Lachlan Skipworth : Associate Artist
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Lachlan Skipworth completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia (2004) and a Master of Music (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2010) where he studied with Roger Smalley and Anne Boyd respectively. He is also active as a shakuhachi performer, having spent two and a half years from 2005 in Japan studying with revered master Yokoyama Katsuya and Kakizakai Kaoru. In 2010, he undertook a 2-semester kontaktstudium with Prof. Jorg Widmann at the Freiburg Hochschule fur Musik, Germany.
In 2011 he received a fellowship from the prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, undertaking a 6-week research trip to Japan, Europe and the USA. In 2009 he was composer-in-residence with the Japanese traditional instrument ensemble Aura-J in Tokyo as part of an Asialink Performing Arts Residency. He has been selected to participate in a number of composer workshops, including the MODART and CYBEC programmes in Australia, Ensemble Modern at Tokyo Wonder Site, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival in Massachusetts, USA.
Skipworth's works have been commissioned and performed by leading Australian ensembles including the West Australian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Symphony Fellows, The Song Company, Sydney Chamber Choir, Chronology Arts and Sydney Camerata. His works were featured at the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, and he was a featured composer at the 2008 (Sydney) and 2012 (Kyoto) World Shakuhachi Festivals. Upcoming performances will be given by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, KHASM Saxophone Quartet, Lina Andonovska, and the Enigma String Quartet.
Lachlan Skipworth — current to August 2012
|the night sky fall : for clarinet, cello and piano (2011)||Composed for Chronology Arts' "Day & Night" concert as part of the Utzon Music Series|
|shinjitsu : for chamber choir with solo alto saxophone (2011)||Commissioned by Sydney Chamber Choir.|
|aida : for vocal ensemble (2009)||'aida' was composed for the Song Company as part of the MODART composer development programme.|
|Light rain : for shakuhachi and string quartet (2009)||The piece is dedicated to my teacher, Anne Boyd, with whom I share a deep appreciation of Japanese traditional music.|