Graeme studied piano and percussion in Sydney, New York and Melbourne. His work explores and challenges notions of high and low art. He has written pieces that work equally well in comedy rooms and concert halls. He has written over 50 works for instruments and voices, including commissions for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2013 Canberra Centenary.
Graeme studied piano and percussion in Sydney and New York. In his early career he had special commitment to contemporary music, having premiered over 100 commissioned solo and ensemble works, many of which were written especially for him. He likes to explore and challenge notions of high and low art and his performance materials work equally well in comedy rooms or concert halls.
Career highlights include performing as soloist for Olivier Messiaen in 1988 at the Sydney Opera House; building a musical fence in outback Australia in 2003 that has become a tourist attraction; and performing for ten years with the Spaghetti Western Orchestra, including tours to Edinburgh Festival, Montreal Jazz Fest, Sydney Opera House, an appearance on Jools Holland and a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.