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'Hemispheres' album release

The debut album 'Hemispheres' from 'Au Revoir Hands' (Anthony Lyons & Emily Williams) is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp!! Hemispheres is due for full release November 12. Available as digital download and on vinyl limited edition. Very excited to let this out into the world. “Fusing sounds from the cello, buchla easel synth, beats and samples ‘Au Revoir Hands’ explore the worlds of experimental ambient pop and post-minimal electronics. Fragments, clicks and cuts sit alongside lush cello and analog synth lines. Neo-classical electronic music meets avant-pop.”

ASRA 2021 Conference

Interesting discussions on a range of topics around the 2021 ASRA Conference theme of Survival & Revival. Dr Anthony Lyons and Dr Heather Gaunt discuss the Living Instruments project and how the Grainger Museum instrument collection is being digitised through a process of creative engagement.

Aug27

Australian Voices

Chisholm St., Chisholm Street, Ballarat

Friday 27th August 6pm-7pm AEST Saturday 28th August 1pm-2pm AEST

TO BE RESCHEDULED (covid) - New dates soon!

Chisholm St: Australian Voices features contemporary chamber music by Anthony Lyons (Newstead composer)/Nathan Curnow (poetry) and Amadis Lacheta (Metcalf composer), and an all-Ballarat collective of musicians including Bronwyn Blaiklock (piano), Sharon Turvey (voice), Elena Polevaya (cello) and Sarah Goodbourn (flute).

Also featured is poet, Megan J Riedl, who will enthrall you with her intimate and powerful voice.

You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice to enjoy afterward; other refreshments are included in the ticket price. Please bring warm clothes as the performance space is partially open to an undercover deck. There is heating, but you never can be too sure in Ballarat...

To suit the current lockdown restrictions, inside seating is capped at just 10, and you will need to sanitise prior to entry and wear a mask, unless an exemption applies. Chisholm St. is a registered venue, and as such, all attendees will need to check in to the QR App. Naturally, we are all at the whims of covid and may need to postpone this series. If this eventuates, be assured that Bronwyn is committed to rescheduling, transferring your ticket to another Chisholm St series, or offering a full refund.

$32

Au Revoir Hands - 'Submerge' single release

'Submerge' is the first track release from 'Au Revoir Hands' forthcoming album 'Hemispheres'. A lush world of glitched beats, cello, moog synth and buchla easel sit alongside gritty fragments of noise, broken and reframed samples of voice, viola da gamba and harp.

Available from all download and streaming platforms from 27th August!!

Including Bandcamp: https://aurevoirhands.bandcamp.com/

Au Revoir Hands + Louise Terra

The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, 21 Walker Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450

To be rescheduled (Covid!)

Au Revoir Hands play the Bridge Hotel Castlemaine with Louise Terra on Thursday 22nd July. It's Free! So come on down for dinner, drinks, cosy vibes and music!

AU REVOIR HANDS @ 8PM

LOUISE TERRA @ 9PM

Au Revoir Hands are Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams. Amplified effected cello, buchla music easel synth, beats and samples they explore the worlds of experimental ambient pop and post-minimal electronics.

Multidisciplinary artist and music producer Louise Terra carves a ubiquitous sound and style of electronic music. Taking cues from left-field electronica, dream pop and images from her psyche, each song Louise produces is a world gravitating towards the surreal and the sacred.

Au Revoir Hands + Night Diver *** To be RESCHEDULED (covid!) ****

The Avalon, DOWNSTAIRS Avalon, 18 Katoomba St,, Katoomba, NSW

To Be RESCHEDULED due to covid

Please Join us downstairs at the Avalon in Katoomba as part of the very special 'Afternoon Delights' Series. "With most of the shows SOLD OUT it's a top tip to BOOK EARLY if you hope to attend some of these intimate events. Our bottom line guarantee of return is in the rich experiences. Every week we are treated to some of the finest music this country has to offer."

1st Set - Night Diver A solo music project of Cellist Emily Williams. The music is immersive, melodic, soundscapes and meditative drones with her main instrument at the centre, augmented by sampled sounds of percussive glass, steel and kinetic toys.

2nd Set - Au Revoir Hands: Electronic new classical duo with Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams. Incorporating cello, buchla music easel synth, beats and samples they explore the worlds of experimental ambient pop and post-minimal electronics. Their music is richly textured and sonically unique with fragments, clicks and cuts sitting alongside effected cello and analog synth lines. They bring a raw expressiveness and live energy to their sound as they move between electronic atmospheres to driving rhythms made of loops, samples & glitched-out drum machines.

$35

Mara Korper

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Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street , St Kilda VIC 3182 Australia

An exciting, feminist sci-fi theatrical experience, MARA KORPER is set in a futuristic world where gender is obsolete and the flesh must remain whole.

This brilliant and terrifying new theatrical work explores themes of extremism, gender and body image in a dystopian future, picking up where Orwell and Huxley left off.

Fusing experimental sound and technology with absurdist expressionism, MARA KORPER is on the cutting edge of experimental feminist theatre.

Written & Directed by: Jayde Kirchert Composer: Anthony Lyons

Tickets and further details: https://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/mara-korper/

Melbourne Knowledge Week: Living Instruments

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Melbourne Connect Hub, Corner Grattan and Swanston Streets, Carlton, VIC, 3053, Melbourne

How might digital instrument collections influence the future of music and sound-making?

The Grainger Museum is transforming historically rare and unique instruments into interactive and playable virtual instruments. The Living Instruments project – a collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Melbourne eResearch Group, School of Computing & Information Systems – involves mapping real instruments (by sampling their sound) to new tactile digital interfaces that anyone can use.

During this official launch of the Living Instruments digital platform, learn about the preservation practices and cultural value of the Grainger Museum’s remarkable musical instrument collection. Experts who have contributed to the project will share insights about playing, composing and curating the instruments, through to research and software development.

After the discussion, discover and interact with the playable virtual instruments first-hand. Speakers: Dr Anthony Lyons, Dr Heather Gaunt, Abdul Rehman Mohammad

Free

The music of the V/line train and Calder Fwy trip, once so familiar yet made almost a memory in the events of 2020, will be brought back to life in a live performance of new music for piano, cello and electronics. Featuring pianist Josh Cohen who has garnered millions of YouTube views for his meditative and highly improvised approach to playing will be joined by Sydney based cellist Emily Williams and electronic composers and Newstead sound producers Aimee Chapman and Anthony Lyons in a mesmerising musical observation of Coming Home

RECENT EVENTS

5th-6th November (2021) - Australian Voices - Concert at Chisholm St, Ballarat.

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12th - 22nd May (2021) - Mara Korper - Theatre Works, St. Kilda, Melbourne.

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29th April (2021) - Living Instruments: preserving old and rare instruments by creating their digital twins - A presentation for Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Connect Hub, Science Gallery.

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27th February (2021) - Coming Home - Audiovisual performance at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine.

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2nd December (2020) - MPavilion performance - Isolation Improvisation Collective

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16th November (2020) - Telematic Music - Isolation Improvisation Collective (IIC) album & book release. Available through 'Nice Music' here.

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3-5 Sept. (2020) - International Conference on the Inclusive Museum - Presentation 'Composing the Museum', Lisbon, Portugal - delivered virtually.

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10th July (2020) - StayHomeSounds Remixing the global lockdown - Album release w/ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK. Get album here

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2nd June (2020) - Make it up Club w/ Islolation Improvisation Collective, Online Concert #11

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9th November (2019) - Mara KORPER @ La Mamma Courthouse, Carlton, Melbourne.

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 26th September (2019) - Turning Circles, performance with Syzygy Ensemble, @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne.

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15th August (2019) - Home is Inside Us, West Projections Festival, Performance @ Kindred Studios, Melbourne.

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1st August (2019) - Fabric Culture exhibition performance @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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1st July (2019) - Space is the Place project launch @ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK.

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16th-23rd June (2019) - New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival & International Computer Music Conference - Audiovisual Installation work 'Complementary Halves' shown at NYU, New York City, United States.

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9th May (2019) - How it Plays: Innovations in Percussion - exhibition opening. Exhibition continues at the Grainger Museum until Dec. 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

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27th November (2018) - Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival screenings of the audiovisual work Dreams of Plants (Lyons/Fletcher), Porto Planetarium, Porto, Portugal.

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26th November (2018) - Sounding Nature - launch of Cities and Memory project of recorded and re-imagined sounds of the natural world including Traces, Patterns, Calls (A.Lyons). Oxford, UK.

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14th November (2018) - IMPA TV - Anthony Lyons & Emily Williams - Live at Islington Mill Attic video recording released. Watch here.

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26th September (2018) iMPA TV - live video performance Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams, Manchester, UK.

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10th September (2018) iC Sing on the Cake - new work & performance, buchla easel and electronics, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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9th September (2018) Monuments - synth performance with the New Music Studio, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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5th July (2018) Narratives of Climate Change Short Film Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia.

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4th July (2018) Jibber Jabber Sound Club, CASPA Castlemaine - performance on Buchla Music Easel.

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24th May (2018) 12th FullDome Festival, Zeiss-Planetarium, Jenna, Germany.

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16th May (2018) Synthi 100 Live - globally streamed performance on the EMS Synthi 100, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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10th May (2018) Pagan Dances - with Syzygy Ensemble - Melbourne Recital Centre.

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28th April (2018) Small and Loud - The Channel, The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

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1st-6th Dec. (2017) Matera Intermedia Festival - audiovisual, electroacoustic and digital arts festival, Matera, Italy.

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29th Nov. (2017) Abstract Heterotopias - Melbourne Planetarium, Spotswood.

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10th-12th Nov. (2017) Sound-Image Colloquium: Exploring Audiovisual Practice, University of Greenwich, London.

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28th Oct. (2017) Resonating Spaces: Rarotonga Reimagined - performance and installation at Punanga Nui, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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7th Oct. (2017) Node 0: Lounge Beats - performance event at Grant Street Theatre, Melbourne.

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7th & 8th September (2017) Reconfiguring Orpheus - performance at the Meat Market, North Melbourne.

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18th August (2017) Sound and Image of Future Landscape - An installation exhibition, opening at the On-Air Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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17th August (2017) Sound, Design and Animation - a talk given at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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2nd August (2017) Synthi 100 - In Concert, performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank, Melbourne.

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27th July (2017) Percy Grainger: Freedom as_, with Liquid Architecture, sound sculpture installation @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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9th June (2017) Sounding Out Love: Art of Emotion - published in the Australian Research Council's Blog for the Histories of Emotion.

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27th May (2017) Love Remixed - Grant Street Theatre, Southbank, Melbourne

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30th April (2017) Elbow Room Concert - Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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26th April (2017) Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love. Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne.

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8th March (2017) Sacred Spaces Album Launch. Album available here

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13th February (2017) Sacred Spaces Project Launch @ Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

http://citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces/

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14th September (2016) CO+LAB performance @ Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.

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9th June (2016) CHE blog: 'An Engagement with the Emotional Life of Objects exhibition', published here.

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26th May (2016) Node 0: The Beats Project, performance @ Lionel's Lounge / Grant Street Theatre, Southbank.

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11-14 May (2016) The Emotional Life of Objects, exhibition & new audio works. George Paton Gallery. Melbourne.

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30th April (2016) Resonance FM 104.4 (UK) broadcast of the Prison Songs project. London.

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25th April (2016) Prison Songs launch with Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

www.citiesandmemory.com/projects/prisonsongs/

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28th Feb. (2016) Move Records CD Launch, with Michael Kieran Harvey. Eaglemont, Melbourne.

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5th Feb. (2016) Cities and Memory: Dada Sounds launch. Oxford, UK.

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23-24th Jan. (2016) Tilde New Music Festival - performance and installation, Arts Centre, Testing Grounds, AIM, Melbourne.

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21st Nov. (2015) Elbow Room Concert, Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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17th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Electroacoustic Concert, Ravel Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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17th Oct. (2015) Punanga Nui Market installation & performance. Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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16th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Exposició Sonora, Theatre Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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25th July (2015) Melbourne Composers Concert Series, Victorian Flute Guild, MLC, Kew.

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22nd May (2015) Node Zero (0.1) Concert, The HUB, VCA, University of Melbourne.

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12th April (2015) Elbow Room Concert, MCL, Montslavat.

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20th March (2015) DDCA Symposium. The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research. Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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24th Jan. (2015) Tilde New Music Festival.

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16th Nov. Songs from my Suitcase. Kew Court House concert.

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2nd Nov. Bleedthrough Concert. Oratory, Abbotsford.

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17th Oct. NODE Zero concert, Southbank, Melbourne

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9th-11th July. ACMC 60x60 Concert. VCA Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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17th Nov.  4ZZZ Brisbane. Broadcast of Amy Tinderbox's radio piece exploring collaborative processes behind the Pure Poetry Project

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9th Nov. Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC. Pure Poetry Project concert

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13th Oct. osh10 CD launch at the Empress, Melbourne

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12th Aug. Performance of Trace Elements I-II for piano/electronics with Michael Kieran Harvey at the State Theatre Centre, Perth, WA (ICMC/Totally Huge New Music Festival)

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28th Feb. Tinderbox Radio - live to air Ballarat

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24th Jan. Strings recording with osh10 at Atlantis Sound

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1-8 Dec. Bach/Lyons recording, Copenhagen, Denmark

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29 Nov. Performance of solo cello works at the Malaysian Composers Concert Series, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia

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8-30 Nov. Residency at La Muse, Labastide, France

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30 Sept. Astra Spring Piano Series, Concert #1, Fitzroy, Melbourne

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6-17 Sept. Japan Tour

 

7th Sept. Headpower, Shinjuku, Tokyo

8th Sept. Waver, Nishi-Ogikubo, Tokyo

9th Sept. Fushimi, Nagoya

12th Sept. Urbanguild, Kyoto

13th Sept. Vi-code, Osaka

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19-23 July. W.A Tour with osh10

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29 March. Atlantis Studios. String Quartet recording

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23-27 Feb. Lifschitz/Lyons piano recording

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16th Jan. Featured composer on the the 'Australian Sounds' program on Radio 3MBS FM

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26th Sept. The Bach/Lyons Project perform @ Literaturhaus, Copenhagen

Compositions and collaborations between Anthony Lyons and Anders Bach were performed beautifully by the musicians of the Bach/Lyons Project at Literaturhaus, Copenhagen - a very special evening!

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19th Sept. @ Melbourne Recital Centre new work for orchestra premiered

The premiere of Quelques Cercles for orchestra went really well at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Conductor Michael Thomas did a great job preparing the orchestra for the night which also included works by Bartok and de Falla.

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Anthony Lyons - biography

 

Anthony Lyons is a composer, sound artist and musician whose practice is an interdisciplinary one traversing performance, production, moving image and installation. His creative output includes works for orchestra, bands, electronic performance, installation, planetarium domes and hybrid-arts projects. He studied composition under composers Mark Pollard, Julian Yu and Stuart Greenbaum at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. He has also spent time at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique) in Paris studying electronic music.

Anthony has had compositions performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia and internationally. His compositional style pursues beauty of line, sonority and site-specific context, drawing from both popular and art music traditions. Electronic and sampled elements are a feature of many of his compositions and reveal an interest in pulse, loop-based structures, drones, glitch and microsound elements. He embraces multiple modes of making and is drawn to the inner worlds of sound and connections to memory, sonority and place. As an active researcher and performer of electronic and electroacoustic composition, his work has been featured in festivals and conferences such as the Matera Intermedia Digital Arts Festival in Italy, the Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival in Portugal, the Zèppelin Ars Electroacustica in Spain, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the ICMC International Computer Music Conference.

Collaboration is a frequent part of the creative output of Anthony. He has collaborated extensively with Victorian regional poets as part of the Pure Poetry Project working closely with acclaimed poet Nathan Curnow. Audio-visual and installation collaborations with animator Paul Fletcher have been exhibited internationally including Australia, Singapore, Germany, Portugal and the UK. Other collaborative highlights include the electroacoustic compositions of the Bach/Lyons Project performed in Denmark, and the piano/electronics work Trace Elements devised and performed with Sonya Lifschitz at Melbourne’s ASTRA chamber music concert series as well as with Michael Kieran Harvey at the ICMC/Totally Huge New Music Festival. Anthony has performed with Australia’s regarded Syzygy Ensemble and has collaborated and performed with the MCM New Music Studio, including composing and performing on the rare EMS Synthi 100 synthesiser at the Melbourne Recital Centre. In his duo project Au Revoir Hands with cellist Emily Williams he plays the Buchla Easel synthesiser and electronics, having recently performed live on IMPA Tv in Manchester.

Anthony has been a contributor and reviewer for the Australian Music Centre’s online journal Resonate. He has worked with a number of arts, cultural and festival bodies including the Tilde New Music and Sound Art Festival, Creative Victoria, the ARC’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Grainger Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria. Anthony is a passionate teacher and academic and is a Senior Lecturer in Music (Interactive Composition) at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne.