In November 2018, my beautiful younger brother Brendan died suddenly. I was in the process of composing a new trio, commissioned by the Te Koki Trio, from Wellington New Zealand. The timing was such that this piece became exclusively about my brother’s passing.

This piece Spirit Flies, Sun Rises was toured throughout New Zealand in August 2019 and was recently performed by the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, who will be taking it to China in November of this year.

It is my goal to have this piece, which contains my brother’s spirit, to be performed in as many countries around the world as possible, so his spirit and memory can be heard around the globe.

For this reason I will be keeping a tally on the performances and recordings of Spirit Flies, Suns Rises, to outline his continuing journey.

Performances to Date

The Te Koki Trio

Wellington  – August 2019

Invercargill  – August 2019

Christchurch  – August 2019

Dunedin  – August 2019

Nelson  – August 2019

Auckland  – August 2019

New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Hamilton – October 2019

Cambridge – October 2019

Auckland – October 2019