Lisa Illean


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 and Cafe Oto. She has recently worked with BBC, Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Scordatura Ensemble and Ensemble Offspring, and has made site-specific sound pieces for the Arts Centre, Melbourne, and the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

Lisa is completing doctoral research at the Royal College of Music as a Soiree d’Or scholar, where she is also supported by a Rae and Edith Bennett fellowship (2017-19). Recent work has been made with the generous assistance of Australia Council for the Arts, the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund and the Royal Philharmonic Society*. With the generous support of Australia Council for the Arts she is currently working on a set of pieces for voice and electronics with soprano Juliet Fraser.

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Lisa was featured in Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast, Episode 21, 2016.