WAYJO Composer-in-Residence 2014: ‘For Greener Grass’

‘For Greener Grass’ was the result of the 2014 West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Composer-in-Residence program.  This 25 minute, five-movement composition was premiered at the 2014 Perth International Jazz Festival, and here is a little snippet from the last movement.  The WAYJO musicians gave a fantastic and dedicated performance of what turned out to be very difficult music (apologies musicians!).  I also had the pleasure of conducting two premieres from Tim Newhouse, the 2014 Associate Composer-in-Residence.