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Anthony Lyons : Associate Artist

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Artist website: http://www.alyonsmusic.com

Anthony Lyons is an Australian composer whose diverse output includes work for multi-media based projects, bands and concert performances. Much of his work is particularly focused towards hybrid-arts collaborations.

He studied composition under composers Mark Pollard, Julian Yu and Stuart Greenbaum at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. He has also spent time at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique) in Paris studying aspects of electronic music.

Lyons has had compositions performed, recorded and broadcast throughout Australia. Alongside works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, film, dance and new media, he has also written extensively in the genres of post-rock, electronica and trip/hop. While his works generally show an engagement with space, colour, timbre and melody, electronic and sampled elements have been a feature of many of his compositions.

Performance highlights of his work have included the orchestral piece The Surge, The Sounds, The Pull by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as a suite of electro-acoustic compositions performed at the Electundra Audio-Visual Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival with his project Vela. He is involved in collaborations with Danish composer Anders Bach, Australian electronic artist Aimee Chapman and is composing works for the Ballarat Writers, including the award-winning poets Nathan Curnow and Ross Gillet. A new work for orchestra is scheduled for performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre in September 2011.

Anthony Lyons is currently undertaking a PhD in composition at the University of Melbourne where he also tutors and teaches.

Biography provided by the composer — current to 2011

Studied with

Mark Pollard (2001 - 2002)

Julian Yu (2003 - 2004)

Stuart Greenbaum (2007 - 2008)


Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Trace elements (piano with live electronics) (2012) Commissioned by Sonya Lifschitz for the ASTRA Spring Piano Concert Series (2012)
In a close orbit (solo piano) (2011) Was commissioned for the 2011 Pure Poetry Project.
Digital sheet music sample Quelques cercles : for orchestra (2011) Commissioned by University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Digital sheet music sample Beginnings : for soprano, vibraphone, and string quartet (2009) Commissioned by St.Ives Uniting Church for the 2009 Stations Project