||Carl has completed a new concerto for piano four hands,
Zofomorphosis. This work was commissioned
by the ZOFO Piano Duet from San Francisco,
who have the exclusive right to give the first performance.
This will not be able to be programmed until the Covid pandemic has abated.
||In 2021 Carl's symphonic fanfare "V" will be played by the
West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted
by new Assistant Conductor
Thaddeus Huang. It is paired
with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on
and with Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra on
||The Vision String Quartet's
performance of Carl's
Third String Quartet in January at the Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie was cancelled.
Instead they presented it in a brilliant
live Concert-Stream from the Philharmonie Essen.
||Last November Carl was interviewed by the
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for its
Cliburn Masterpiece Series about the impact his
first piano sonata has had on the competition.
The interview is also available on Vimeo.
String Quartet had planned to present Carl's
Third String Quartet on tour in Germany
and Switzerland in November and December.
The tour was eventually cancelled following the December Covid-19 resurgence.
||Many YouTube clips of Carl's music don't include
proper accreditation. This curated list of suitably
credited clips contains some of Carl's favourite performances
available on YouTube.
||In June 2020 the
Piano Duo Hayashizaki-Hagemann
was scheduled to perform Carl's
Sonata for Piano Four Hands at the
Art Museum Spendhaus in
The venue is closed until further notice due to Covid-19.
||The innovative multimedia experience ZOFOMOMA
featuring Carl's "Arrival of Implacable Gifts"
was to receive new performances from the ZOFO Piano Duet in the USA. These were all cancelled due to Covid-19.
||Lindsay Garritson's worldwide premiere
tour to launch Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata is on hold due
to Covid-19. Her performances at the
Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia and at the
Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore
have both been postponed until next year.
Ms Garritson's exclusive right to perform the work has been extended and
the work won't be publicly available until July 2021.
||Performances of Carl's
on 18 and
19 March 2020,
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Milton AM, were cancelled
due to Covid-19.
||Carl's Piano Sonata No 4 was
commissioned by Lindsay Garritson
who gave the first performance at Carnegie Hall (New York) on
2019. Ms Garritson gave further performances in Barcelona at the
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (26 Jan),
and in London at the Royal College of Music (28 Jan)
and at the University of West London (29 Jan).
Lindsay Garritson has released a
of Carl's piano music.
It features the premiere recording of Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata alongside his First Piano Sonata,
the Anne Landa Preludes, Five Bagatelles and
||Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play,
was performed by the Goldner String Quartet
in November 2019 at the Ukaria Cultural Centre
in Mount Barker (South Australia).
They performed it again later that month at the 2019
Huntington Estate Music Festival
in Mudgee, New South Wales.
||Carl composed a new work to be the last music ever heard at the 30th and final
Estate Music Festival in November 2019.
"A Farewell to Music" featured every musician appearing at the festival. It is a solo cantata
setting of Shelley's evocative poem, Music, When Soft Voices Die.
(see the performance on Youtube).
Poom Prommachart played Carl's Piano Sonata No 1 at the
Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa
in October 2019. Poom is co-founder and Artistic Director of the
VP Agency in Singapore representing an exclusive roster
of exceptional international pianists.
||Carl composed the song "Then and Now" for
Katie Noonan and the
Australian String Quartet using the poetry of remarkable
activist and artist Oodgeroo Noonuccal. It was premiered in an extensive concert tour of Australia starting at the
Sydney Opera House in October 2019. The complete project is available on Katie's CD The Glad Tomorrow.
||The Jupiter String Quartet performs Carl's piano quintet,
"Fantasia", with pianist
Bernadette Harvey on a new CD on the
Marquis Classics label.
The album features the world premiere recordings of four works commissioned by the
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Available at the
Marquis Website and on
||In June 2019 Carl's Choral Symphony (Symphony No 6) was performed at the
Grant Park Music Festival
Carlos Kalmar conducted the
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park.