Mu­si­cian’s head full of steam­punk

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A PERTH mu­si­cian nom­i­nated for the 2018 ARIA Mu­sic Teacher of the Year award has re­leased a new song in­spired by the cre­ations of an­other lo­cal artist.

South­ern River Col­lege mu­sic teacher Craig Wal­lace-Gibb is used to tak­ing to the stage as a sax­o­phone or clar­inet player in Perth bands such as Lit­tle Pe­dro, but he has gone down a slightly dif­fer­ent path with his lat­est re­lease, Steam­punk 1 (Heart).

Mr Wal­lace-Gibb said the in­stru­men­tal piece was in­spired by the Steel­hip De­signs jew­ellery cre­ated by fel­low ar­ti­san Michelle Mur­ray.

“I wanted to sur­prise my wife with a piece of jew­ellery for her birth­day, some­thing in­di­vid­ual and re­ally unique and cre­ative, and I ac­ci­den­tally found Michelle’s web­site,” he said.

“I was in­spired im­me­di­ately and won­dered how it might be pos­si­ble to cre­ate steam­punk in sound.

“I had never heard of steam­punk mu­sic and if it did ex­ist then I didn’t want to be in­flu­enced by any­one else’s sounds.

“I wanted to re­ally ex­press my own per­sonal re­ac­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence of Michelle’s art and sculpt the mu­sic as if I was also work­ing with brass and clock­work metal pieces.

Steam­punk 1 (Heart) is avail­able from dis­­per­fol­low/craig­wal­laceg­ibb/ fdl3.­mu­ni­ d488270

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