||At the Huntington
Estate Music Festival in November 2018
Carl's piano trio, "The Village", was played by pianist
Jayson Gillham with Dimity Hall (violin) and Julian Smiles (cello).
The festival also included his solo cantata "Our Sons", in memory of the Anzacs, sung by renowned soprano Taryn Fiebig accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music.
||In Switzerland, November 2018, the
Sinfonieorchester TriRhenum Basel
performed Carl's fifth symphony, "Percussion Symphony".
The orchestra was joined by the
Black Forest Percussion Group
and conducted by Julian Gibbons.
||As the culmination of his time as 2018 Composer in Residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,
Carl's eighth symphony, The Enchanted Loom, was premiered by Chief Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
in Melbourne and Geelong in August and September.
||Other performances by the Melbourne Symphony through 2018 conducted by Sir Andrew Davis included Carl's
MicroSymphony (Season Gala Concert in March),
Concerto for Orchestra (May),
the orchestral fanfare "V" (BBC Proms concert in July),
"Smith's Alchemy" (August) and
"The Tree of Man" (September).
||Carl's concerto for two pianos, Implacable Gifts,
was commissioned by the West Australian and
Tasmanian symphony orchestras with support from philanthropist Geoff Stearn.
It was premiered by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott conducted by
Rory Macdonald in Perth and Hobart in May 2018.
||In early 2018, the Australian Ballet's
tribute to iconic Australian choreographer Graeme Murphy included
Carl's orchestral music for the ballet "The Silver Rose".
The production had extended seasons at the Victorian Art Centre in March,
and at the Sydney Opera House in April.
||Carl's 2nd Piano Concerto
received its Russian premiere on
30 December 2017
at the Mariinsky (3) Concert Hall in St Petersburg as part of the
XIIth Mariinsky International Piano Festival.
Pianist Mira Yevtich and the
were conducted by Valery Gergiev.
||Carl's sonata for cello and piano, the Strutt Sonata,
was premiered by
Julian Smiles and
Ian Munro at the
Huntington Estate Music Festival
in November 2017.
||Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play, was premiered by the
Takács Quartet in August 2017 on its Australian
national concert tour for Musica Viva Australia.
The group gave further performances of the work in October at
Carnegie Hall (New York) and Colorado University (Boulder),
and at Wigmore Hall (London) in November.
||In September 2017, flautist Jiro Yoshioka
gave the first Japanese performance of Carl's flute concerto
Pipe Dreams at the
Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo.
The Otemachi Million Concert Orchestra was conducted by
||The Sydney Symphony Orchestra gave the
Australian premiere of Carl's trombone concerto,
"Five Hallucinations" at the Sydney Opera House
in April 2017. Chicago Symphony trombonist
to whom the work is dedicated, was conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
||Carl's cantata, "Wonders", for soprano, baritone, orchestra and two large choirs,
is a setting of the Walt Whitman poem "Who learns my lesson complete?" (1855). It was
commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs,
and first performed by them with Penelope Miller, Christopher Hillier and the
Sydney Youth Orchestra conducted by
Brett Weymark in September 2016 at the
Sydney Opera House.
||Carl's trombone concerto, "Five Hallucinations" was co-commissioned for the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the
Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The world premiere was given by trombonist
with the Chicago Symphony conducted by James Gaffigan at the
Chicago Symphony Center on 6 October 2016. It was written for and is dedicated to Michael Mulcahy.
||Professor Rhod McNeill,
Head of Arts and Communication at the
University of Southern Queensland, has written
an encyclopaedic reference and analysis of Carl's concert music.
It is available at
which has produced an accompanying