Tag Archive: Composer


Daniel Armstrong

Daniel Armstrong is a photo-media / installation artist and tertiary lecturer. His current research explores relationships between photography and astronomy with a specific interest in how scientific imaging both falters and succeeds at the edge of representation and relationships of the body to space and visualisation of the cosmos. He is also interested in the historical relationships between photography and astronomy, the lens and the telescope and the cultural and philosophical implications of these relationships.

In 2010 he composed and performed a series of installations for light, stained glass architecture and classical guitar; titled Sacred Heart; as part of the In Situ Inhabit project at the Abbotsford Convent.

In 2009 he undertook an Australia Council residency at the Lowell Astronomical Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
It was during this residency that his moving score was derived.

He lives in the rural Victoria where he spends his nights imaging the dark skies with homemade, primitive cameras and telescopes. He is currently undertaking a fine art PhD titled, The Heavens and The Heartbeat at RMIT University.

Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is a theatre director, and new media artist specialising in video installation. Her videos utilise time-lapse to explore rhythm and perception and she collaborates with other artists to produce process videos of their practice. She has had installations as part of the Gertrude projection festival (2009), Kodak Salon at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (2010) and earlier this year collaborated with tapestry artist Michelle Hamer on her show Dangling Carrots at Craft Victoria.

In 2003 Cat completed the Graduate Diploma of Dramatic art – Directing at the VCA. Since then she has worked as assistant director with Julian Meyrick for the MTC production The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson, and as director/dramaturg on several theatre productions including, Unholy Site, written and performed by Jacklyn Bassanelli, Still Waiting by Alexandra Collier and On intoxicated Ears written and performed by Alex Ben Mayor.

She was General Manager at Actors Centre Australia in Sydney for three years (2000 – 2003) During which time she was also co-producer for A Bit On The Side a monthly performance event for which she also worked as a writer and director for the one off theatre pieces created.

Amy Bastow Bio Pic2Amy Bastow (b. 1985) was born in a small rural town in outback Australia. Amy is a 1st class honours graduate and scholarship recipient from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Amy began her professional life as a classical musician and composer, writing music for many of the country’s leading professional ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet and The Song Company. Amy’s concert works premiered at many major events, festivals and venues throughout Australia and internationally, including the ISCM World New Music Days, the National Composers’ Forum, the Performing Australian Music Competition in London, the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Auckland Fringe Festival.

Amy now spends the majority of her time composing music for film, television and advertising. Amy is currently the composer for Channel 7′s drama “Winners and Losers” (series 3) and is also currently writing music for James Cameron’s latest 3D feature documentary, Deep Sea Challenge. Amy was a finalist for the APRA PDA Screen Music Award this year. Amy currently works from her studio in Melbourne and can be spotted scooting around the city on her little red Vespa!

Peter Joseph Head

Peter Joseph Head is a songwriter and composer. He studied music composition at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and the Kyoto City University of the Arts in Japan. He has written music in many genres and styles including indie & pop songs, experimental electronic music, contemporary art music and film scores. He posts songs to his “Status Update Songs” audioblog site and leads a band called the Actor Buddhists.

Kathryn Goldie

Kathryn Goldie is a writer and film-maker whose short films, short plays and video art have appeared at more than 50 festivals around the world. A graduate of VCA Film & TV, she is completing studies in screenwriting at RMIT.

Kathryn’s eighth short film, Bodysurfer, won Best Film and Best Drama at the 2013 RMIT Student Film Awards, and its script was commended in the 2010 Fellowship of Australian Writers’ National Literary Awards. Her 2008 short film, Steak, was funded through the then-Australian Film Commission’s Raw Nerve initiative, was a finalist in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s City of Melbourne Awards and won Best Narrative in the 2011 RMIT Student Film Awards. 2007’s Duck Soup has screened at festivals from Munich to Mumbai and San Francisco to Sydney (where it garnered an audience choice award), as well as in many less alliterative places in-between.

Kathryn’s short play The Kind of Man was a popular finalist at Short + Sweet Melbourne 2011, a festival for which she has also directed. Her other short plays, including A Matter of Taste andSensitivity, have been performed in Melbourne, Sydney and country New South Wales.

In June/July 2013, Kathryn was Artist-in-Residence at Footscray’s Colour Box Studio. She is currently writing a children’s novel, a comedy webseries and a Midsumma theatre show, which she will direct. She’s delighted that Cubular Oceans, shot in South Korea, is making its way around the globe with Moving Scores.

 

 

Alison and I embarking on a much less ambitious multi-media project.

Alison is not only a contributing composer and artist for Moving Scores, she’s also my tech-guru and collaborator on this project. We’ve been friends with artistic intentions for years now, and it’s very exciting to finally collaborate!

Alison Bennett is a visual artist investigating the theme of ‘negotiated inhabitation’. She holds a BA (visual arts) majoring in photography from the UNSW College of Fine Arts and a research Master of Fine Arts from Monash University. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Cavity’ at Horsham Regional Art Gallery January – March 2009, supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; the ‘to occupy’ series at the Vivid National Photography Festival in Canberra August 2008, featured in the November 2008 issue of Indesign magazine and reviewed in issue 2.2 of Un magazine; ‘Verticalism: gothic ceilings’ reviewed in issue#24 of Artichoke magazine; ‘In Ruins’ exhibited at Platform2 featured on the cover of Arena magazine #78 and ANTIthesis journal #17; ‘Woolsheds and Shearers’ Quarters’ reviewed by Philip Drew in Indesign #24; and ‘Inside Hill End’ reviewed by Charles Rice in Architecture Australia July 2004. Robert Nelson, reviewing ‘Making Hay’ in The Age 15 Nov 2006, compared her work to that of Walker Evans. She curated the group exhibition ‘Frames of Reference’ for Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 2005 and has works in the collections of the National Museum of Australia, the Historic Houses Trust of NSW and the City of Geelong.
In addition to her visual arts practice, Alison also works as a scene photographer for a weekly street press newspaper and sometimes teaches digital imaging and screen culture at Deakin University and NMIT in Melbourne.

Alison Bennett.