Back in 2015, I was lucky enough to be part of an amazing collaborative event put together by the talented Dr. Laura E. Goodin. The Cabinet of Oddities, a show piece of original compositions for flute inspired by short stories from a group of Australian Spec Fic writers, was first performed at Conflux X. Since then, it has also appeared at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
My story, Guardians of Her Galaxy, was used as the inspiration for a composition by Gary Butler, and performed by flautist Angus McPherson. I can’t express how honoured I was to have played even a small part in the result.
So, I was thrilled to hear that Gary has recently become part of the Melbourne Composers League. You can find out more about his many achievements here. You’ll also find a number of videos of his work, including a performance of Guardians of Her Galaxy.