Peter McNamara : Represented Artist
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Artist website: http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/petermcnamara
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Peter McNamara (b. 1980) was born and educated in Sydney's outer western suburbs and is gaining a reputation as one of Australia's talented emerging composers. Between 1999 and 2011 he studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with composers such as Michael Smetanin, Bozidar Kos and Trevor Pearce, graduating with a PhD. He has worked as a freelance composer across a variety of areas including orchestral, chamber, electronic and film composition and is currently a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium.
McNamara's works have been performed by a variety of major orchestras and ensembles in Australia and overseas including Ensemble Modern, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Insomnio, Orchestra Victoria, Orkest de Ereprijs, Ensemble Offspring, the Tokyo Sinfonietta, Ensemble Nomad and the Stroma Ensemble. His work has appeared at numerous international events in Australasia and Europe including a number of performances at the ISCM World New Music Days conference and the Gaudeamus Music Week in The Netherlands.
McNamara has a growing number of works published by Wirripang Pty Ltd and Alexander Street Press. He also has a growing number of commissions from various artistic bodies and ensembles nationally and internationally. This includes Perpetual Inertia for the Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy, The German Hills for Ensemble Offspring and Duo-Charged for Ars Musica Australis and the Sydney Conservatorium. In 2006 and 2012, he was the composer-in-residence at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. His work The Styx for chamber orchestra and solo percussion was commercially released on CD in 2009, recorded by Claire Edwardes and the Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra.
McNamara has received many awards including second place at the 2011 Young Composers Meeting with Orkest de Ereprijs (Cross Modifications), the 2008 2MBS-FM composition award for Orchestra (Modes of Deception),the 2007 Betty Amsden Award for Orchestra (Auftauchen der Nacht) and second place in the 2007 Asian Composers League Young Composers Awards (Landscape of Diffracted Colours). McNamara also received a High Credit from the Lepo Sumera International Composition Contest in 2003 for his orchestral work Shadows of Fallacy.
Peter McNamara — current to July 2012
|Six dimensions of seven : for solo harp (2012)||Commissioned by Ursula Caporali for the "Six Artists Seeking a Composer" Project.|
|Der Ost-Westspiegel (solo accordion) (2012)||Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre on behalf of Campbelltown City Council|
|Cadenza II : for solo cello (2012)||Commissioned by John Addison and Ursula Caporali for the "Six Artists Seeking a Composer" Project|
|Perpetual inertia : for large chamber ensemble (2012)||Commissioned by Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy (NJO)|
|Zodiac turbulence : for large chamber ensemble (2010)||Commissioned by Sydney Conservatorium of Music.|
|Listen : for flute, clarinet in B flat, soprano saxophone, viola and cello (2009)||Commissioned by chronology arts ensemble.|