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I am a composer of contemporary classical music based in Sydney, Australia. I have worked as a freelance composer across a wide variety of areas including orchestral, chamber, electronic, installation and film composition and I am particularly interested in exploring notions of landscape and the physics of our natural world and universe in my work. Composition provides a way to express and understand the world around me and an outlet for the sounds conceived by my imagination.
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*Article: Music of our time by Cat Hope, read more here.
Latest News and Activities:
Peter McNamara has been selected as the winner of the "Classical" category in the APRA Professional Development Awards. For further information please click here.
Peter McNamara is mentioned briefly in Peter McCallum's new book The Centenary of the Con, a very interesting publication outlining the history of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The book has been reviewed by the Limelight Magazine, and is available to purchase through Allen and Unwin.
Peter McNamara's new work Voice of the Depths was premiered by Stephanie McCallum and Brad Gill at the Sideband: The Fading of Culture and Memory concert at the Old Darlington School. This work will also feature in the Sideband: Homage concert at the Mosman Art Gallery on July 23, performed by Kerry Yong and Brad Gill as well as White Noise (2013 version).
The premiere of Peter McNamara's solo percussion work Voltage will occur at the innovative outdoor concert event Sideband: Light Wells, held in the courtyards of 2 of the Sydney Conservatorium light wells on August 21 2016.
The premiere of Peter McNamara's work written for the Gallipoli Songs Prize in 2014 entitled The General's Garden will occur on September 1 at the Sydney Conservatorium's War and Remembrance concert, performed by Michael Halliwell and David Miller.
The Styx for percussion soloist and chamber orchestra has been programmed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, and will be performed at their Contemporary Music Concert on October 11 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music conducted by Brian Chatpo-Koo.
Amplitude for percussion and pre-recorded electronics will be performed in the Sideband: in Between concert at the Red Rattler in Sydney on November 4 2016. For more information go to the Sideband website.
* Peter McNamara is a co-artistic director of Sideband.
Peter McNamara's work Krazny for solo trombone and pre-recorded electronics has been programmed by Netherlands-based trombonist Sam Nolan sometime in 2016.