Diana Blom


Diana Blom teaches music at Western Sydney University, where she is Associate Professor. A composer and pianist, she undertakes research into response to music, tertiary music teaching (collaboration, assessment, interpretation), the artist as academic and research drawn from practice-led methodologies. Articles have been published in several journals including the Psychology of Music, British Journal of Music Education and the International Journal of Music Education. Blom lived in Hong Kong and Malaysia for seven years and the sounds of these countries are found in some of her music; she also has an interest in Australian and New Zealand writers and has set to music words of several writers. She is co-author of Music Composition Toolbox, a composition textbook published by Science Press and her music is published as scores and on CDs by Wirripang Pty. Ltd. and Orpheus Music.

Composer website: dianablom.com


Into the Sun, Viola and piano.

Into the Sun, written for Dawn Bennett, was the trigger for a project of new works for viola and piano, Australia East and West. The music draws together several influences – progressive rock’s driving, changing metres, an unpublished Blom song, one aspect from Brahms’s Sonatensatz, the initials of the violist and the composer – into a multi-section work.

Featured in Duo Waves December 2016