Ciaran Frame

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Ciaran Frame is a young composer, media artist and educator currently based in Sydney. Having just completed his honours under the Board of Governors Scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ciaran is passionate about cross-disciplinary collaboration and education, working at the interstationg of data technology and music. His practice currently revolves around interactive and generative notation and performance systems, creating everything from sonification toolboxes to make music out of plants, to performance works where players must purchase their musical material. All the while, Ciaran is attemping to become a part of the rich history of contemporary classical music whilst also looking forward to what music might be like in fifty years time. Much of his work involves the synthesis of musical traditions, using new performance techniques and electronics integration as a way to understand and explore concepts and phenomena that are relevant to the society in which we live. He is strongly invested in preparing a sustainable future of interested, informed young musicians - a belief that has formed the basis of the creation of the 'midge' synthesiser. More recently, 2017 has seen Ciaran undertake a composition residency in the Arctic Circle as part of the Ars Bioarctica artist program, present at the 20th International Generative Art Conference and complete Ensemble Offspring's renowned Hatched Academy for emerging composers. His work has also been featured in Sydney's Vivid Light Festival (commissioned by Destination NSW), as well as venues such as Golden Age Cinemas, Alaska Projects, Central Park and Glebe Justice Centre. Outside of his creative endeavours, Ciaran's keen eye for detail has seen him typeset and engrave scores for high-end clientele, as well as found his own boutique music engraving and copying service Little Nook Music.