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.
Lachlan’s professional debut 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 a number of independent video games. In 2020 Lachlan worked on his first film soundtrack, for Australian director Mimi Helm’s short film “Tent Girl”.
In 2021 he launched a synthwave side project called Lighthouse, and also began writing music for a yet unnamed progressive rock ensemble.
Lachlan’s compositions are influenced by his classical background, as well as his interest in other genres; minimalism, progressive rock, post rock, jazz, heavy metal, and retro video game music.
Lachlan is a member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.