Felicity Wilcox is an interdisciplinary composer whose considerable output encompasses concert music, music for film, theatre, installations, events, dance, radio, and band projects. She was awarded a PhD in Composition from Sydney Conservatorium in 2013, and has received many commissions for new music ensembles and festivals including Decibel, Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, Halcyon Ensemble, Sydney Symphony Fellows, Australia Piano Quartet, and Vivid Sydney.
Felicity’s successful career as a professional screen composer informs her practice-based research in concert music for combined media. Under the alias Felicity Fox, she has over sixty screen credits, has received multiple ARIA, AFI and APRA/AGSC awards and nominations, and has contributed to many award-winning film and television productions. Her compositions have been performed across Australia, and broadcast nationally and internationally on radio, television, and in major film festivals. Felicity currently lectures in composition for the moving image at Sydney Conservatorium and is a Director of the Australian Screen Composers’ Guild.
Composer website: www.felicityfox.com.au
The Sculptor’s Mallet (a clot of light), for guitars, drones and field recordings.
The Sculptor’s Mallet (a clot of light) is a video/sound work I made in collaboration with visual artist Natasha Dusenjko for her installation New Forms, 2014.
It refers to the celebrated Romanian sculptor, Brancusi, on whose oeuvre Dusenjko based this installation. The distorted electric guitar of John Encarnacao appears in dialogue with traditional Eastern European folk music (the pulsating rhythms of the Moldavian band Csango, recorded live in Budapest), to reflect the influence of punk rock on Dusenjko’s work, and the Eastern European heritage she shares with Brancusi. I collaborated on the sound design with both Encarnacao and Dusenjko; drones, extensive noise sculpting and digital signal processing extending the parameters of these two contrasting live recordings.
Featured in Immersive Waves (1/02/2016).
Felicity Wilcox was interviewed for the Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast, Episode 23, 21/07/17.