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Eve Duncan : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: The memory of the glance of God (duos: trombone, percussion) by Eve Duncan, from the CD Hoy!


Photo of Eve Duncan

Photo: Siri Hayes

Recent works by Eve Duncan include Sydney Opera House, a piano concerto whjch uses mathematics drawn from the architectural plans of the Opera House. The piano takes the voice of architect Jørn Utzon, and explores his inspirations from East Asian and Mayan temple architecture and Scandinavian modernist design, as well as Utzon's rich and tragic experiences associated with designing one of the modern Wonders of the World.

It follows Butterfly Modernism and The Butterfly House, where the music is drawn from the architectural plans of beach houses near Melbourne.

Buddha on Mars explores Eve's interest in the spiritual philosophies of Rudolf Steiner. It was premiered by the National Symphony of Thailand, composed mainly of Buddhist musicians. Dredge, a collaboration with photographer Siri Hayes, explored issues arising from the dredging of Port Phillip Bay.

Eve received her Master of Music in Composition at the University of Melbourne with Brenton Broadstock, Honours in Composition at Latrobe University with Anthony Briggs, and she is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney with Bruce Crossman. She was awarded the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, Greece, (First Prize), the Recital Music Double Bass Composition Competition, England, (Second Prize),and the International Modern Music Award for Composition, Vienna. (Third Prize). She has served as an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Composers League and is Past Chairman of the Melbourne Composers League.


Eve Duncan — current to April 2013

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Buddha fantasy : guitar solo Commissioned by Stefan Feingold.
The bee dance (solo vibraphone) Commissioned by Peter Neville.
Exusiai : organ solo Composed at the request of Michael Kurtz, Goethaenum, Switzerland
Butterfly modernism : for piano quintet (2011) Commissioned by Arts Victoria.
The Butterfly House : piano quintet (2011) Commissioned by Arts Victoria.
Time and the tides : for percussion quartet (2009) Commissioned as a piece for 'Dredge' a collaboration with photographer Siri Hayes which explores the layers raised by the issue of dredging in Port Phillip and Westernport Bays

Analysis & Media

- Program note: Eve Duncan's "Below the Star Stretched Sky"

- Program note: Eve Duncan's "The Submerged City"