Current Projects

Improvisations as Nature, a daily practice.

I am currently composing, singing and planning for more inclusive and charity concerts involving singers, musicians, and other artists here in “the hills” later this year and next year. Artists include local choirs, exceptional soloists, young and old chamber music groups, and sacred music. There is already some in-kind support for this work.

2020 is also a journey along the theme of Song as a Sacred Pathway into Nature, a project I began about two years ago (see CV) which has involved travel to Armagh (Ard Macha) Ireland to research and as Composer in Residence, and concerts in Melbourne and Adelaide.

A recent composition for the forthcoming Festival of Bells, is a setting of a poem from an earlier century, when power was supplied by the river and a water-wheel.

Song as a Sacred Pathway into Nature took me briefly into other art forms, influenced by my brother Matthew Rutten, a painter.


St. Cecilia’s Day concert with Helen Jackson (soprano), Jacqui Rutten (mezzo soprano), Claire Ransome (violin), Elizabeth Sutherland (harp), at Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society, Belgrave South, Sunday 22 November.

Annamaghkerrig, Ireland

Previous performances