Talk & Workshop

Understanding Practice

With David Chisholm

Monday, 17 April 18:00-19:30
Talk: Labyrinth as composition: multicursal processes and the composer’s body.

While embodied music practices gain visibility as sites of intrinsic meaning-making, the composer’s body remains challenging to locate in an sense of “natural” environment. Using peripheral architectural forms, composer David Chisholm, recently commenced an exploration of ways in which we might locate the composer in such spaces. The respective spatial and temporal foregrounds of Architecture and Music, their respective accuracy and impossibility are seen through the writing of Paul Riceour’s Time and Narrative and Non-representational theories, in the early steps of Chisholm’s current research.

Tuesday, 18 April 10:00-12:30
Workshop: Framing listening

In two segregated working groups, composer David Chisholm works with participants in a rough experiment around the impact of language and cultural memory while introducing recent works and collaborations from projects in Australia, USA and India. The groups are brought together to locate and compare their individual and group aesthetic readings based on two different language information feeds.

David Chisholm is a composer, researcher, educator, music curator and producer. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, and since 2021 has been Head of School at School of Music, University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2018 he was a featured guest of the Encuentro Internacional de Compositores in Santiago, Chile, He has undertaken artist residences at Camargo Foundation, Cassis, Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle and HIAP, Helsinki. He was an inaugural recipient of the Victorian Government’s Creator Grants and the recipient of an Australia Council Project Fellowship.  Chisholm was an Associate Artist for Malthouse Theatre in 2014, and as composer-in-residence for Phillip Adams’ BalletLab between 2006-2010, he was part of a company in residence programme at EMPAC, New York. Works composed during these two appointments won him a total of six Green Room Awards.  Chisholm’s work has appeared at the 2023 World Pride Festival, Venice Biennale Web Pavilion, Villa Medici Roma, Edinburgh Festival, Moscow Museum of Art, ISCM World New Concert music Days, MONA FOMA, Danscenen Copenhagen, Monaco Dance Forum, Australian Centre for Photography and performed and recorded by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ensemble Vortex (CH), International Contemporary Ensemble (USA), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Argonaut Ensemble (AUS) and Adelaide, Tasmanian and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. Chisholm was the founding artistic director and producer of Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM) which ran seven annual articulations between 2013-2019 with global reach and impact including and APRA AMCOS award and as finalist for a Classical” innovation award.

He is published by BabelScores in Paris.

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