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        Iain Grandage

        Iain Grandage composes, conducts and performs. He has received the prestigious Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, the Ian Potter Emerging Composer Fellowship, and been Composer-in-Residence with the WA Symphony Orchestra, and Musician-in-Residence at the UWA School of Music, where he is currently an Honorary Research Fellow.

        He has won five Helpmann Awards for his work in the theatre – for best original score (Cloudstreet, The Secret River, When Time Stops) and for Music Direction (Little Match Girl, Secret River) and six Green Room awards. His concert works are regularly performed in Australia and overseas, and he enjoys longstanding collaborations with The Black Arm Band, Gurrumul, Meow Meow, Tim Minchin and Eddie Perfect.


        Title Description Composer Voicing

        Hush: on the Death of a Bush Church


        This secular piece laments the loss caused to both western and indigenous cultures when white miners arrive to mine for gold.

        Three Australian Bush Songs


        This wonderful piece portrays three phases of the day: Sunrise, emerging in the stillness of the dawn, Birds, reflecting the vitality of the noonday, and the vibrant bird calls in the “Australian) bush, and Sunset, where the conclusion to the set of songs is a slow chordal diminuendo as the sun sets. Each movement can be performed separately.


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