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Fiona Hill : Represented Artist

New world and old world can find common ground through the creative processes of our time but beauty must never be abandoned.

Random Audio Sample: Spider (string quartets with electronics) by Fiona Hill, from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

Photo of Fiona Hill

Photo: Rachelle Kellett

Growing up wedged between factories and forest, it this space Hill attempts to fill compositionally. Creating sounds that occupy an experimental, freethinking yet universally beautiful place is her objective. A common theme in Hill's electroacoustic work is the sourcing of sounds from nature and industrial environments and blending these in a musical space incorporating acoustic instruments, live performers and spatialised sonic environments.

Recent projects include the commission and premiere of an extended electroacoustic work (50 minutes) Chromoson in 2010 by Trinity Grammar School's Society of the Arts, for electronics, solo soprano, and film in surround sound with multiple projections. Hill composed for the short dance film Entanglement Theory, premiering at Dance on Film in New York 2009, and Zephyr String Quartet's WIRED project 2008. Her composition Spider for Zephyr Quartet's WIRED project 2006 featured on Australian Broadcasting Commission's Arts Sunday 2007 and at the Australian Computer Music Conference 2008. Earlier chamber music works were composed through a series of commissions from The Firm, which resulted in the performances of Integrals, Signwaves and Decomposition for Strings.

Hill has studied composition in Paris, Montreal, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, under composers Graeme Koehne, Trevor Pearce, Martin Armiger, Jean Lesage and Sean Ferguson. In 2009 she received a grant to undertake studies at IRCAM in Paris, being exposed to the latest advances in music technology research and computer aided composition.

As a pianist Hill has played extensively with tango band Quartito Azul and contemporary improvisation ensemble MIRRA, and been accompanist for the Sydney Dance Company, Adelaide girl's choir, Eltham Little Theatre, VCA School of Dance and the Royal Academy of Dancing.

Fiona Hill is currently composer in residence at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, Australia.

Fiona Hill — current to October 2010

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Chromoson (audiovisual work) (2010) Commissioned by Trinity Grammar School Society of the Arts.
Unity in Blue : electroacoustic (2008) Commissioned by Trinity Grammar School's Society of the Arts
Spider (string quartets with electronics) (2006) Commissioned by Zephyr String Quartet for their WIRED electroacoustic performance series in 2006.