Hi, I’m Claire! I’m a composer of contemporary classical music based in lutruwita/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).
In 2020, I was commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) to compose three educational works for descant recorder and professional ensemble. As I am a recorder player myself, I was thrilled to be involved in this project and to have the opportunity to perform the descant recorder parts for all 25 works alongside musicians from the TSO. Read more about Recorder Lift Off! here.
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.
I wish to acknowledge the traditional owners and continuing custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. I pay my respects to Aboriginal Elders past, present, and emerging, and to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community who continue to care for Country.