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28 May 2021

Schenberg music fellowships to Olivia Davies and Victor Arul

Victor Arul and Olivia Davies Image: Victor Arul and Olivia Davies  

Emerging composers Olivia Bettina Davies and Victor Arul have been announced as recipients of the prestigious Schenberg Music Fellowships. The fellowships, worth $36,000 each, are intended for emerging artists to further their studies in composition, either interstate or overseas. They are presented by the University of Western Australia and funded through a bequest from Dr Harold Schenberg, who was a respected Western Australian dermatologist, renowned art collector and philanthropist.

Olivia Bettina Davies is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music that spans multiple genres including classical minimalism, experimental and ambient. Davies's compositions often explore ideas of space, stasis and flow, resulting in soundworlds that are texturally-driven and nuanced. She is a former participant of the Summers Night Project and the Soundstream Emerging Composers Forum, and a recipient of a major grant from the 2020 Art Music Fund.

Victor Arul is a composer currently studying under Elliott Gyger at the University of Melbourne. His compositional thinking is invested in distorting the conceptual lenses of pre-20th century Western art musics in order to synthesise distinct modernist soundworlds.

> More information on the UWA website.

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