Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The Cartographer’s Curse…National Theatre of Parramatta
I was sound designer on this co-production with Arab-Australian Theatre Co. Third Space Productions and National Theatre of Parramatta premiering at Riverside Theatres Parramatta in October 2016. Directed by Paula Abood, the work is an allegorical exploration of the 1916 agreement between British and French diplomats Sykes and Picot to carve up the middle east and its contemporary repurcussions.
When One Door Closes…Circa Circus with La Boite Theatre Co.
I created the score for this innovative circus/theatre co -production based on the meeting of three heroines of the 19th century theatre canon – Ibsen’s Nora (A Doll’s House) and Strindberg’s Hedda Gabler and Miss Julie, premiering at La Boite in April 2016.
An adaptation of Mohammed Ahmad’s book The Tribe, with director Janice Muller and actor Hazem Shammas which I created music for and perform live in. The Tribe has had a second season at Belvoir St in 2016 in several Surry Hills backyards. It was originally produced by Urban Theatre Projects as part of Bankstown Live – Sydney Festival January 2015, in a backyard in Bankstown.
I recently produced the soundtrack for this multiplatform documentary, featured on ABC online, ABC RN and UNSWs icinema. Reflecting on Afghanistan and how she has affected 5 australian women and men who served in Australia’s “longest and most unreported war”. Music performed by Sayd Sarshar, Yama Sarshar, Dieter Kleemann, Jess Ciampa.
Pandit Ashok Roy, SURMANI…Pearl Of Melody
a short documentary film I made about the amazing Australian based Sarod player Ashok Roy, commissioned by Sydney’s Parramasala Festival – premiered Oct 2014 at Parramasala’s Sth Asian Film Festival
Ashok Roy…from India with love
a radio documentary feature for ABC RNs Into the Music
“when you play music together you should feel something in your heart, the feeling and the love is what matters the most”
Pandit Ashok Roy was a prodigious performer and an inspiring teacher. For thirty years he lived in Australia, quietly sharing his musical treasure and gentle wisdom with all who crossed his path. Listening to him play was a transcendent experience. I was lucky enough to study with Ashok Roy and have made this radio documentary in memory of a man who completely changed my understanding of music…
An installation for Portland Regional Gallery’s 12:12:2012 exhibition
Old Irish Walking Tour
I recently wrote the music for this gps enabled walking tour app of Old Irish Sydney, produced by the Dictionary of Sydney with support from the Irish government.