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Charlie Sdraulig : Associate Artist

Photo of Charlie Sdraulig

Photo: Andrew A. Watts


Charlie Sdraulig composes interactions at perceptual and physical thresholds.

His music has been performed by the Spektral quartet (USA), Adam Tendler (USA) at the MATA festival, Gwenaelle Rouger (France), Weston Olencki (USA), Zubin Kanga (Australia), Distractfold (UK), Max Murray (Canada), [nullpoint] (USA), Apartment House (UK), Ensemble SurPlus at Schloss Solitude (Germany), and the Quiet Music Ensemble (Ireland) among others.

He is currently the Alice Wilber Chapman graduate fellow at Stanford University, where he studies with Brian Ferneyhough towards a Doctorate in Composition. He holds a Master of Music in Composition with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (London, UK), as well as Bachelors of Arts and Music from the University of Melbourne (Australia). He was a fellow at the 2013 Schloss Solitude Summer Academy.


"Remarkable" "A strange, gripping experience"-Bachtrack

"Meditative and introverted…a collective experiment in listening"-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"One of the strangest pieces I have ever seen [and] one of the strongest compositions of either night. In a way that is hard to describe, the piece has some kind of poetic truth that nails part of the experience of a living thing trying to stay alive."-Feast of Music at the MATA Festival

"[His music] is not only interested in finding the breaking point or the limit but is also intrigued and attracted by what lies on the other side"-Tim Rutherford-Johnson in his book 'Music After the Fall'

"[The piece] directs its performers into a conducted sociality marked by phantom-like breathed, muffled and whispered sounds and silences. Sdraulig's comes closest out of all of these pieces to Dunn's notion of the "organisation of perception", where performer becomes listener and listener becomes performer and music, as a result, becomes not-itself"-the Quietus

Charlie Sdraulig — current to February 2018