Vincent Giles

  • PhD (sonic practice)
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours) (Composition)
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Born in 1985, Vincent Giles is a composer; a tinkerer with acoustic and electronic sound in the context of concert music, electronic music, installation, and performance. His works are influenced by the natural world, science and mathematics, and self-imposed compositional limitations, and he sees music as a type of manifestation of already-existent natural phenomena and relationships, similar to how mathematics is often a notational form of those same relationships. Reflecting his fascination with things like particles, galaxies, atoms, chemicals, biological systems, and so on, his work often employs what he called polyphony of form, meaning that in a work there are often multiple structural forms superimposed, counterpointed against one another, interacting in tumultuous ways.

He is one of two Artistic Directors for the Tilde New Music Festival, a yearly festival and academy that provides a platform for experimentation and collaboration in new music, teaches composition at the Australian Institute of Music, is represented by the Australian Music Centre, and is published by – and on the review panel for – Wirripang. Vincent has studied with a heap of composers and performers over the years, but would prefer not to mention them here. Outside music, he enjoys cooking and blogging about vegan food, drinking coffee and craft beer (not at the same time), pretending to garden, reading, and being a part-time recluse.

Lessons rates are $80/hour charged in 15-minute blocks after the first hour. Lessons are a minimum of one hour in duration, often more.

Macleod, VIC
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Heidelberg, VIC
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Details last updated on January 27, 2018