Andrew Aronowicz

Biography

Andrew Aronowicz is a passionate writer of music and words, fast developing recognition as a promising young musical mind in the Australian classical music scene. He has composed for a number of major ensembles and performers, and has had music broadcast around Australia on 3MBS Fine Music and ABC Classic FM.

In 2014, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra premiered his work Strange Alchemy, commissioned through the Cybec Foundation, at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Metropolis Festival. He was also selected as a composer for Speak Percussion’s Emerging Artists program, and was commissioned to write a work for percussionists at the Australian National Academy of Music as part of the Arts Centre Melbourne’s 5x5x5 project.

This year in 2015, Andrew is engaged to compose works for some of Melbourne’s most exciting contemporary music ensembles, including Syzygy, Plexus and Forest Collective. He is also a recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant.


Composer website:  https://soundcloud.com/andrew-aronowicz


Featured Works

Trio, for flute, viola and harp. 1. Green Language, 2. Hollow Earth, 3. Of the Spheres

The Trio for flute, viola and harp is in three distinct movements, each intended as a musical moment like the delicate interiors of finely crafted music boxes. Like these constantly revolving figures or scenes, the music depicts songbirds, scurrying insects, and golden solar systems.

Featured in Playlist 5: Nature Waves, 31/5/2015


Admitting the Passage of Light, for string quartet.

Featured in Playlist 8: String Waves, 31/08/2015


Weird, a song cycle in 2 parts, for soprano and mixed ensemble.

Witches are twisted, sometimes beautiful, women who seduce and deceive great men with the power to divine their futures. This piece reverses the tale, to look more closely at the archetypal figures that usually operate as minor antagonists in fairy stories. This piece sets to music an original poem by musician and writer, Naomi Johnson.

Featured in Vocal Waves (September 2017).