I was enormously lucky over the past 4 weeks to be able to record some excerpts of the first draft of my piano score for Beyond the Wall (working title), my new children's opera project as part of my practice-led PhD at WAAPA. Many thanks to Troy and Tommaso for your recording prowess, and for my beautiful singer friends who gave up their time to participate in my research project.
Features of the vocal work so far are an emphasis on free and experimental vocal ornaments and character noises, as well as clear and emotive themes for characters and places/plot lines.
Any volunteers? Must be up to performing some crazy stuff btw.
Have a listen and let me know what you think...
Thank you a thousand times guys, it is so massively gratifying to hear my work (also away from the horrible MIDI playback!)