Cye’s work delves into many aspects of sound creation, including sound installation, composition, field recording and improvisation.
His live performances are renowned for being a deeply meditative and sonically rich experience, drawing listeners into uncharted inner worlds of cinematic proportions. He is currently presenting the live performance of his latest project Cave In The Sky and will soon be performing at Earth Frequency Festival in Feb 2016 before heading to Europe where the debut album Songhellir will be released by Swedish label 1631 recordings on the 26th of February.
His musical story began learning classical violin at the age of 3. By the age of 10 he was playing live professionally and began working as a session musician at the age of 14. Throughout his career he has been pushing boundaries and developing his own unique approach to the creation of new music.
His first completed works arrived in the form of the solo EP ‘araya’. Primarily consisting of piano, strings, field recordings and solo violin, all performed by Cye and recorded and produced with engineer/producer Antony Payn.
He has contributed to many film projects including the score for the award winning short film Piercing Silence, score for the feature film ‘Hello Forever’ and also composed and recorded the soundtrack and album with Lisa Gerrard for the ABC documentary series ‘The Trail of Genghis Khan’.
2015 saw him compose and perform the sound score for dancer/choreographer Meredith Elton for her performance of ‘Inherit the Wind’. He also composed, performed and recorded the score for the Sydney Dance PPY 2015 Revealed performance of choreographer Iratxe Ansa’s piece ‘Lost Body’.
Excerpt of Sola from Cave In The Sky’s first live performance at Byron Theatre
“Listening to Cye play makes me feel happy and sad at the same time” – Kai Barnatan (8 years old)
“it touches that most exquisite and rare thing…….. the beautiful part of sadness……. sadness without pain but something soul deep and akin to quiet pleasure. it sounds just right.”– Rachel Stone (artist)
“…….it was like the 75% of water in my body filled up to 100% the moment he picked his violin up. I thought I’d seen a lot of violin players in my life, but he was truly amazing, his fingers flying over the fingerboard as if he was attached to the violin………and the moment he played all these dreams flew out and I wanted to burst out in to tears……” – Will Weir (10 years old)