for New York-based Irish pianist Isabelle O'Connell, percussionist Nicole Patrick, and electronics, and a concerto with Kinds of Kings for Eighth Blackbird and the Cincinnati Symphony. I'm also a PhD candidate at Princeton University.