David Holyoake : Associate Artist
Random Audio Sample: Om mani padme hung (trios: percussion, violin, cello) by David Holyoake, from the CD Transfigurations
Photo: Dan Oara
Artist website: http://www.davidholyoake.com
David Holyoake is an Australian/British composer originally from Melbourne. He is interested in music as deep language, in the concept of duende, and in the transcendental qualities of music.
Holyoake's music is published by Reed Music and his compositions are receiving increasing recognition and performances throughout the UK, Australia, Belgium and beyond. His works are accessible, technically challenging, and have been described as displaying emotional depth, providing musicians with excellent material for either performance or study purposes.
He holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Melbourne. His concert works have been performed at such venues as the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Brisbane Convention Centre, the Royal Academy of Music London, Fairfields Hall London, and broadcast on ABC classic FM and other media. Holyoake has also composed music in various genres for professional and amateur theatrical productions, for contemporary dance, and for television.
In 2006, he won second prize for piano composition at the Brisbane finals of the Keys Australian Music Competition. In late 2008, Holyoake was awarded an arts development grant from Arts Victoria to produce Transfigurations - six new short works for cello, violin, piano and Tibetan singing bowl. He has worked with leading Australian musicians including Silo String Quartet and leading choreographers such as Gerard Van Dyke of Kage Physical Theatre. Holyoake is a member of the Melbourne Composers League and has works selected and performed at several of their concerts.
Holyoake is currently dividing his time between Brussels and London, where he has recently completed a commission from Nyctolopic (supported by the UK Arts Council) to create an original score for a new contemporary dance-theatre work called 'The City Will Crumble' inspired by the philosophy and aesthetic of film noir.
David Holyoake — current to January 2013
|Diabolical fantasie (trios: marimba, 2 percussion) (2011)||Commissioned by Nyctolopic Dance Theatre Company, London|
|Arabesque (trios: piano, violin, cello) (2008)||Commissioned with funds from Arts Victoria 'Victoria Rocks' grant 2008 as part of 'Transfigurations' - 6 short chamber works by David Holyoake.|