Dr. WENDY (Ceridwen) SUITER


Wendy Suiter, also known as Ceridwen Suiter for my electronic music composition.
Born and currently resident in Melbourne, Australia.

Professional website: wendysuiter.wordpress.com
Related websites: Australian Music Center    Wirripang

Studies undertaken

Studied Classical Guitar and Music Theory for six years to Year 12.

First degrees in economics and mathematics: B.Ec.(Hons), M.A.(Hons), Grad.Cert.Bus.Mgt.

Studied Flute for two years to successfully audition for Bachelor of Music.

Bachelor of Music with Honours from Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide: majoring in Composition, and Electronic Music.

Master of Creative Arts by Research from University of Wollongong:

Text Manipulation: Voice with Audio or Acoustic augmentation.

Doctor of Philosophy, from Australian National University:

Fuzzy IDEAS: Using Fuzzy Logic to Make Sense of Avant-Garde Music.

Conference papers and presentations at national and international conferences, along with associated publications, regarding my research in philosophy of music, and my compositions.

Most important professional events recognising my compositional efforts

Representation by the Australian Music Centre.

Fellowship of Australian Composers Postgraduate Composition Prize: “the sea leaves ear-shells…” for acoustic ensemble and CD of seaside sounds.

Carlin (piano trio) 2002, winning Adelaide Piano Trio Competition, available on Melbourne Composers League CD Rear Vision and later ABC Classic FM broadcast.

Acceptance of music for print publication by Publications by Wirripang and Redhouse Press.

Titles and dates of events that are representative of my music

Clarinet Calling (piano trio), 2010-2016, multiple performances by Charisma Ensemble, Sydney

Spinning (installation with video artist Elizabeth Eastman) 2013 Sydney, and 2014 New York

Prayer Pocket Place (installation with textile artist Flossie Peitsch) 2011 short listed for NSW Historic Houses Trust, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, toured Shoalhaven NSW

Lament for a Lost Dream (four minute radio opera) 2008 available from ABC Classic FM website: mpegmedia.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic/orpheus167_m1534436.mp3

Sunflowers (flute trio) 2005 available on Bridge of Dreams CD from Publications by Wirripang

Litany for Refugees (computer music) 2007 available on Australasian Computer Music Association CD

Musical Director of POW Circus 1993-1998

Composer in Residence, Jika Jika Community Centre 1997


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