CHRIS DENCH- Composer Portrait Series: Melbourne University New Music Studio

8th April

8pm Free, but booking essential to guarantee a seat

Melba Hall- Melbourne University


British-born but an Australian resident since the 1980’s, Chris Dench is one of Australia’s most important and influential composers. Within Australia he has been championed by groups including Elision, Libra and Speak Percussion. He has also influenced subsequent generations through his teaching. The ensemble is made up of new music specialists, each of whom has had a relationship with Chris and his music and all of whom are are M.C.M. staff, students or alumni .


Shards- recorder solo

Fundamental Processes- 10 string guitar solo From N(ict)t: Voice, guitar, recorder

Blood Music- 7 string electric guitar, Bass Clarinet, Quarter tone Vibraphone

Ryan Williams – recorder
Stuart Fisher – guitar
Justine Anderson – voice
Aviva Endean – clarinet
Peter Neville – vibraphone