elizabeth is a composer, based in Sydney, Australia.
elizabeth is driven by creative and collaborative music making, highlighted by an enthusiasm for Australian music and new sounds she’s yet to hear and discover.
much of her work is directly inspired by the people she writes for, framed by a curiosity for inventive, playful and hidden sounds - unlocked through an evolving body of imaginative experiments in sound. elizabeth has created/facilitated a variety of community driven projects and composed music for a variety of musicians - including collaborations with Ensemble Offspring, Kaldor Public Arts Projects, Sydney Youth Orchestras and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (@Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Festival 2016). other highlights include 1st Prize in the inaugural Unbound Flute Festival Composition Competition (tertiary category, 2016), 1st prize in the Centenary of Canberra Composition Competition (2013) and performances by Vox Novus, stereo/mono, COMA New Music Ensemble, elizabeth also directs ‘the music box project’ (crazy, creative cohort of musicians) and curates ‘BackStage Music’ (living music in a living space).
in the classroom, elizabeth is passionate about writing music for and with children whilst considering new and engaging ways to explore music. elizabeth has tutored HSC composition at several high schools in Sydney and has presented workshops at schools that cover areas ranging from music technology, to Australian music of the past 25 years and instrument building. currently, elizabeth is developing a book of crazy, composition-focused games and activities. additionally, elizabeth has presented creative composition and music technology focused workshops to teachers as part of Sydney Symphony's "ToppED Up!" and "TunED UP!" education programs.
elizabeth recently completed her studies in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a recipient of the Ted and Susan Meller scholarship (2013-2016) and Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize (2014), studying with Damien Ricketson, Damian Barbeler, Michael Smetanin and Rosalind Page.
in her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys improvising soundtracks for silent films as part of Australia's Silent Film Festival, working at the Australian Music Centre, preparing pianos, creating pairs of odds socks and buying too many books.
upcoming projects: album release of improvised silent film soundtracks with Jane Aubourg, new work for Splash Percussion, new work for music series @ Brett Whiteley Gallery, collaboration with animator Stasikova.