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Luke Paulding : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: where dust is in their mouths and clay is their food : for flugelhorn, trombone and percussion by Luke Paulding, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 39.

Photo of Luke Paulding

Photo: Zach Malcolm


Artist website: http://www.lukepaulding.com

Luke Paulding (b. 1987) is swiftly emerging as a prominent voice in Australia's younger generation of composers. His music has been performed in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Singapore and across much of Australia, by musicians from ensembles such as ELISION Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Ensemble Linea (France), soundinitiative (France), Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble (France), ensemble interface (Germany), Quiver, 3 Shades Black, Kupka's Piano; as well as the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, with radio broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS Fine Music.

Luke has received support and commissions from the Australian Council for the Arts, Cybec Foundation, IETM-International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts, Melbourne City Council, Arts Centre Melbourne and Musical Society of Victoria, among others. With a passion of exploring other art forms, Luke has collaborated on projects for Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Theatre Works, Aphids, and Chamber Made Opera, and has attracted Green Room Award nominations for his original sound design in theatre. Through both his notated music and interdisciplinary practice, Luke's music has featured at Melbourne International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, Castlemaine Arts Festival and Totally Huge New Music Festival. Also a trained pianist and tubist, Luke is a founding member and co-director of new music ensemble, Quiver, dedicated to innovative performances of contemporary art music.

Luke graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, having attracted numerous awards, including the Marion Isobel Thomas Estate Award and Atheneum Prize. Through initial studies at the VCA and selective professional development programs around Australia and Europe (including the 2013 Nouvelle Voix composition course at Royaumont Abbey, France) his compositional mentors have included Brenton Broadstock, Chris Dench, Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim and David Young. He is currently undertaking a Master's degree in composition at the University of Melbourne with Elliott Gyger.

Luke Paulding — current to August 2014

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
quartet "clothed like birds with wings as garments" : for oboe, French horn, trumpet & percussion (2013) Pièce écrite dans le cadre du programme Voix nouvelles de la Fondation Royaumont.
Ordination of verticals : (yet to be assigned) (2013) Commissioned by Kupka's Piano.
where dust is in their mouths and clay is their food : for flugelhorn, trombone and percussion (2012) Commissioned by Elision Ensemble, Daryl Buckley.
Digital sheet music sample surface given radiance : for vibraphones, crotales and quarter-tone metal tubes (2010) Commissioned by Eugene Ughetti, Speak Percussion.
the air a bright shatter of wings : for small orchestra (2010) Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Digital sheet music sample the abundance of breath : for soprano and trumpet (2009) Commissioned by the Musical Society of Victoria, courtesy of the inaugural David Henkels Composition Award 2009