Tasman was written & recorded over a 2-year period while I was completing my Master’s Degree in Music Composition at the University of Tasmania from 2011-2013. It was written by a student at the Conservatory at the time (me), it was recorded using the Conservatory gear and facilities; features ensembles composed of entirely student musicians, and was mixed and mastered by a student (Caleb Alan Miller).
After completing the recording of the album I unfortunately had to leave Tasmania and return to the US or face deportation by the Australian Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship because I was unable/ineligible to apply for another visa to extend my stay because of Immigration law at the time. The album for that reason now serves as sort of a “requiem” for my whole Tasmanian experience.
Brian is an American-born acoustic bass guitarist and composer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s from the University of Tasmania, Hobart in Composition.
Find out more at brianwroten.com