Watch my interview with The German-Austrian composer Brigitta Muntendorf who has internalized referentiality as a compositional principle in her music (music to kin) and creates a multi-layered web of analog-digital modes of expression in her works. Her settings range from instrumental, choral, and orchestral music to trans-digital music/dance theater and 3D sound/AR installations. She established the concept of social composing, appeals to media sensuality, and collaborative forms of production in the form of a community of practice. She is the founder of Ensemble Garage, artistic director of the FMN Festival (FRAU MUSICA NOVA), and curates the music performances for the Next Level Festival for Games. Since 2018 she is also a professor of composition at the HfMT Cologne and director of the Institute for Contemporary Music.

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Watch my interview with Sydney-based composer Tristian Coelho on his piece “Rhythm City”. It is a multimedia piece for piano, live electronics, and video projection.

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Source: Screenshot from YouTube

Tristan graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006 with the University Medal and then went on to study at the Royal College of Music from 2007–2008 on a full scholarship. He has studied composition formally with Michael Smetanin, Damien Ricketson, Mary Finsterer, Trevor Pearce, and David Sawer, and piano with Stephanie McCallum. As a music educator, Tristan has taught the full spectrum of ages and abilities, writes works for student ensembles, and runs creative music workshops.

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Watch my interview with Australian-based new composer Brenda Gifford. She is is a Yuin classical composer, saxophonist, and pianist. She was a member of the Australian rock band Mixed Relations and is an archivist in the Indigenous Collection Branch of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. In her music, she mixes perspectives of contemporary western music, jazz, and storytelling of Australian indigenous peoples.

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Photo © Marissa McDowell for Sydney Living Museums

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Watch my interview with composer Pierre Jodlowski on his piece San Clemente. It is a multimedia music piece and documentary on the island San Clemente which now is a place of a luxury hotel but before was the largest psychiatric hospital in Italy, where all sorts of treatments — even the most dubious — were delivered.

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source: http://www.pierrejodlowski.com/

Pierre Jodlowski is a French composer, performer, and multimedia artist. His music, often marked by a high density, is at the crossroads of acoustic and electric sound and is characterized by the dramatic and political anchor. His work unfolds today in many areas: films, interactive installations, and staging. His works are performed in key places devoted to contemporary music in France, Europe, Canada, China, Corea, Japan and Taiwan, and the United States.

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Watch my interview with Australian-based contemporary music composer Fiona Hill. She is a composer specializing in electroacoustics and immersive sound. She composes for diverse settings (e.g. films, television, chamber music, orchestra, live performance, dance, theatre, and audiobooks) and integrates futuristic technologies, such as gestural control devices, with organic acoustic performance. Her works often explore the dichotomy of the natural and industrial worlds. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including an APRA AGSC Women in Screen Music mentorship with Elliott Wheeler (2019), APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund (2018), and Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Women Commission (2017).

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Selection of musical pieces composed by Fiona Hill

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Photo by Deep Hill Media

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