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David Chisholm : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: Illusion of the end : full orchestra by David Chisholm, from the CD Composers emerging


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David Chisholm has an international practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration for which he has won six Green Room Awards, a French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, a Highly Commended Paul Lowin Prize, a Mention at 36th Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Electronic Art, a Special Mention in the X Media Forum, 31st International Film Festival in Moscow, the Medibank Private State and National Arts Awards and the National Young Achiever of the Year.

David's work has appeared at Venice Biennale, Villa Medici Roma, Edinburgh, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals, Moscow Museum of Art, ISCM World New Music Days Sweden, MONA FOMA, Dansescenen Copenhagen, Monaco Dance Forum, Fonderie Kugler and has been performed by defunensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Vortex, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Argonaut, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Latitude 37, Silo String Quartet, Arco Symphonic Project, the Australian Ballet/ Sonic Art Ensemble.

David is founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. In 2014 he was an Associate Artist for Malthouse Theatre. David lectures and tutors at Monash Univiersty and tutors in orchestration at Melbourne University where he completing a PhD degree.

David is currently an Australia Council for the Arts Composer in Residence at HIAP in Helsinki, Finland.


David Chisholm — current to March 2017

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2009 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Highly Commended The Beginning & the end of the snow

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample KURSK : An Oratorio Requiem (2011) The work received the support of Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Arts Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, Robert Salzer Foundation, Sofitel Melbourne, and the Camargo Foundation
Digital sheet music sample The Arrival : for solo viola with percussion (2009) Commissioned by Phoebe Green.
Digital sheet music sample Luminal : A Lullaby Requiem (2008) Commissioned by Julian Burnside.
Digital sheet music sample Jonestown Threnody : for string septet (2008) Commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media Performing Arts Center, New York) and BalletLab as a source work for MIRACLE
The Beginning & the end of the snow : an epic song cycle for soprano & boutique orchestra (2007) Written and premiered with the financial support of Arts Victoria, Australia Council, The Robert Salzer Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund, CIty of Melbourne and the Republique Fran├žaise and Alliance Fran├žaise.

Analysis & Media

- Article: Shining images score sound tribute

- Video: KURSK: an oratorio requiem (excerpts)

- Video: The Making of Kursk: An Oratorio Requiem