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The Cybec Foundation

21st Century Composers Program 2007

 

Anne Cawrse

Julian Langdon

 

Anne Cawrse

3.5.2007

Anne Cawrse

Anne Cawrse

(b. 1981) is a composer and music teacher based in Adelaide. She holds a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in Composition and a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and History from Adelaide University. Currently, she is studying under Dr Graeme Koehne for her PhD in Composition. Anne's compositions have been performed by many of Adelaide's leading ensembles and performers, both in South Australia, interstate and overseas. Anne has been awarded many university prizes for composition, and currently holds an Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship. Other works of Anne's have been performed by the Elder Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Elder New Music Ensemble, the Zephyr Quartet, Eve Vocal Trio, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Elder Brass Ensemble, Musaic Vocal Company, pianist Leigh Harrold, guitarist Alex Tsiboulski, cellist Hilary Kleinig, and soprano Emma Horwood. Anne has had works performed in the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Barossa International Music Festival, and the 2001 St Magnus Festival in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. In 2002 and 2003 Anne was selected to have her pieces workshopped by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of their composer development sessions. Two of her songs, 'Echo' and 'Song' feature on Muse, the second CD by Adelaide vocal trio, Eve. In 2006, Anne attended the composition sessions of the National Music Camp, working with dancers and choreographers from the Australian Ballet to create a new work, 'FourTune' with choreographer Paul Knobloch. After it's musical premier in Canberra, the work featured as part of the Australian Ballet's 'Bodytorque- Face The Music' concert in Sydney, with music performed by the Sonic Art Ensemble and conducted by Nicollette Frallion. Most recently, Anne has held the AYO/NIDA Composition Fellowship, writing music for NIDA's 2006 production of 'Romeo and Juliet', directed by Gale Edwards. In 2007 Anne was commissioned to write a piece for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program 2006-07. Her composition Musaic was performed during the 2007 Metropolis Series, and was received with great enthusiasm.

 

Julian Langdon

3.5.2007

Julian Langdon

Julian Langdon studied composition and improvisation at Box Hill College of Music and is currently studying Practical Composition at the Victorian College of the Arts. His compositional style involves mixing of genre, sonority and context. He is committed to the creation of new concert works as well as the exploration of works within cross-art and multimedia

Julian has worked and studied with many Australian and International musical figures including Mark Pollard, Jo Selleck, Michael Keiren Harvey, Kate Neale, George Papanicolaou, Larry Polanski (USA), Peter Neville, Julian Yu, Christopher Young (USA), and Brenton Broadstock.

Julian has been successful as a composer through many performances of his concert and cross-art works, including film, theatre and dance. He has also been the recipient of many achievement awards. In 2005 Julian was awarded The Spivakovsky Scholarship for a commissioned vocal work which he based on the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. Early in 2006 he was given the opportunity, through the Australian Youth Orchestra, to work with Nicolette Fraillon and Sonic Art Ensemble in a performance series with the Australian Ballet entitled Bodytorque. Most recently, Julian was commissioned to write a piece for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program 2006-07. His composition Visions from Holographic Space was performed during the 2007 Metropolis Series.

 

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