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piano, glock/xyl, vibes.
[= Sinuosity + InDecision + Alter(n)ations + …this certainty…]
2014 – 2021: 21 mins. approx.


guitar, celesta, violin.
[2nd movement of On the Verge of Becoming or standalone work]
2020: 2 mins. approx.


harp, marimba, violin.
[3rd movement of On the Verge of Becoming or standalone work]
2008 rev. 2020: 6 mins. approx.


vibraphone, celesta, viola.
[3rd movement of Tortus]
2018: 1 mins. approx.

…this certainty…

glock/xyl, vibraphone, piano.
2016: 7 mins. approx.

“I act with complete certainty.
But this certainty is my own.”
from On Certainty, by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

But I repeat myself

3 percussionists (small bass drum or floor tom, 10 concert tom-toms, snare drum).
2014: 4 mins. 30 secs.

“Pounding out rhythms on a drum set is for morons, isn’t it? Actually, it’s no more moronic than any other human activity; it may be rendered moronic by moronic drummers in the same way that politics may be rendered moronic by moronic politicians.”
Bill Bruford.

“Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain.


flute, marimba, viola.
2012: 5 mins. 15 secs.

“Everything starts from a dot”
Wassily Kandinsky.

Kandinsky was premiered by Six Degrees Ensemble featuring Melissa Doecke (flute), Phoebe Green (viola), and Peter Neville (marimba) at the Kew Law Courts on 28-11-2013.

Score Sample (PDF)

Composition VIII by Wassily Kandinsky.

…only the living…

violin, ‘cello, piano.
2000 rev. 2008. 11 mins. 30 secs. approx.

“…Time may finally prove,
only the living move her…”
from Lemmings, by Peter Hammill.

…only the living… is dedicated Brian (1925-83), Kathleen, (1927-87) and Michael (1952-87).

It was premiered by Michael Kieran Harvey (pno), Tim Veldman (vln), and Alister Barker (vc) on 24-9-2011 at the Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton.

Score Sample (PDF)


for flute/alto flute, Bb bass clarinet, guitar.
2005: 7 mins. 45 secs.

Spiel (transcription)

for flute, Bb clarinet, guitar.
2005: 5 mins. 30 secs.

Spiel (transcription) was specifically prepared for Altrove 1.3 for inclusion on their debut CD.

Trio Altrove1.3
Marcello Bonachelli (clarinet), Gisbert Watty (guitar), Luciano Tristaino (flute).


flute, guitar, violin.
1997: 5 mins. 30 secs.

Spiel is for flute, guitar and violin, and is in 8 short, linked sections, each making passing reference to different states of mind – some lighter, some darker, some playful, some a little more serious; all of which combine in a brief and limited exploration of various colouristic possibilities of the instruments involved.

Spiel was premiered at the Darwin International Guitar Festival in 1997.