Lisa Cheney is an Australian composer, orchestrator and arranger based in Melbourne. She has had works performed by The Australian Voices, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, Syzygy and The Australian Ballet. In 2008 and 2013 Cheney graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Music in Composition, mentored by Gerard Brophy, Dr. Gerardo Dirie and Dr. Brydie Bartleet at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She is the founder of the Brisbane Composers’ Forum and runs a twitter channel called ‘Women Composers’, dedicated to the promotion of works by female composers worldwide. Cheney is currently a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, supervised by Dr. Elliot Gyger and Dr. Stuart Greenbaum.
Peggy Polias is a composer and music copyist based in Sydney. She prepares scores, instrumental parts and other print music materials for some of Australia’s leading composers. Polias has also worked for the Australian Music Centre and assisted with the start-up of publishing label Wildbird Music. In 2010 she graduated with a Master of Music (Composition), supervised by Professor Anne Boyd at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Mark Wolf is a composer of concert and film music based in Brisbane. In the pursuit of presenting temporally obscure musical experiences, his artistic vision is being realised through the translation of architectural ‘space’ into musical ‘time’ mirroring the unconventional spatial design qualities expressed in a cutting edge contemporary architecture. Wolf was recently announced the winner in the solo category of the 2017 Flute New Music Consortium Composition Competition for his solo flute piece Hamarøy Troll. He was also the winner of the 2015 ICon Arts International Composition Competition for his Second String Quartet “The Flying Roof”. Recent projects include an extended solo work for Anthony Zatorski entitled Plato’s Cave in Concrete, scored for baritone voice, toy piano, melodica and electronics. Part One received its première at Anthony’s ‘Set in Stone’ concert in Adelaide. Spiral Spring for chamber orchestra to be premièred by players of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in November 2017; and Rubin’s Vase for Ensemble Móbile commissioned by Núcleo Música Nova, and performed at the IV Bienal Música Hoje, Brazil, 2017.
Timeline: September, 2017 – Present
Marlēné Radice is a Melbourne based composer who specialises in notated electroacoustic composition. Marlēné’s music has been performed and recorded by the Sonic.Art Quartet, COUP Melbourne, Feminatronic and her electronic duo Erwartung. She has been commissioned as sound designer and composer for Canberra’s National Museum of Australia in 2017 and Questacon in 2013. Marlēné completed a double degree in Music and Arts (Italian) at the Australian National University. In 2016 she completed her Honours in Composition at Monash University with Prof Mary Finsterer. Marlene Claudine Radice Soundcloud
Timeline: September, 2016 – Present
Angus Baxter is a composer of orchestral, chamber and electronic music. Having experienced a lifelong passion for the mysteries of the distant past, Angus initially trained as an archeologist. After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Music) at the University of Sydney in 2015, Angus moved to Melbourne to take up graduate study in composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where he is currently enrolled. Angus Baxter Soundcloud
Timeline: May – October, 2016