Vincent Giles


Vincent Giles is a composer who creates works for concert halls, galleries, theatre, the outdoors, lounge rooms, etc. that are strongly influenced by the natural world, science and mathematics, and limitations, and strives for unity between material and form. Recent work includes a solo baroque violin piece premiered at Darmstadt Ferienkurse für neue Musik, Germany, by Elizabeth Welsh, a work for solo low woodwind recorded by Brigid Burke, and a saxophone duo toured through South-East Asia commissioned by Halfsound Duo. Future work includes a commission for ensemble Katapult. Vincent is the associate Artistic Director of the Tilde New Music Festival, teaches composition at the Australian Institute of Music, is represented by the Australian Music Centre, and is both published by and on the review panel of Wirripang.

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End to Reattain, Violin and Live Electronics.

A structured improvisation composed for my good friend Lizzy Welsh at short notice for the 2016 Tilde New Music Festival. The work is built around Lizzy’s particular approach to violin performance, and plays with the idea of memory and retention of information through the re-presentation in electronically manipulated ways, of the violin. The title is an anagram of “Data Retention”, a strong political topic world-wide at the time of composition. This live recording was engineered and mixed by Kevan Atkins.

Featured in Duo Waves December 2016