I'm 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.
Along with Shelley Washington and Maria Kaoutzani, I'm co-founder of Kinds of Kings, a composer collective focused on amplifying under-heard voices.
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 write for I Care if You Listen and I'm trying to wean myself off Twitter. Once upon a time I studied industrial design, and I mostly use the skills I learned to do graphic design.
What I'm up to
I'm working on a new song for Stroma and soprano Barbara Patterson setting a poem by Lola Ridge, an orchestra piece for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and a song cycle of murder ballads. I'm also finishing my PhD at Princeton University.
You can find my formal biography for programmes and things here.