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David Chisholm : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Jonestown Threnody : for string septet by David Chisholm, from the CD re-sound: Sublating the symbol


Photo of David Chisholm

David has an international practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration for which he has won six Green Room Awards, a French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, a Highly Commended Paul Lowin Prize, a Mention at 36th Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Electronic Art, a Special Mention in the X Media Forum, 31st International Film Festival in Moscow, the Medibank Private State and National Arts Awards and The National Young Achiever of the Year.

From 2003 to 2006 he taught genre theory at Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts. He has presented seminars on his music in Australia, France, Ireland and Italy. David has undertaken multiple artist residencies in Australia, France and the USA and in 2017 was an Australia Council for the Arts Composer in Residence at HIAP in Helsinki, Finland. David teaches Music Composition and Cultural Studies at Monash University and recently completed his PhD at Melbourne University. David is based between Santiago, Chile, and Bendigo, Australia where he is the founding Artistic Director of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.


David Chisholm — current to May 2018

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2009 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Highly Commended The Beginning & the end of the snow

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample bound south : for String Quartet (2016) Commissioned by Joan and Barry Miskin and dedicated thus: "To our parents, Armida & Igino DE Bolfo and Beryl and Keith Miskin"
Digital sheet music sample KURSK : An Oratorio Requiem (2011) The work received the support of Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Arts Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, Robert Salzer Foundation, Sofitel Melbourne, and the Camargo Foundation
Digital sheet music sample The Arrival : for solo viola with percussion (2009) Commissioned by Phoebe Green.
Jonestown Threnody : for string septet (2008) Commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media Performing Arts Center, New York) and BalletLab as a source work for MIRACLE
Axeman Lullaby : suite for violin and piano (2008) Commissioned by Phillip Adams Balletlab.
Digital sheet music sample Luminal : A Lullaby Requiem (2008) Commissioned by Julian Burnside.

Analysis & Media

- Article: Shining images score sound tribute

- Video: KURSK: an oratorio requiem (excerpts)

- Video: The Making of Kursk: An Oratorio Requiem