If you're in Paris next week you can hear twmp: a piece I wrote for Nicole Canham and her tarogato Goldilocks, plus soprano sax, which will be played by Claude Delangle. This is the European premiere: twmp had its first outing back in June at Lyneham's Front Café and Gallery in our Sound Bites concert: 'Bite-sized pieces for winds, electronics and drums; by Bach, Blake, Piazzolla, Tsiavos and Edwards.' It was a mix of improvised and pre-meditated music, including another of my tunes: The River Daughter, for voice and rather a lot of bassoons — all wielded by Zoey Pepper. The concert also featured saxophonist Niels Rosendahl and the rapid-response creativity of improvisers Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet/flugel) and drummer Col Hoorweg. Marguerite Boland mentions the show in the new ANU School of Music publication Som.Times. Her article is unnervingly titled Irrelevant Music — but that's just a lead-in via some thoughts in Kenneth Gaburo's essay on the beauty of that irrelevance. For the more irrelevant the music, the greater the freedom of the maker to knit their own context and meaning. Existentialism for composers?