Percussionist/composer/conductor Daryl Pratt has a background in contemporary classical music and jazz. Recent creative projects include compositions, performances and recordings with MATCH Percussion (formed with his wife Alison Pratt in 2001), The Daryl Pratt Sextet (founded in 2009), the Pratt McMahon Hirst & Gander quartet (2015) and the Pratt/Price Collective (2016). MATCH has toured in Australia and the USA and released the CD “Water Settings” on Tall Poppies in 2005. Pratt has solo, chamber and orchestral recordings on ABC, Lovely, Naxos, CRI, Rufus Records, EFA, VoxAustralis, Fleur de Son Classics, Move Records, CD Baby and Tall Poppies.
Pratt and Daniel Blinkhorn used their shared residency in 2020 to work on a body of work about how they, as artists can uncover some of the time-tested patterns and innovations developed by nature as a basis for compositional models. This was largely based on location-based field recordings within Bundanon and the surrounds.