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Dalmazio Babare : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Forward to end (solo piano) by Dalmazio Babare, from the CD Australian piano miniatures

Dalmazio Umberto Babare has been a professional musician since the age of fourteen, when he played in a Melbourne pub on Sunday afternoons with 'George the organ player'. A percussionist and timpanist, he now performs regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Percussion Ensemble and jazz and rock bands.

Babare has built himself a reputation as a musical director and composer for theatre. He wrote the music for Theatre of Image's Hello, and for Handspan Theatre's adaptation of the Madam Butterfly story, Cho Cho San, the score of which included elements of jazz, funk and blues as well as 'classical' music. He has also composed music for performances by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. He devised, directed and performed in Flounder and The Kreation, and was artistic director of Dancing in the Belly of the Beast for the Next Wave Festival.

Involved also with creating 'multicultural' music, Babare was a member of the cross-cultural band Selangi Bemac. This band, whose members come from Italian, Columbian, Greek, Indian and Hungarian backgrounds, performed their 'distinctly Australian, yet multicultural' music at the Brisbane Biennial in 1991.

In 1989 Dalmazio Babare was composer-in-residence at The Performance Space, where he researched the use of music in live and recorded performance.

Biography provided by the composer