Hi, I’m Claire! I’m a composer of contemporary classical music based in Hobart, Tasmania. Nature inspires many of my compositions, particularly the incredibly diverse Tasmanian landscape, and I enjoy collaborating with artists across many disciplines. If you’re interested in collaborating with me on a new project, please don’t hesitate to contact me (see the About section for more details).
This January, I participated in the Composition Program at the 2020 Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) National Music Camp (NMC) and it was an unforgettable experience! Not only did I learn so much about my craft, but I also met some amazing and inspiring people, including my fellow composition participants Sophie Van Dijk, Alexander Voltz and Victor Arul, and our fantastic mentor Australian-American composer Melody Eötvös.
After a very busy end to last year working on a large-scale commission, I’ve now found time to reflect on my experiences working with the Flinders Quartet.
Working on the Lithium score for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and DRILL collaboration, “NEON Recording Project”, was an incredible experience. Read my interview with Stephanie Eslake of CutCommon, “When composer and choreographer meet for the first time”, to find out all about my experiences collaborating with DRILL choreographer Jaala Jensen.