Cameron Lam : Associate Artist
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Cameron Lam (b.1989) is a freelance composer,
the Artistic Director of Australian hybrid-art production
company, Kammerklang, and
the Art Music Specialist at the Australasian Performing Rights
Named in 2020 as one of The Music Network's 30 under 30 future leaders of the music industry, Cameron's career has focused on collaboration, interdisciplinary practice, and entrepreneurship.
Inspired by game designer Mark Rosewater and theatre director Anne Bogart, his music advocates the role and experience of the player in artistic expression. Choice, interaction and agency feature heavily in his work, leading to music that grows and changes with each performance.
He has had the pleasure of collaborating with and writing for many of Australia's leading musicians such as acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, vocal ensemble Halcyon, the Nexas Saxophone Quartet, contrabass clarinettist Sue Newsome, and YouTuber and EWI player Peter Smith. These partnerships have led to multiple commissions, premieres and four portrait albums - including The Art of Disappearing in collaboration with poet Sarah Holland-Batt.
In addition to his work as a composer, Cameron also curates the Australian Art Music playlist on Spotify (published monthly in Limelight Magazine).
Cameron is proud to be an Australian Music Centre represented composer, Fine Music 102.5FM's 2018 Stephen Kruger Scholar, and featured in US publisher NewMusicShelf's recent 'Anthology of New Music for Mezzo Soprano'.
Cameron Lam — current to March 2021
Awards & Prizes
|2022||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Highly Commended||The Splendour of Lying Naked in the Sun|
|Underwriting the Palimpsest (trombone with orchestra) (2019)||Commissioned by Amy McCarthy|
||Yggdrasil: The World Tree : concerto for contrabass clarinet and wind symphony (2017)||Commissioned by Sue Newsome.|
||Golden Bird : for EWI and piano (2014)||Arrangement commissioned by Peter Smith|
|Eucalyptus : Genetic Dances : for clarinet quartet (2014)||Commissioned by Sue Newsome.|
||Electric Phoenix : Concerto for EWI (electronic wind instrument) and orchestra (2012)||Commissioned by Strathfield Symphony Orchestra.|