Per Luce (2014-2015)
Written for a good friend and trapeze artist, Luke, for his birthday. It is as much written for how he moves, as for the interplay of light sources.
Peter Smith comes from a background as a classical clarinettist, completing undergraduate (2009) and postgraduate (2012) studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he has also been a casual lecturer in musicology for the past five years. As a freelance clarinettist, he has had numerous engagements with high profile ensembles, including the Sydney Chamber Opera, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and Halcyon, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous recitals at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Peter also currently teaches clarinet performance at the Australian Institute of Music.
In recent years, Peter has increasingly devoted himself to the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument). In addition to using it as a concert instrument (his recital as part of the Australasian Clarinet and Saxophone Conference in 2013 is almost certainly Australia's first solo classical EWI recital), Peter has built up a loyal online following producing multi-tracked covers of music from video games. He has released 4 albums of his own covers, and appeared on numerous cover album releases by Gamelark, The Materia Collective, Pixel Mixers, and Multiplayer. He was also a guest musician on 'Determination: Purple Side' by RichaadEB and Ace Waters, an album of covers from 'Undertale' which reached No. 1 in the Bandcamp charts in 2016.
His video game music covers can be found on his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/Soundole
Kaylie Dunstan started learning percussion at the age of 13 and pursued her passion for music through local ensembles, the Sydney Youth Orchestra and the SBS Youth Orchestra. After receiving her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she spent three-and-a-half years working and studying in Germany. She returned to Sydney a little over a year ago, where she engages in teaching and performing and is currently enrolled in a master’s research degree at the Sydney Conservatorium, studying percussion theatre. Kaylie made her solo concert debut in April with the assistance of New Music Network.