The Australian composer tells us about his second album, which focusses on larger-scale choral and orchestral works.
Your first album focussed on chamber works, while this second album release brings together three larger-scale works – was that a deliberate contrast?
Yes, I feel that more people have heard aboutmy orchestral music than have actually heard it. So I chose works that display different dimensions of my language, two contrasting orchestral pieces and a choral work.
What are the pleasures of writing for larger forces?
To be honest, it feels somewhat hollow to talk about these particular pleasures in 2020, but here goes: it’s all about the response we have to the sheer physicality of sound. Working with the...