Musician’s head full of steampunk
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 distrokid.com/hyperfollow/craigwallacegibb/ fdl3.