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Mark Wolf : Associate Artist

Mark Wolf's music is motivated by extra-musical processes of invention. His current practice is focused on the paralleds found between music and architecture.

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Mark Wolf is an alumnus of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and the Royal College of Music, London, studying under David Harris, Mark Pollard and Michael Zev Gordon. He also attended the ICon Arts Academy in Sibiu, Romania as well as the Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop in Toronto, and the Soundstream Emerging Composers Forum in Adelaide, receiving tuition from Dan Dediu, Peter Hatch, Steve Reich, Alison Isadora, Cat hope, Simon Emmerson and Gao Ping, among others.

Wolf's work has been featured at various international festivals across the globe, including soundSCAPE Festival, ICon Arts Festival, and the 5th and 6th Darwin International Guitar Festivals; performed by ensembles such as the Resound Duo, RTÉ Contempo Quartet, and the Sydney Guitar Trio. He has also presented at the DAAD Research Ambassadors & Mentors Conference, Melbourne, and at the Cross-Country Composition Seminar in Brisbane.

Wolf's concert music has received recognition through commissions by the British Harpsichord Society, clarinettist Ona Cardona and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize; premiered at venues including Handel House London, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the National Portrait Gallery UK and the Melbourne Recital Centre. In 2009, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra commissioned a work from Wolf as part of their Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program.

In 2017, Wolf was announced the winner in the solo category of the Flute New Music Consortium Composition Competition for his solo flute piece Hamarøy Troll. He was also the winner of the 2015 ICon Arts International Composition Competition for his Second String Quartet The Flying Roof.

Recent projects include an extended solo work for Anthony Zatorski entitled Plato's Cave in Concrete, scored for baritone voice, toy piano, melodica and electronics. Part One received its premiere at Anthony's 'Set in Stone' concert in Adelaide. Spiral Spring for chamber orchestra to be premiered by players of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in November 2017; and Rubin's Vase for Ensemble Móbile commissioned by Núcleo Música Nova, and performed at the IV Bienal Música Hoje, Brazil, 2017.

Mark Wolf is also an active film composer, currently working on his first feature film score. He has composed scores for numerous short films and animations, as well as music for television. His credits include: ABC TV - Inside Business and ABC Online - Catch Up and The Vault.

Wolf is currently the recipient of an Australian Research Training Scholarship, undertaking his PhD candidature at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Mark Wolf — current to September 2017

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
A succession of madness : orchestra (2009) Commissioned for the MSO Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program