David Chisholm

David Chisholm

A multi-award winning composer whose works have been acclaimed and performed both nationally and internationally, David is a passionate, eloquent advocate for new work.

David is the founder and director of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, and an Artistic Associate (Composer) at Malthouse Theatre, and lectures and tutors in composition at Monash University.
He is currently a PhD Candidate at Melbourne University.

David has an international practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration for which he has won three Green Room Awards, a French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, a Highly Commended Paul Lowin Prize, a Mention at 36th Bourges International competition of electroacoustic music and electronic art, a Special mention in the X Media Forum, 31st International Film Festival, Moscow, the Medibank Private State and National Arts Awards and The Channel Ten National Young Achiever of the Year.

 David’s work has been appeared at Venice Biennale, Villa Medici Roma, Edinburgh and Melbourne Festivals, Moscow Museum of Art, ISCM World New Music Days, MONA FOMA, Danscenen Copenhagen, Monaco Dance Forum, Australian Centre for Photography and he has been performed and recorded by International Contemporary Ensemble, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Argonaut Ensemble, Arcko Symphonic Project, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Latitude 37 with Ashley Smith, Silo String Quartet, Atticus String Quartet, The Australian Ballet/Sonic Art Ensemble. He has collaborated with musicians Tristram Williams, Richard Haynes, Jennifer Chou, Mauricio Carrasco and Eric Lamb, soprano Jessica Aszodi,  poets Yves Bonnefoy, Anzhelina Polonskaya and Elizabeth Campbell, cross‐media artists Emmanuel Bernardoux, Boris Eldagsen, Natascha Stellmach, and Sharon Huebner, director Matthew Lutton, conductors Maxime Pascal, Eric Dudley and Timothy Phillips, choreographer Phillip Adams, choreovideographer Cazerine Barry, designers Studio Periscope, sound artists Myles Mumford and Jethro Woodward and producer Sarah Greentree.

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