Thomas Reiner is a composer of highly engaging music that is concerned with questions of meaning, emotion, symbols, musical time, human existence and artistic freedom in a postmodern world. Recently he completed a three-movement work for large orchestra, soprano and Flugelhorn about the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. In 2014 his multimedia work Flayed Identities, which focusses on the involvement of Aboriginal soldiers in Australia’s wars, was performed at the Lake Bolac Eel Festival in Victoria. Alistair Noble refers to Reiner’s lasted recording, Semblances, as an “intelligent exploration of music thinking, of theoretical knowledge carried lightly, of thoughtful humanity and generous engagement”.