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Composer Guest Series: Damien Ricketson  Event

Damien Ricketson
12:30 - 16:00
14 May 2019
Building 6, room 1077 Highfield Campus

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Event details

Music event

We are delighted to welcome composer Damien Ricketson, who will discuss his work and broader issues related to it. He will also discuss the compositions of University of Southampton PhD students within a public masterclass format.

Ricketson’s music is characterised by exotic sound-worlds, novel forms and is multisensory in nature. His works have featured in the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals and been awarded ‘Instrumental Work of the Year’ in the Art Music Awards (2015). He co-founded, and for 20 years was Co-Artistic Director of the arts organisation Ensemble Offspring. He is currently the Program Leader of Composition and Music Technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His opera The Howling Girls (2018), composed in collaboration with director Adena Jacobs, was recently premiered by Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks.

Free admission. All are welcome to attend.

Speaker information

Damien Ricketson,Sydney Conservatorium of Music,Damien Ricketson studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with renowned Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Damien lived and worked in the Netherlands and Poland and completed IRCAM’s computer music course at the Pompidou Centre in Paris before completing his PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2007.

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