Past Composers

Find out more about each of the composers featured in past Making Waves playlists.

Lindsay Vickery

Biography Lindsay Vickery has been active as a composer and performer across Europe, the USA and Asia since 1986. His music includes works for acoustic and electronic instruments in interactive-electronic, improvised or fully notated settings, ranging from solo pieces to opera. He has been commissioned by numerous groups for concert, dance and theatre. He was a … Continue reading Lindsay Vickery

Lisa Illean

Biography Lisa Illean is an Australian composer of acoustic and acousmatic music, living and working in London. Works span pieces written for orchestra to those commissioned for new, prepared or adapted instruments, and sound works conceived for unique spaces. Her ensemble works have been performed internationally in venues ranging from Royal Festival Hall to Carriageworks … Continue reading Lisa Illean

Rachel Bruerville

Biography Adelaide-based Rachel Bruerville is a composer, arranger, cellist, singer, and writer, currently studying her Honours year in composition at the Elder Conservatorium with Dr Anne Cawrse. Rachel’s main performing activity is in her role as a core member of the Adelaide Chamber Singers, as well as playing cello in various theatre pits, and with … Continue reading Rachel Bruerville

Mark Oliveiro

Biography Mark Oliveiro (b. 1983), a Sydney native and Doctoral graduate from the University of North Texas, is a composer with diverse extra-musical interests. Whilst notions of narrative, programme and theatre, have always been a stoic component of his music, Oliveiro offers an exploration of the quintessence of ceremony inherent in all human expression. An … Continue reading Mark Oliveiro

Jakub Jankowski

Biography Jakub Jankowski is an Adelaide based composer of concert music and holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Composition from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Jakub’s music has been featured at a number of festivals and concert series, including the Adelaide International Cello Festival (2014), the Evenings at Elder Hall Concert Series (2015) … Continue reading Jakub Jankowski

Evan Lawson

Biography Evan Lawson (b.1989) is one of Australia’s leading emerging artists, working at the forefront of contemporary culture as composer, curator and conductor. Hailed by Alexandra Mathew in Limelight Magazine that “his conducting was superb, rhythmic, precise, and expressive…his whole stance was like that of a dance,” Evan graduated from the Victorian College of the … Continue reading Evan Lawson

Annie Pirotta

Biography Annie Pirotta is a young composer with a passion for classical music, jazz and all things in between. Described as “theatrical” and “engaging”, Annie pours her spirit into her musical works and writing style to maintain a diverse portfolio. Her composition influences include Danny Elfman, Phillip Harper and Michael Giacchino. Annie also enjoys playing … Continue reading Annie Pirotta