Category: Composers


_MG_1164.jpgAs an active composer, the work of Amadeus Julian Regucera (b.1984) engages with the embodied and acoustical energy of sound and its production, the erotics of performance, the musical vocabulary of popular music, and noise.

He has had the opportunity to present works at ManiFeste, the Festival Musica, Voix Nouvelles (France), the Resonant Bodies Festival and the SONiC Festival (New York), the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music as part of the American Composers Forum artist delegation, the Hong Kong Modern Academy, the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the Impuls Academy (Austria), June in Buffalo, the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts.

His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, JACK string quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Duo Cortona.

In addition to concert music, his practice intersects with visual and performance art, most notably in the piece Communication (2013), which was featured at the Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten in Graz, Austria as part of the group show Seelenwäsche and a collaboration for performer, Schlachtfeld (a) with choreographer Elysa Wendi.

Upcoming projects include a new piece for Ensemble Linea for the 2017 edition of the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, France and a new piece for bassoonist Adrian Morejon. Amadeus holds degrees in Music from the University of California, San Diego (B.A. 2006) and the University of California, Berkeley (PhD, 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Madelyn Byrne is a Professor of Music at Palomar College where she has been on the
faculty since 2000. She is an active composer of both acoustic and computer music.
Some recent pieces include The Decorah Eagle Violin Concerto (composed for Ulli
Reiner and the Palomar Symphony Orchestra), In A Winter Landscape (for bass flute and computer, commissioned and recorded by Peter Sheridan for MOVE Records), Arrival (computer music with video art by Lily Glass, recorded to DVD for Everglade Records), and Northern Flight (for piano and computer, recorded by Peter Gach for Innova Records).

Madelyn’s music has been presented in a variety of venues in Europe, Asia, Australia and
North America. Some recent performances include The New York City Electroacoustic
Music Festival, The Society of Composers, Inc. (National Conference), The International
Computer Music Conference, The Australasian Computer Music Conference, College
Music Society, and Electronic Music Midwest among others.
Madelyn completed her DMA in Composition at The Graduate Center in 1999. Her
composition teachers include Charles Dodge, John Corigliano, and David Olan. The
compositions for her dissertation were done while she was a guest composer at Columbia
University’s Computer Music Center.

nirmali-fennNirmali Fenn is a Sri Lankan-born Australian composer. She received her initial music education in Australia from the universities of New South Wales and Melbourne, graduating with high distinction. With the support of a prestigious Clarendon Fund Scholarship, she later read music at Oxford University, U.K. She has worked on the faculties of the University of Hong Kong, New York University, University of New South Wales and currently works at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

Nirmali’s music often involves a lot of theatre and she has collaborated with some of Asia’s most respected choreographers, such as Pun Siu Fai and Daniel Leung. Her collaboration with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company opened the 9th Guangdong Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China.

Nirmali has served as composer-in-residence at a number of major European festivals, most notably the Lakes District Summer Music Festival in the U.K. and the Saxophone Habanera Festival in Poitiers, France. Of the first performance of her song cycle Over Exposed at Abbaye Royaumont in Paris, Le Monde praised it as “standing out in the genre of ‘songs’ of today” and La Croix described it as “deeply moving”. Her compositions have been performed by the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Linea, the Kuss Quartet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tin Alley String Quartet, Sounds Underground, the Endymion Ensemble, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Concorde, the S.E.M Ensemble, Prague Modern and the Eastman Broadband Ensemble.

Through her music, Nirmali often challenges performers to ‘see’ with their ears and construct spatial ‘views’ of their surroundings. She believes that sound is one tool to give audiences the chance to experience the volume of the space in which they exist.

“Your music is like a work by a great artist. From every perspective, the proportions are perfect”
Wolfgang Rihm

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Marc Yeats

Composer and visual artist Marc Yeats has gained international renown over the last 20 years, through his works being commissioned and performed by world famous orchestras such as The Halle, London Sinfonietta, BBC and Tokyo City Philharmonic’s, New York Miniaturists Ensemble and many more. His work has often been featured in BBC broadcast commissions, as well as in Germany, US, New Zealand and elsewhere.

The chance to be one of just 10 participants at the famous Hoy Summer School introduced him to the legendary Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, who maintained a keen interest in Marc’s career up to his recent sad passing. Indeed, it was he who conducted Marc’s first commission for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the St Magnus Festival almost two decades ago.

Among his many compositions are: ‘I See Blue’ (his first orchestral work), ‘the round and square art of memory for piano and orchestra [BBC Philharmonic commission] and ‘My Blood Is As Red As Yours’ commissioned by The Halle to celebrate World Aids Day 2008.

Today, positioned as a leading contemporary composer, Marc is managed by Noel Music Management. He continues to expand his musical horizons in work with mobile technologies and in developing a range of asynchronous structures in his compositions.

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Krysztyna Eira wrote her first composition while walking to piano lessons at age 10. Her recent projects have included Synaesthesia – a live installation suite developed in collaboration with sculptor Velislav Georgiev (Omnibus Gallery, Ballan, 2014) and Nameless the Land Her Names – a performance soundscape exploring our relationship to the histories of the Land, for community voices, variable instrumentation, electronic sound surround, and guest artists including Vicki Couzens and Ron Murray (Ballan Feast 2012).

Krysztyna’s music explores boundary-crossing – between visual and aural, space and time, the transcendent and the mundane, and between performer, composer, and audience. She loves recursive and symbolic structures that develop through algorithms and other patterns. Her favourite speed is Very Slow.

Krysztyna also plays in various gamelan ensembles, at events including Festival of Slow Music (2014, 2015), and was one of the hundred percussionists in Pisaro’s a wave and waves(Melbourne Festival 2015, dir. Eugene Ughetti). She has an honours degree in music (medieval musicology) and a PhD in linguistics. In her spare time she is the community linguist at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.

You can find out more about Krysztyna at www.artsatlas.com.au/ceira

Luke Paulding

Luke Paulding

Born in the Middle East and raised in Melbourne, Luke Paulding is swiftly emerging as a prominent voice in Australia’s younger generation of composers.

Luke’s music has been performed and recorded throughout the UK, Ireland, France, the Middle East, Singapore and across much of Australia, by leading musicians and ensembles such as the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, ELISION Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble (France/Switzerland), ensemble interface(Germany), Aria Co., Quiver and Kupka’s Piano. He has received commissions from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ELISION Ensemble, Speak, Chamber Made Opera, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Victorian College of the Arts, the Musical Society of Victoria, and his music has featured at the Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Metropolis Festival, Totally Huge New Music Festival and Castlemaine Festival. Also a trained pianist and tubist, Luke is a founding member and co-director of new music ensemble, Quiver, dedicated to innovative performances of contemporary art music.

In addition to composing concert music, Luke is passionate about collaborations with other artists and organisations on theatre, film, mixed-media and experimental art projects, such as the Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Aphids, Theatreworks, and La Mama Theatre. His original music/sound-designs for theatre in particular are highly acclaimed and have attracted several Green Room Award nominations.

Luke has received support from the Australian Council for the Arts, the Cybec Foundation, Besen Family Foundation, IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts) and the Royaumont Foundation (France). His teachers have included Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, Brett Dean, Chris Dench and David Young. Luke is currently a Masters (Research) candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Luke is represented by the Australian Music Centre (http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/paulding-luke)

 

Sally Whitwell

Sally Whitwell

Award winning pianist Sally Whitwell maintains a busy freelance career as performer, conductor, composer and educator from her base in Sydney.

Sally’s most recent solo release All Imperfect Things; solo piano music of Michael Nyman won the 2013 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album as well as Best Engineer for ABC Classics very own tonmeister Virginia Read, the first time that a woman has ever won this award. Additionally, her debut album Mad Rush: solo piano music of Philip Glass won her the 2011 ARIA for Best Classical Album. Her sophomore album The Good, the Bad and the Awkward is a truly unique compilation of film music where she played not only piano but toy piano, harpsichord, recorder and melodica. Sally plans to record a fourth album in 2014 featuring her own compositions in the art song, choral and chamber music genres.

Recent solo concert appearances for Sally have included the world premiere of the Philip Glass Complete Piano Etudes for Perth International Arts Festival and Ten Tiny Dancers, an all-singing-all-playing-all-dancing cabaret piano recital for the Famous Spiegeltent season at Arts Centre Melbourne. In 2014, Sally will travel to Los Angeles and New York City to perform again with Philip Glass. She will also be touring extensively within Australia, including shows for Adelaide Fringe Festival, concerts at Riversdale for the Bundanon Trust and various trips to regional centres on the NSW South Coast and Byron Bay. As a vocal advocate for classical music by women composers, Sally is currently curating a chamber music concert series in her home town Canberra. In Her Shoes features music by women creatives across the centuries, which she’ll be performing with Acacia Quartet, cellist Sally Maer and soprano Nadia Piave.

Sally other great love is choral music. Currently she is a staff conductor and pianist for Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Children’s Choir with whom she has performed throughout Australia and in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has devised semi-theatrical choral shows for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Bel A Cappella and Door in the Wall, composed new works for (and with) Sydney Children’s Choir, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Woden Valley Youth Choir (ACT), St Ursula’s College Toowoomba (QLD) and had her choral works performed by Gondwana Choirs, Canberra Choral Society, Brisbane Birralee Voices, Moorambilla Voices, various ensembles from the Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education and Kompactus – Canberra’s Compact Chorus. She’s looking forward to presenting workshops on collaborative composition at the 2014 Queensland Choral Conference presented by Australian National Choral Association.

You can find Sally’s more personal bio here, follow her on facebook here, tweet her on twitter here, and tumble over her on tumblr here.

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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Luci Everett is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer creating for a variety of clients and studios. She loves working with paper, paint, flora, sunshine and coffee.

 
Luci Everett

Luci Everett

Artist Julian Maher is widely exhibited both in NZ and in the USA. She gained the Masters in Fine Art with Honours from Auckland University of Technology 2007. In 2003 she as runner up in the Mazda Emerging Artist of New Zealand and for the 5 last years has worked moving between New Zealand and the United States. During this time she participated in a number of Artist in Residence programs and collaborations. Her work is exhibited in galleries both in New Zealand and in the US .

To see her work and last collaboration view online at: http://fe29.com/artwork/