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Nardi Simpson : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: Wilga’s Last Dance : symphonic wind band by Nardi Simpson, from the CD Women of Note

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Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from NSW's North Wast freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for the past twenty years.

She is the current Director of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Barayagal Choir and participant in Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers program, Ensemble Offspring's 2021 First Nations Artists in Redsidence, Sydney Conservatorim of Musics 2021 First Nations Artists in Residence as si currently enrolled in PhD study with the ANU School of Music.

Her debut play novel, Song of the Crocodile, was winner of 2018 Black&Write! Indigenous Writers Fellowship, winner of the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal and winner of The University of QLD Fiction Book Award.

Nardi is heavily involved in the teaching and sharing of culture, story and language in both her Sydney and Yuwaalaraay communities.

Nardi Simpson — current to September 2021

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Of Stars and Birds : for flute, clarinet, saxophone, and vibraphone Commissioned by Ngarra-Burria.
Digital sheet music sample Of Stars and Birds : for flute, Bb clarinet and vibraphone (2020) Commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program
The Binary (solo piano) (2020) Commissioned as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program