Weise's main inspiration is Béla Bartók, who he considers his favorite composer and musician of all time. Other influences include Stravinsky, Debussy, and Australian folklore music. The coastal landscapes of Australia have often inspired Weise's music. As a teenager, Weise had a large collection of Karlheinz Stockhausen records, which paved his introduction into Contemporary music. Nevertheless Weise relies on his own personal originality for his compositions on rhythm, harmony, and dissonance, which he has been studying and composing since the 1970s.
Weise has lived and worked in Australia; and overseas in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. He has also toured other European countries.
As a teacher, he has taught music or conducted workshops for: the Woodlawn Arts Academy, Sterling, IL, USA; Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris, France; Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse, Laon, France; the Music Conservatorium, Darwin, Australia.
Weise is represented by Contemporary Arc Australia, and his music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, etc. His music scores can be found at the National Library of Australia, and other works can be found at the Library of Congress, USA; and la Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
|Gerry Joe Weise, Ghost Gum Tree, Sinfonietta No.6, 2022, sheet music.|
|Gerry Joe Weise, For the time it takes to appreciate a Tree, Sinfonietta No.5, 2021, sheet music.|
|Gerry Joe Weise, Bushland for Ensemble, Strings and Flutes, Sinfonietta No.4, 2020, sheet music.|
|Gerry Joe Weise, Waves for Flute and Harp, Sinfonietta No.3, 2019, sheet music.|
|Gerry Joe Weise, Above the Waves for Flute Sextet, Sinfonietta No.2, 2019, sheet music.|
|Gerry Joe Weise, Under the Waves for Orchestra, Sinfonietta No.1, 2019, sheet music.|