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Charlie Sdraulig : Associate Artist

Photo of Charlie Sdraulig

Photo: Andrew A. Watts


Intimacy, nuance, and quietude are the core themes of Charlie Sdraulig's creative practice. His work often draws attention to the social dynamics of musical situations, focusing on subtle sonic and gestural behaviours.

Highlights include headlining I N T I M A T E, a festival produced by Kinetic (UK), where Gwenaelle Rouger (France), Marco Fusi (Italy), and Winnie Huang (Australia) performed one to one-a meditative, hour long experience for one audience member at a time. His music has been presented at numerous festivals internationally, including Ear to the Ground (Belgium), Kalv Festivalen (Sweden), MATA (USA), Schloss Solitude Sommerfest (Germany), and SPOR (Denmark). His works have been performed and commissioned by major soloists and ensembles: Apartment House (UK), Distractfold (UK), ELISION (Australia), Ensemble SurPlus (Germany), Spektral Quartet (USA), Adam Tendler (USA), Heather Roche (Canada), Weston Olencki (USA), Zubin Kanga (Australia), and many others.

He holds a Doctorate in Composition from Stanford University, where he was supervised by Brian Ferneyhough. His research encompasses writing upon social interaction and innovative notations in experimental sonic practices, as well as timbre perception.

Charlie Sdraulig — current to May 2021

Studied with

Elliott Gyger (2007 - 2008)

Matthew Shlomowitz (2010 - 2011)

Brian Ferneyhough (2015 - 2020)


Collaborated with

Marco Fusi

Winnie Huang

Joshua Hyde

Zubin Kanga

Gwen Rouger


Influenced by

Liza Lim


Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample enfold : for pianist on an amplified, old upright, and audient (2020) Commissioned by Gwen Rouger.
tend : for gesturing, vocalising performer and audient (2019) Commissioned by Winnie Huang.
Digital sheet music sample collector : for solo piano (2015) Commissioned by Zubin Kanga.
Digital sheet music sample no one both : for violin, viola and cello (2013) This work was funded via fellowship from the Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, Stuttgart, Germany
Digital sheet music sample close : for clarinet, voice, and a bowed string (2012) Commissioned by Tim Rutherford‐Johnson for performance by Apartment House.
Still : chamber orchestra (2009) Commissioned as part of the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program for 2009-10.