Everyone has a story.
Mine is about change. Changing careers. Changing stars.
I have two sides, you see. I’m sort of a music composer, and sort of a plant/soil scientist. Which one is more dominant depends on the way I’ve slept the night before, or the strength of the coffee in the morning.
I started out as a composer and electronic arranger. I’ve worked in Australia and the US, writing music for all sorts of film projects and advertising. But after a few bad experiences, and seeing the bright lights of Hollywood fade as I worked long hours, I made a choice. I decided that music shouldn’t be my whole life. It couldn’t be – not without destroying the joy I derived from it.
So, I stopped working, and started a science degree at UQ. A few years later, I’m a PhD candidate, researching nitrogen cycling in soils. My wife calls me an edaphologist – someone who studies the influence of soil on living things; plant, microbes, humans. Perhaps me, too – the change has been quite profound.
But I’ve never stopped writing, and not wanting my music to sit in a dusty corner of my hard drive, unused, I now release it freely in my Creative Commons music library. I’m proud to say I’ve helped hundreds of people tell their own stories, and I hope to continue doing so.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find what you’re looking for.