I am a composer of contemporary art music and have worked extensively in the areas of orchestral, chamber and choral music as well as opera and song, in Australia and overseas. I am hoping to complete a program of new works during 2019 that will include works for orchestra, a singer, and chamber ensembles including a cello and piano duo.
There is an interest in new works among audiences and performers but funding for the creation of such is increasingly difficult. My orchestral work will be a contribution to the broader repertoire; the cello and piano work will be a set of short pieces that can be performed altogether or as individual movements, and will contain a graded range of technical challenges. The songs will be on texts that reflect some of Australia’s cultural diversity.
The donations will serve to pay my fee for the works as calculated at the going rate for a composer of my experience, and to cover sundry costs such as travel to meet with performers if necessary, and professional formatting and part copying.
Further information my work is available at www.gordonkerry.wordpress.com