Currently based in Australia, Lachlan’s early musical education included studies in classical piano and theory at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, where he held the junior and senior scholarships for instrumental study.
He went on to study composition at the University of Newcastle under the tutelage of Colin Spiers and Richard Vella. In 2017 Lachlan graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours, Class I) in Composition and Sound Production. His undergraduate thesis investigated the relationship between media immersion and video game music.
Moving away from contemporary classical styles and the concert hall, he is primarily interested with how technology, instruments and lesser known musical genres can combine and influence how new music is composed. He prefers to approach music as being something that is discovered rather than constructed and is interested in how different mediums such as screen and video games can inspire music to move in directions we would otherwise not go.
His professional debut in this area came in 2018, when he composed the full soundtrack for Retro Army’s game “The Spy Who Shot Me”. Since then, he has worked on the soundtrack for a number of independent video games. With a passion for seeing the Australian film industry thrive Lachlan would work on his first film soundtrack in 2020, for Australian director Mimi Helm’s short film “Tent Girl”. He has since worked on the soundtracks for “The Scar” short film and upcoming film and television series “Match Made” and“WackyFoodHunter”.
In 2021 he launched an electronic side project called Lighthouse, and also began writing the music for a yet unnamed progressive rock band.
Lachlan’s compositions are influences are quite eclectic and diverse, his classical background, as well as his interest in other genres; minimalism, progressive rock, post rock, jazz, heavy metal, The Beatles, film scores and video game music.
Lachlan is a member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.