Wally spent his early years in Melbourne, Australia, playing in rock bands, then completing an Honours degree in Composition at the Victorian College of the Arts. After graduating, he worked with fellow composers Kate Neal and Biddy Connor in Dead Horse Productions to stage concerts of new music in unusual venues. He also provided original music for several Melbourne theatre companies, including The Eleventh Hour, The Shrimp Company and ITCH Productions (Catalpa, Green Room nomination for Best Composition); co-wrote a musical with Wes Snelling for Platform Youth Theatre; and contributed songs to Snelling’s cabaret (Kiosk, Green Room nomination for Best Original Songs). He moved to New York in 2008 to undertake a Masters in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music. Since relocating, he has created original music for three productions by New York’s The Actors Company Theatre, and recently provided the soundtrack for a video installation by artist Matthew Sleeth. Wally is currently a Graduate Fellow at Princeton University.
3 Shades Black is excited to premiere Wallys new work: “There might have been a time”.