David Chisholm : Associate Artist
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David Chisholm has an international practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration for which he has won three Green Room Awards, a French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, a Highly Commended Paul Lowin Prize, a Mentionat 36th Bourges International competition of electroacoustic music and electronic art, a Special mention in the X Media Forum, 31st International Film Festival, Moscow, the Medibank Private State and National Arts Awards and The Channel Ten National Young Achiever of the Year.
Chisholm's work has appeared at Venice Biennale, Villa Medici Roma, Edinburgh and Melbourne Festivals, Moscow Museum of Art, ISCM World New Music Days, MONA FOMA, Danscenen Copenhagen, Monaco Dance Forum, and Australian Centre for Photography. His music has been performed and recorded by International Contemporary Ensemble, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic Project, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Latitude 37 with Ashley Smith, Silo String Quartet, Atticus String Quartet, The Australian Ballet/Sonic Art Ensemble, and virtuosic soloists including Tristram Williams, Jennifer Chou, Mauricio Carrasco and Eric Lamb.
Chisholm's key collaborators include poets Yves Bonnefoy, Anzhelina Polonskaya and Elizabeth Campbell, cross‐media artists Emmanuel Bernardoux, Boris Eldagsen, Natascha Stellmach, and Sharon Huebner, conductors Eric Dudley and Timothy Phillips, choreographer Phillip Adams, choreovideographer Cazerine Barry, designers Studio Periscope, sound artist Myles Mumford and producer Sarah Greentree.
David Chisholm was Chair of Melbourne Fringe from 2003 to 2005, and acting Chair of Strange Fruit in early 2011. He has fulfilled a variety of curatorial and policy development roles for bodies such as the Music Council of Australia, Arts Victoria, City of Melbourne, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Festival, Chamber Music Australia, Brisbane Festival and the Australian Opera. He is a graduate of the Cranlana Program Colloquia and from 2003 to 2006 he taught genre theory at Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts.
Chisholm has presented seminars on his music in Melbourne, Marseilles, Belfast and Maccagno, Italy. With BalletLab he was part of the inaugural company in residence programme at EMPAC, New York. He is the first and only Australian composer to have been accepted in the Camargo Foundation residency program, Cassis, and the only composer twice in residence at Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle.
His new project and adaptation of Mark Ravenhill's The Experiment began with a group residence at the Bundanon Trust in Australia which followed the triumph of his collaboration with Russian poet Anzhelina Polonskaya, KURSK: An Oratorio Requiem at the 2011 Melbourne Festival. He is currently the recipient of an Australia Council Project Fellowship to complete the composition of REVIVAL, a vaudeville grotesque. He currently lives and works in Bendigo, Victoria.
David Chisholm — current to June 2012
Awards & Prizes
|2009||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Highly Commended||The Beginning & the end of the snow|
|Jonestown threnody : string orchestra||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 Française and Alliance Française.|