Eve Duncan

Eve Duncan’s current projects include Butterfly Modernism, a piano quintet for Michael Kieran Harvey and the Silo String Quartet inspired by the iconic Australian fifties McCraith beach house designed by Chancellor and Patrick.

She has recently created and presented Dredge, in collaboration with photographer Siri Hayes that responded to issues around dredging in the bays. The photography for this project can be seen at www.sirihayes.com . The music for this was played by Speak Percussion and instruments for Time and the Tides included found objects from the beach such as take away containers and shells, as well as fishing tackle and stainless steel cargo drums used at the docks.

A setting of Australian poet David Malouf’s Madonna and Child with Goldfinch for mezzo-soprano and string quartet was recently premiered by Debora Kayser and the Silo String Quartet.

She was recently awarded second prize for Europa for contrabass and piano in the British Recital Music Double Bass Composition Competition.

 In 2008 her work Four Blackboard Pieces for piano quintet was includedin theexhibition Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Buddha on Mars for symphony orchestra was performed in 2005 by the National Symphony of Thailand.

She has worked with Tom E. Lewis and Amos Roach, both didjeridu players, and collaborated with Aboriginal poet Lisa Bellear, with whom she created the only settings of Lisa’s poetry for Rhapsody in Motion, directed by Anna Monea.

She gained her Master of Music in Composition with Brenton Broadstock at the University of Melbourne, and her Honours in Composition at Latrobe University where her teachers were Theodore Dollarhide and Anthony Briggs.

She is a former Chair of the Melbourne Composers League, and has enjoyed curating cross-cultural concerts and directing Federation Music Week, an international Asian-Pacific contemporary music festival for the Asian Composers League.

Contact Details & Other Resources

+61 3 9850 2077
c/o Melbourne Composers' League
PO Box 2518
Fitzroy Business Centre VIC 3065

Information supplied by the member, October 2010