27 October 2015
2016 Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency to Natasha Anderson
Composer, musician and installation artist Natasha Anderson has been announced as the 2016 artist-in-residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Paddington, Sydney.
Natasha Anderson's practice consists of instrumental, audiovisual and acousmatic works in a variety of forms: solo performance, notated scores, cross-platform collaboration, audiovisual installation and multi-channel diffusion. She currently divides her time between Berlin and Australia and is 'excited, incredulous, grateful and relieved' to be chosen as next year's Glanville-Hicks resident. She is particularly looking forward to connecting with musicians in Sydney.
'Being resident in Sydney gives me the time and space to work on large projects with specific Sydney and Australian musicians and allow these projects the chance to develop in a way that would be impossible if not resident there. Crucially, it also provides the chance to engage with a broad range of the artistic community of Sydney.'
Anderson's projects in 2016 include a commission from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a multi-channel sound installation; working with filmmaker Sabina Maselli on a film/multimedia work for Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape's INLAND series; creating an audiovisual installation with Darwin-based visual artist Sarah Pirrie; collaborating with Sydney poet and musician Amanda Stewart on recordings and performances; and writing a solo bass clarinet and electronics piece for 2015 Freedman Classical Fellowship recipient Aviva Endean.
Past residents of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House include Liza Lim, Julian Yu, Mary Finsterer, Andrew Ford, Julian Day, Matthew Hindson, Cat Hope and Elena Kats-Chernin. The current resident is pianist and composer Barney McAll.
The Australia Council has offered the residency in partnership with the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust since 2012. Applications are encouraged from composers and songwriters of all musical genres and the successful resident is provided with $20,000 to create new work and undertake professional development.
The announcement of Anderson's residency was made last night in Sydney at the annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks address, hosted by the New Music Network. The address was given by conductor and music educator Richard Gill OAM.
'Natasha Anderson next Peggy Glanville-Hicks
resident' (Australia Council for the Arts website)
Natasha Anderson - homepage (www.natashaanderson.net)
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