John K. Tozer

John K. Tozer

Retired
Music Composer

Ballarat, Australia

Member Since:
January 2016
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About John

Retired from professional IT consulting career in 2010 since then full time musician
Studied violin (private tuition), classical guitar (Sydney con. and Melba con).
Was coached as a semi-professional Baritone/tenor for MC by Ian Cousins
In 1967 Wrote music for the film "Light II" created by Frank Eidlitz on a Churchill Scholarship in the USA. Around the same time I was collaborating in "Musique concrete" and "Musiqe electronique" projects with Melb.Uni. film unit and James Murdoch including a Karlheintz Stockhousen "toure"
30 years singing with the Melbourne Chorale
40 years playing in amateur orchestras - 2nd violin, 1st violin, principle viola, concert manager, orchestra manager, practice conductor
Studied Jazz guitar/theory in Melb. with Bruce Clarke
20 years playing in Jazz combos - Avant garde, modern, BOP, swing - guitar, violin, viola, oud
Studied composition (2 years private tuition under Jock Kyme Melbourne)
studied oud/Arabic classical music with private teacher
Since 2012:
Composed various compositions for "Words in Winter" festival 2013, 2014, 2015
Composed three works for "Spring Fling Festival" 2014, 2015
Have several major projects under way - Amplified plectrum guitar and small orchestra repertoire; serious music for electric instrument ensembles;
developing song repertoire for a local group.
Currently preparing work for entry into International composition competitions.

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