In these examples spectrograms of possum sounds are aligned with the notation to demonstrate the approach. Despite the "noisiness" of the possum sounds - significant pitch components are also evident and these are transcribed into pitched material particularly for the piano/melodica and bass clarinet. The contours of prominent pitched components were initially sketched directly onto the spectrogram and then "lifted-off' and adapted into a more traditional notational framework.
kurui  for bass clarinet, piano/melodica and percussion was written for a performance at the Cooroora Institute on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. The performance was part of my sub-residency within a residency by Clocked Out (Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson) at the Griffith Conservatorium in Brisbane. The institute’s name is derived from the name for possum in the Gubi Gubi language: kurui. Although it is a scrolling score the notation is relatively traditional, aiming to bridge the space between 'faithful" transcription of sound on its own terms and a more "interpretive" transcription of sound in human "musical" terms.
The work ends with the repetitive huff/clicks of the possum. Some of the prominent pitched content is highlights on bass clarinet and melodica.
The score for willsons downfall  was written for a performance at Harrigan's Lane a property in the Great Dividing Range on the border of New South Wales and Queensland.
The final score (excerpt below) comprises the lines (representing the volume/spatiality of the field recordings) and the stylised representations of terrain, forest and river.