Jack Frerer is an Australian composer, instrumentalist, producer and filmmaker based in New York, currently studying composition with Robert Beaser at The Juilliard School with the help of the Adrian Weller Scholarship and the Steuermann Memorial Prize. Jack has written pieces and arrangements for a number of ensembles and artists including the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic, the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra, as well as chamber ensembles, jazz groups and solo performers.
What sparked your interest in toy piano?
I bought one a while back to use as a recording tool before knowing people actually wrote for it!
What do you hope to achieve artistically or educationally from your participation in the festival?
Absolute artistic enlightenment.