Kirsten Milenko (b.1993) is an Australian-Russian composer, writer and sound artist currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both her concert music and electroacoustic work grounds inspiration on structures found within environmental cycles, architecture, literature, philosophy, fable, and other performance art mediums. Milenko has worked with musicians, choreographers, film directors and installation artists within Australia, Europe and the United States. Her single Ex Aere released in December 2017; the full album Caeli is scheduled for release in July 2018.
Currently she studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with composers Niels Rosing-Schow and Simon Løffler after having studied with Liza Lim, Natasha Anderson, Ursula Caporali and Rosalind Page during her Bachelor’s degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she is a recipient of the Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize.
Composer website: https://www.kirstenmilenko.com/
Symphony d’aere, for Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Solo Violin.
Plastic pollution had, for a long time, seemed distant. An unravelling reality that I had never been directly effected by. It is a problem that I and many people around the world am deeply concerned about, and yet like others I had not seen the scope of how affected our world has already become. We are part of our environment, completely inseparable from its flux and its flow.
Symphony d’aere traces movements movements within the environment – as substances of both natural and manufactured origin interact, observing patterns of interaction between one singular perspective and its surrounds.
Featured in Concerto Waves, June 2018
Ex Aere, for Electronics, Soprano, Double Bass.
An analysis of light movement, this piece was performed at the City Recital Hall in July 2017 in tandem with the Unashamedly Original Computer Music Festival. It is one track on the upcoming album ‘Caeli’ which releases in September 2018 after its multistage release in Australia, Denmark and Lithuania.
Featured in Stillness Waves, September 2018