||Carl was interviewed by the
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in November 2020 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 late 2020.
The tour was cancelled following the European Covid-19 resurgence.
||The scheduled performance of Carl's
Sonata for Piano Four Hands by the
Piano Duo Hayashizaki-Hagemann
at the Art Museum Spendhaus
in June 2020 was cancelled 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 through 2020. These were all cancelled due to Covid-19.
||Lindsay Garritson's worldwide premiere
tour to launch Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata was interrupted
by Covid-19. Her 2020 performances at the
Melbourne Recital Centre
in Australia and at the
Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore
have both been postponed until further notice.
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
Percussion Symphony in March 2020 by the
Canberra Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Nicholas Milton AM, were cancelled
due to Covid-19.
||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's fourth piano sonata 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 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.
||The ZOFO Piano Duet presented its
ZOFOMOMA multimedia experience throughout Australia
in May 2019.
The performance included Carl's
"Arrival of Implacable Gifts" for piano four hands,
commissioned especially for the production.
||Conductor Arvo Volmer directed the
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in the Estonian premiere of Carl's Symphony No 7 in
at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.
||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,
an advisor to 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