Interactive / Live

 

Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War

September 2014 – April 2015 - Interactive - Composer & Sound Designer

An immersive and innovative exhibition artistically directed by New Zealand's renowned Weta Workshops. For the exhibition I created an hour long cinematic score and sound design written to open out the emotional worlds of diary entries from selected characters of the era.

Recorded by the magnificent New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the score and sound make up a 100+ channel journey of interlocking pieces that visitors to the exhibition move through at their own pace.

Head to the Behind the Scenes page to see some of the making of this project

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Oat the Goat

2018 - Interactive - Composer

Oat the Goat is an interactive online storybook created by the Ministry of Education in association with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of a national anti bullying campaign. As Oat progresses on his adventure, Readers make choices for him, and the emotional outcomes of these is communicated through a rich symphonic score and traditional Maori Taonga Pūoro. 

The story has had huge exposure across New Zealand and won the hearts of a families, teachers, and children, continuing to pick up industry awards for design and innovation.

Bug Lab

2016 - Interactive - Composer & Sound Designer

Bug Lab is an immersive exhibition created by Weta Workshop and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand featuring gigantic highly detailed sculptures of bugs and a rich alien soundscape of original music and sound design that feels as if it has been made by the bugs themselves.

Innovative sound design and scoring techniques were used to create an eclectic sonic environment that seamlessly morphs as visitors move through the different zones, and reacts dynamically to user input from games and interactives.

 

Omaka Dangerous Skies

2016 - Interactive - Composer & Sound Designer

Omaka Dangerous Skies is a World War II exhibition featuring a number of rare and restored aircraft and an immersive soundscape of interlocking sound design and orchestral compositions throughout the open plan space.

A highlight of this exhibition is the 'Stalingrad Experience', an large scale immersive video experience that simulates being in the heart of Stalingrad during a bombing raid through vivid animation and violently realistic surrounding sound design. 

 

Still

2015 - Interactive - Composer & Sound Designer

STILL is an interactive digital memorial commissioned as part of the commemorations for the centenary of WW1. The work connects three international locations with an evolving meditative experience. 

The generative music-scape develops infinitely and reacts to user motions, immersing them in the experience of the artwork.

 

2016 The Devil’s Half-Acre

2016 - Theatre - Composer & Sound Designer

A 90min play about the turn of the century slums of Dunedin and a dark presence. The score has a rough around the edges angular folk feeling, incorporating world elements that reflect the cultural melting pot that Dunedin was at the time.

WATCH

2014 - Composer & Sound Designer

A thriller play about government surveillance and dark conspiracies. The score has an experimental electronic ‘resampled’ feel, evoking the scratchy recordings and digital artefacts of surveillance technology

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The Squickerwonkers Series

2014 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - Audio Book - Composer & Sound Designer

These spooky children’s tale from author and actress Evangaline Lilly features a lopsided jaunty score, and creepy creaky sound design (including a lively voice performance from actor Sylvester McCoy).

The Squickerwonkers Series is The Squickerwonkers (2014), The Squickerwonkers: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled (2017), The Squickerwonkers: The Demise of Lorna the Lazy (2018) and The Squickerwonkers: The Demise of Andy the Arrogant (2019).

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Promised Land

2014 - Audio Book - Composer & Sound Designer

Promised Land is an illustrated LGBTQ themed children’s book written by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris and narrated by the award-winning actress Geraldine Brophy.


Maiden Voyage

2018 - Audio Book - Composer & Sound Designer

Maiden Voyage is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed LGBTQ themed fairytale Promised Land. 
Written by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris.

 

Constellations

2014 - Composer & Sound Designer

A play about love, string theory and euthanasia that explores an infinity of possible realities for one couple’s relationship. The score swings from the cosmic to the more contained and human, with beautiful but unadorned string quartet and solo violin performances

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Troll

2017 - Composer & Sound Designer

Music composition and sound design on the theatre show Troll. Troll was written and performed by Ralph McCubbin Howell and directed by Charlotte Bradley.



Magicians

2017 - Composer

Music composition for the theatre show Magicians.





 

Pasefika

2014 - Composer & Sound Designer

This play featured in the 2014 New Zealand International Arts Festival. The score and soundscape create a surreal merging of Maori, French and European cultures, nightmarish and euphoric visions.

The Bookbinder

2014 - Ongoing - Composer

This charming one-man fantasy theatre piece has received multiple five star reviews and featured spots at international festivals. The score and sound design begin by emanating from an old gramophone on set, but progress to envelop the audience in a warm symphonic sound.

Broken River

2013 - Composer & Sound Designer

A magic realist play set in the 'wild west' of modern day Otago New Zealand. The score blends the country vibe of banjos and harmonicas with unexpected surrealist elements

Pandemic

2013 - Composer & Sound Designer

A promenade theatre piece in which the audience take multiple paths through interactive scenes that occur during the horrific 1918 NZ influenza pandemic. The sound design performs an immersive realistic role, while the score is used to shift gears into moments of reflective montage

Joseph K

2013 - Composer & Sound Designer

A darkly humorous play based on Kafka's 'The Trial'. The score features an unnerving collection of custom programmed virtual instruments, many birthed from the human voice, evoking the paranoia of a man being strangled by an oppressive society but remaining oddly playful

The Road that wasn't there

2013 - Ongoing - Composer & Sound Designer

A dark magical play for children that has enjoyed international touring since 2012. The score weaves in and out of the narration and puppetry creating a seamless storytelling experience

 
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Project Born

2012 - Composer & Sound Designer

An extravaganza stage show directed by Weta Workshops as a charity initiative to raise funds for the New Zealand Neo Natal Trust. I gladly donated my services composing a range of high intensity tracks, ranging from catwalk inspired house music to stomping bayou blues.

 

The Zingoshi Chronicles: Episode 0

2017- Composer

Music composition and sound design on the game The Zingoshi Chronicles: Episode 0.


 

Dr Grordborts: Invaders

2017 - Composer: Additional Music

Additional music for the game Dr Grordborts: Invaders.