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
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.
Name: John K. Tozer
Lives in: Ballarat, Australia
Occupation: Music Composer