Check out the audio clips on the AUDIO page to listen to some original tracks, and below…for some clips from recent gigs. I hope you enjoy...


It's  official - 'The Dying Piano' is going to Cannes! 

What started out as an international collaboration created by Penang-based artist, Madeleine Ekeblad has morphed into a bigger project. Hong Kong based production company, 72 Dragons, has extended the concept for the short film corner of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The original version was developed with the assistance of up-and-coming award-winning cinematographer, Emily Tathem, along with original music which I composed specifically for the project.  Maddi has announced the project, so I can now share it with you here. The expanded score is still in production, to reflect the new - deeply moving - storyline. I'll keep you posted about the official launch.

“The musical composition for the work chronicles the piano’s process of dying, as it shifts from moments of harmonic serenity to discord and despair. At times, the reach to resurrection seems possible, until death appears inevitable. The end arrives, with increasing dissonance, stilted and gasping, until the final solitary note.” 

(Composer's Statement from original short version)




A bit of smooth jazz from 'Dr M' - that's me and Dave Elston - when we're playing combo


Pure Piano Sunset Concert at Macleay Island

 Phoenix Sculpture Garden at Mount Glorious



The Blue Parrot, Macleay Island, 2013-2014 


House Concert - rockin' out with the boys, 2015

































"Michael's musical vision transcends the humdrum constraints of mere genre, offering up a broad palette of sound that evokes windswept landscapes, rolling seas and peaceful dreams. Above all, his compositions express something the world needs now - a sense of innner calm"

David Bentley musician and composer, music writer for Spirit magazine, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist

What's on!

  • Apr 8
    Tingira Boat Club, 
  • Aug 31
    Macleay Island Arts Complex foreshore, 


Watch Elton John's fun improv' style as he shows how it's possible to "set music to almost any lyrics". And so he does - about a microwave oven!


Photography by Artventure, Brisbane

CD artwork, A.J. Quinn

Website design, A. J. Quinn