I’ve been very fortunate to pick up some great gigs this month. This week I’ve started rehearsals playing in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Orchestra Victoria and Houston Ballet. I’ve also been playing a lot of baroque trumpet; Woodend Winter Arts Festival a few weeks back and a gig this Sunday (bwv 63). Such incredible music, which is totally keeping me sane while I get my life back to some sort of normality after the past nine months of studying intensively overseas. I will also be completing my Masters thesis by August. Much to do!
Here is a mix of my piece ‘Evolution’ that I recorded in Sofia with Radio Bulgaria in May. This was part of my Masters degree at Pulse College, Dublin.
The criteria was simply to compose a film music or game music cue of 3 minutes. The concept I came up with was for an imagined documentary about ‘Evolution’:
The concept of this piece was to write for an imagined game cue, of which I envisaged a heroine set on a journey to save her love.
The recording session was done in short sections and then later pieced together. I composed 3 different themes, all with layers of woodwind, brass, and strings.
I was very fortunate to have a new chamber piece of mine, ‘Thin Boundaries’ premiered in a concert last week. It was an incredible concert curated by my friend and fellow trumpeteer Allison Wright. An exceptional display of new music played by incredible young musicians.
Raw live footage of ‘Evolution’ composed and conducted by Louisa Trewartha.
Recording session at Radio Bulgaria, Sofia on Sunday 22nd May, 2016.
More coming soon…
110 piece Orchestral Recording Session at Radio Bulgaria:
On May 21st & 22nd, as part of my Masters course at Pulse College we recorded 3 minute cues of our original music. We were given the option to conduct, so this was my first experience conducting an ensemble of this size.
An absolutely unforgettable experience.
In late March we had a recording session in Windmill Lane, Studio One where we recorded a scene conducting to click.
As part of the assignment we had to compose the work based only on the timing notes that had been written by a classmate, without being able to watch the actual scene.
I was given a dream scene from Shutter Island. Here is my re-scoring:
Recording session at Windmill Lane, Studio 1- April 1st, 2016.
The task was to conduct to a streamer that had been inserted in to a scene of our choosing. The music needed to include 20th Century compositional techniques, written for a 25 piece string ensemble. I selected a scene from ‘A Beautiful Mind’.
Snippets from the rehearsal and a mixed final take from my recent studio conducting assessment for the Masters in Scoring for Film and Visual Media- Pulse College, Dublin.
This work was not composed for film, rather as a stand alone piece.