A creator and arranger of improvised and composed music, Wallace's main instrument is the tenor saxophone. The dialectical discussion between improvisation and composition is at the core of his practice.
2021 sees Wallace continuing his ongoing music research through a practice–led PhD candidature at Monash University under the supervision of trumpeter Paul Williamson and vocalist/songwriter Rod Davies. His field of enquiry centres on the investigation of social networks as structures for composition and improvisation.
Between 2013–2015 Wallace resided in Bergen, Norway, where he formed a quartet featuring Thomas Dahl (guitar), Petter Asbjørnsen (bass) & Øyvind Skarbø (drums). He also performed with a variety of musicians and ensembles including Ugo Santangelo, Sambando 6, Frode Grytten, Heine Bugge, Øyvind Hegg–Lunde, Miss Tati, Fagernes Yacht Klubb, Kameleon Orkesteret, Klubb Kavalér, Vestlandske Selskabs Orkester, Norvald Dahl and Ole Amund Gjersvik.
In 2012 Wallace completed his Masters of Teaching at The University of Melbourne studying music improvisation education. The outcome of this research was the dissertation
Wallace has been an ongoing collaborator with the Mace Francis Orchestra, composing works and touring Australia with the ensemble. His composition
In 2007 Wallace completed his Masters of Music Performance on the tenor saxophone at Monash University in Melbourne receiving first class honours. There he studied with Julien Wilson, Jamie Oehlers, and Doug de Vries. This culminated in the thesis
Between 2003–2005 and 2008–2009 he resided in Bergen, Norway. During these periods Wallace performed with a variety of ensembles and musicians in the Bergen music world.
Wallace has worked alongside visual artist Carmel Wallace creating music for large–scale sculpture installations and filmed live performances. These projects were: the soundtrack to
In 2002 Wallace graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours, majoring in composition and arranging, from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. There he studied composition and arranging with Graeme Lyall and Graeme Collier, saxophone with Roger Garrood, and jazz improvisation with Ray Walker.