Dronescape – A microtonal durational live drone performance.
baritone, alto, soprano saxes
bass, treble clarinets
alto, treble flutes
Inspired by work in Indigenous communities over the last 25 years and also, over the last four, in Istria, a tiny region in west Croatia, whose microtonal scale has been listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, as well as explorations in Pythagorian Harmonics and Just Intonation, the slowly evolving work builds on natural harmonies and subtracted or interpolated fundamentals, it flows between sublime and challenging sonorities at an almost imperceptible rate.
A freelance composer, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, director, producer, sound designer, occasional academic and radio presenter who works across several artistic and cultural fields and disciplines and has 30 years of professional experience in the international arena. He works extensively within Australia, and tours regularly to Europe with a range of solo projects and collaborative projects in Italy, Croatia, Austria and Germany. He is currently the artistic director of two festivals, Alpha Waves Series, a new music festival in Sydney, and The Pleasure Grounds, a multi arts festival in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley.