Tim Hansen : Associate Artist
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Artist website: http://www.timhansen.com.au
Tim Hansen is a performer, composer, theatre-maker and teaching artist from Orange, NSW. Classically trained with a theatrical bent, Hansen works confidently in classical music, cabaret, music theatre, and songwriting, as well as acting, writing and producing theatre, and community festivals and events.
In 2018 he was a finalist in the Vanda and Young Songwriting competition, one of 40 shortlisted artists from over four thousand entries. His residencies include Artist in Residence at the Red Rattler Theatre, the New Musicals Australia program at the Hayes Theatre, composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the Norfolk Contemporary Music Festival, the Avaloch New Music Institute, and twice artist-in-residence at Hill End, NSW.
Hansen has worked extensively with music ensembles, cabaret groups and theatre companies around Australia and in the USA, including with Enyato Duo, Duo Blockstix, the Hourglass Ensemble, the Song Company, Everyman Theatre, Centrepiece Theatre, Synergy Percussion, Contemporaneous, JACK quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and TRANSIT ensemble.
A core component of Hansen's practice is engaging with young people, and he believes that access to music education and artistic expression is a fundamental right of every young person. He is currently is Composer in Residence at Santa Sabina College, an Artist in Residence with Musica Viva, and has initiated regional music composition workshops for high school students around his home in NSW's Central West in Dubbo, Bathurst, Forbes, and Orange.
Other youth arts companies Hansen has has worked with include Australian Theatre for Young People, Canberra Youth Theatre, Music for Everyone, and the Youth Music Summer School in Canberra, Shopfront Youth Theatre, Lane Cove Youth Orchestra, and PACT in Sydney, and the Lucy Moses School, Camp Broadway, and the New Group in New York. He is also a sessional lecturer at CSU Bathurst's Theatre/Media degree, of which he is an alumni.
Hansen is also a politically active member of the community, believing that artists have a vital role to play in the political conversation of our country's future at all levels of government, and passionately advocating for the importance of access to the arts and music education in schools and the wider community. He is currently president of his village association in Carcoar, where he lives, and in 2019 he ran for the NSW state seat of Bathurst with Keep Sydney Open.
Hansen holds a BA (Communications) Theatre/Media (1st Class Hons) from CSU, a BMus (Music Composition) from ANU, and a MMus (Music Theory and Composition) from NYU.
Tim Hansen — current to February 2021
|North Head (duos: bass clarinet, vibraphone) (2018)||Commissioned by Loris Orthwein, Michael Elliott, Robert Gibbs, Tony Wildman, David Mackintosh, Janette Williams, Helen Gray, Rene Capell, Jacquelin Capell, Lorna Capell, Frank Carbon|
||Traveller : for four celli and electronics (2012)||Commissioned by W4 New Music Collective|
||Goldbrick oilslick : full orchestra : youth orchestra (2012)||Commissioned by NYU Symphony Orchestra.|
||Good times! : a celebration of the life of Blair Milan, 1981-2011 (2011)||Commissioned for the Norfolk New Music Festival, 2011|
||Earwig : for violin and guitar (2006)||Commissioned by Daniel McKay, Zoe Black.|
|Trouble in the ribcage : guitar ensemble (2006)||Commissioned by Guitarstrophe!.|