Elderbrook Chronicles (4 volumes) are somewhat complete. Still tweaking chapters. More memory than invention, this world continues to grow more vivid.
Meanwhile, we offer you the double album ethereal soundtrack Elderbrook – for sale at this website shop, best accessed on desktop.
Stepping down as president of the Australian Fairy Tale Society in 2019, I’ve begun revisiting manuscripts that had lain dormant in years of recording, jobs and travel, while co-editing an anthology of contemporary Australian fairy tales due on Serenity Press early 2021.
2017 garnered two new releases: a water compilation Torlan and soundtrack Elderbrook (due Nov 2017).
A high ranking journal, TEXT: Into the Bush: Australasian Fairy Tales – released my essay & story.
Recording ‘cello lines played by Caerwen Martin and Silo String Quartet, for several songs, at Mad Cat Sound.
Making my first music video clip – filming courtesy of Ian Clarke’s videography, Rachael Hammond’s dancing and dramatic carnivalesque contribution of Melissa Rose Tonkins. My own part was minimal as I’m happier with a mic than a camera.
Flying to Coromandel Valley, South Australia, for further production at Pilgrim Arts studio.
Completing sessionist contributions; grooming recordings from Spring Studio, Mad Cat Sound & Pilgrim Arts.
Liaison for design of Book-CD: prepare abridged story (English & French); maps; character profiles. (Retrospective note: I made the difficult decision at the end of 2013 to cancel the release / contract due to personal responsibilities & artistic directions.)
Mixing Silo String Quartet, African Kora and other 2011 – 2012 sessions.
Arranging & editing with Nicholas Albanis (Dandelion Wine) at Crustacean Creations.
Translation of abridged story into French by Bertrand Villmur. (Retrospective note: I’ve paid the translator’s commission to retain rights to the text in both English & French.)
Previewing my Book-CD, Elderbrook: www.elderbrook.com.au It features my first audio-reading: a chapter of the unfolding Elderbrook chronicles.
Also a new song, ‘The Fountains of Alderbee’. Another version, ‘Singing Fountains’, is on a fairy compilation Graines de Berceuses: prikosnovenie.com
Visit to Australia from our longtime German collaborator Olaf Parusel.
Co-hosting fairy festivals including Phantosea (Melbourne & Adelaide), Feline Faery Fest (x 3), Elf Winter & Midsummer (Adelaide).
Continuing to record soundtrack for Elderbrook Chronicles & continuing to write these fantasy volumes.
Recording a new album with husband / co-songwriter Mark & longtime producer Brett Taylor. Working title: Hob.