After discovering that my previous website design didn't render well in
non-Pc Internet Explorer (Mozilla, Netscape and IE on MAC) I set to
revamp the site using frames rather than files converted from Microsoft
This involved learning HTML over the last week, using tutorials at this great free site www.w3schools.com
Went to the opening night of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" this evening, produced by Harvest Rain Theatre Company, performed at Sydney Street Theatre, and directed by Nerida Jaaniste (whom I'm married to).
The Qld Orchestra
held a full-day rehearsal call to perform extracts of works by The Qld
Orchestra Composer Affiliates, who are myself, Toby Wren, Freeman
McGrath, Lynette Lancini and Alan Lawrence. All composers had a work
performed except Alan (who had been away from a while in Europe).
Testing out my piece "Study for ...if, then, we shall live together" went rather well and I had the chance to try out a whole range of timbral and dynamic adjustments to my material. Most surprising and gorgeous sound was pianissimo artificial harmonics played by second violins, with sul tasto (much more sublime than the usual ponti celli!).
This workshop has definitely given me the confidence and several key ideas to work the piece up to full length (hopefully around 20-35mins).
Many thanks to Ben Lancini who, off his own back, brought his own gear in and recorded the whole day for our personal archives.
Today changes to my PhD supervision team at Qld University of Technology Creative Industries
were confirmed. My primary supervisor is now Dan
Mafe (lecturer in Visual Arts), who has been my associate
supervisor since I began the PhD last year in March. My associate
supervisor is Zane
Trow (associate professor of Performance Innovation), and I will
also be looking for a second associate supervisor, from the field of
Many thanks to Richard Vella who was my previous primary supervisor (associate supervisor in Music).
Picked up a copy of the February edition of ABC's Limelight Magazine. Fenella
Kernebone's column (titled "Garden Art", p104) is devoted to the
temporary public art work I produced for the Straight Out of Brisbane
last December. This series of artworks was called "Random Acts of
HortiCulture" and involved planting grass seeds in geometric patterns
in parklands around Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
Nice quote: "Other than some interesting new media, there was only one work I was keen to check out..."
lukejaaniste.com is launched.