PhD (composition) thesis

Blueprints and Vignettes: Pitch-class sets, Serialism and Intervallicism, and the Integration of Systematic and Intuitive Music Making (2018)

Spanning 6 years, this project was an extended investigation of what were at the time new composition systems to me, and produced the albums Blueprints & Vignettes and Hatch. Both my final exegesis and composition portfolio, as well as all the audio outcomes are available through the University of Sydney eScholarship repository below. Drop me a line if you find it useful! If you'd like to show your support, most of the music is also available for purchase through Bandcamp.

BMus (Hons) thesis

Signature Characteristics in the Improvised Melodic Lines of Herbie Hancock (2011)



Lately I've felt a pull back to transcribing jazz after  a hiatus during my PhD. I'll be adding to this list periodically - enjoy!

Wynton Kelly - solo on "Remember" (Hank Mobley, Soul Station, 1960)

John Coltrane - solo on "Satellite" (Coltrane's Sound, 1964)

Jerry Bergonzi - solo on "Inner Urge" (Lineage, 1990)

Brad Mehldau - solo on "Synthetics" (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Deep Song, 2005).