David Chisholm

founder and director


David is a composer with an international practice defined through diverse and hybrid collaboration for which he has won five Green Room Awards, a French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, a Highly Commended Paul Lowin Prize, a Mention at 36th Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Electronic Art, a Special Mention in the X Media Forum, 31st International Film Festival in Moscow, the Medibank Private State and National Arts Awards and The National Young Achiever of the Year.
David’s work has appeared at Venice Biennale, Villa Medici Roma, Edinburgh, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals, Moscow Museum of Art, ISCM World New Music Days, MONA FOMA, Dansescenen Copenhagen, Monaco Dance Forum, Australian Centre for Photography and has been performed and recorded by International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Vortex, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Argonaut Ensemble,
Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Latitude 37 with Ashley Smith, Silo String Quartet, The Australian Ballet/ Sonic Art Ensemble, and virtuosic soloists including Jessica Fotinos, Yinuo Mu, Tristram Williams, Jessica Aszodi, Phoebe Green, Mauricio Carrasco and Eric Lamb.

In January 2014 he was appointed as Artistic Associate for Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. He lectures and tutors Music Composition at Monash University and Orchestration at Melbourne University.

David is founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

participating in

  • Classical:NEXT 2015
  • C:N NET

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