Carl is currently composing a Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, commissioned by the
West Australian and
Tasmanian symphony orchestras with support from philanthropist Geoff Stearn.
It will be be premiered in 2018 by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott conducted by Rory Macdonald
at the Perth Concert Hall on
11 & 12 May,
and at Federation Concert Hall (Hobart)
Carl is the 2018
Composer in Residence for the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His music will feature in the Season Gala Concert
Beethoven's Eroica (10,
Dale Barltrop ( 9 & 10 Aug),
Holst's The Planets
31 Aug &
and Chamber 3
The Holst program will feature the world premiere of Carl's Eighth Symphony
commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Carl's new work for cello and piano, the Strutt Sonata,
will be premiered by
Julian Smiles and
Ian Munro at the
Huntington Estate Music Festival in Mudgee, Australia, on
23 November 2017.
The music was composed for longtime patrons of the festival, Josephine and John Strutt,
and was commissioned by Jo in honour of her husband.
Carl's new work for piano four hands, The Arrival of Implacable Gifts,
was commissioned by the Zofo Piano Duo
as part of their ZOFOMOMA project
that combines original music and artwork from around the world.
Upcoming performances can be seen at the Recital Hall of the
San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Jan 27 2018,
and again at
National Sawdust in Brooklyn (NY)
on Feb 23 2018.
Zofo previously released
a brilliant Youtube clip
of Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands.
The Takács Quartet
gave the American premiere of Carl's Sixth String Quartet
at Carnegie Hall (New York) in October
and present further performances at Colorado University (Grusin Music Hall, Boulder)
on October 29 & 30.
They present the European premiere at
Wigmore Hall, London,
on November 12.
The new work was commissioned by Mike and Frédérique Katz,
the Seattle Commissioning Club, and
Rhod McNeill, Head of Arts and Communication at the
University of Southern Queensland, has written
a comprehensive analysis of music Carl composed before 2017.
Although it doesn't cover the composer's "commercial" work for theatre or media, it is
an encyclopaedic reference of his concert music. It is available at
which has produced an accompanying
Andrew Ford presented a fascinating and revealing
interview about the book with Rhoderick and Carl
on his Music Show
on ABC Radio National.
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