I am influenced by the effect of space and place and a residency at Bundanon will allow me the time to write and demo up to 10 songs around a theme or concept for these songs to be turned into a third album. From a concept I write chords and a bass line and then a beat, followed by a vocal melody. Continuing to add parts including rhythm and lead guitar lines, keyboard parts and vocal harmonies. After this, I augment these parts with string arrangements. In my last album, I borrowed a flute and clarinet and wrote woodwind arrangements and harmonies and introduced brass parts like trumpet and tenor horn. Much of my writing is in arrangement form and my songs are never complete until everything has been added and finalised. This is the majority of the work I would be doing at Bundanon.more..
The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW. As a gift to the Australian people, Arthur Boyd’s vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists to pursue their practice.
Bundanon offers accommodation and studio space for up to five more..