- composer // writer

Curriculum Vitae

Anthony Leigh Dunstan

composer // writer

 

2002 – present

Classical Composer

ebb – 8’00” (NL, 2018)

for voice, violin and reverb

huh – 6’30” (NL, 2018)

for baritone sax (and delay)

flocc – 9’30” (AUS, 2017)

for flute (+alto), cello, piano, and percussion

Haze4’00” (NL, 2017)

for carillon

displaced – 4’30” (NL, 2016)

for soprano, guitar, and oboe

ti_me – 12′ (NL, 2015)

for mixed 16-piece choir

Nagele door Nagele #1 – 9’15” (NL, 2015)

for Violin, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, and Harpsichord

corrugations: 3 miniatures – 8’30” (NL/SWI, 2014)

for soprano and percussion.

Film Composer

Studio Mittens teaser (NL, 2017)

Film score for piano

Studio mittens showreel (NL, 2017)

Film score for chamber ensemble

HOPE XXL – The Speech – 4’30” (NL/US, 2014)

Film score for chamber ensemble

sleep – 10’ (NL, 2010)

electro-acoustic and film by Andy Warhol.

Cement City – A suburban opera in 1 Act – 30’ (AUS, 2009)

for Tenor, Baritone, two boy sopranos, large ensemble and film

 

2000 – present

Theatre Maker

why are you shouting at me? – 8-10’ (NL, 2011; HUN, Extended 2017)

mini-opera for soprano, mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble.

Sonata for solo trombone: a musician’s monologue  – 20′ (NL, 2016)

Music Theatre work for solo trombone and film

Baba Jaga – a modern fairy-tale opera – in 1 Act – 30’ (NL, 2013/2014)

For Coloratura, Soprano, Tenor, and Mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble

(7 players)

De Tweede Mijl: an anti-ego opera – 15’ (NL, 2011)

in 3 scenes

under the influence of nostalgia – 18’ (NL, 2011)

Solo tenor and large ensemble.

as I hear it – 8’ (NL/AUS, 2011)

solo piano.

thread – 10’30” (NL, 2010)

Music theatre work for Paetzold recorder, Stage Performer, and electronics.

Cement City – A suburban opera in 1 Act – 30’ (AUS, 2009)

for Tenor, Baritone, two boy sopranos, large ensemble and film

 

2011 – present

Public Speaker

Actor, Voice actor, Master of ceremony, Interviewer

Prix Annelie de Man 2018 – Master of ceremony

Uitgeverij Deviant – voice actor – native Australian accent; proficient English accent

Primephonic – Podcast announcer/interviewer

Smaakt naar Muziek 2012-2018 – Master of ceremony

Romeo and Juliet – Actor/Benvolio

I can fly – Actor/monologue

2012 – present

Production

Production manager, Production assistant, event coordinator

Smaakt naar Muziek 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018Production manager

Prix Annelie de Man 2018 – Production assistant

 

2008 – present

Performed by

Rosa Ensemble (NL), Opera Zuyd (NL), Chronology Arts (AUS), Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows (AUS), The Song Company (AUS), Black Pencil Ensemble (NL), Apollo Ensemble (NL), Jerboah (NL), Waverley City Brass Band (AUS), St Catherine’s Orchestra  (AUS), Maastricht Conservatorium Opera Department (NL), Anne Veinberg (AUS/RUS), Nora Fischer (NL), Sarah Jeffery (UK), Ari Hrodmarsson (ICE), Charles Hens (NL), Joost Geevers (NL), Tim Frances (AUS/GER), Irini Tzanetoulakou, Kaylie Dunstan (AUS), Imai Ayane (KOR), Ryan Williams (AUS).

 

2000 – present

Venues

Concertgebouw (NL), Melkweg (NL), Konzertsaal (GER), Opera Zuyd (NL), Abdij Rolduc (NL), ECI Cultuurfabriek (NL), Dokzaal (NL), Heitinckzaal (NL), Sweelinckzaal (NL), Roode Bioscoop (NL), Werftheatre (NL), Theatrezaal (NL), Ensemblezaal (NL), Red Rattler Theatre (NL), Sydney Town Hall (AUS), Vergruggen Hall (AUS), Workshop Theatre (AUS), Italian Forum Performing Arts Centre (AUS), East Recital Hall (AUS), West Recital Hall (AUS), State Theatre (AUS), Melbourne Recital Centre (AUS), Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (AUS), Riverside Theatre (AUS).

2005 – present

Writer

Freelance writer, researcher, classical database expert at primephonic.com

Sample articles:

The Elusive English Sound

New York Lung Power with loadbang

Carlo Maria Giulini: Italian Opera Maestro of the 20th Century

Much Adés About Nothing: Madness in Modernity

Interview: Michel van der Aa on Contemporary Opera

Out of the Chill of Sibelius’s Shadow: Finland 100

Co-editor/writer of New Music Arena monthly newsletter (CvA)

Master exegesis (Master of Composition – Usyd)Words and music: approaches to text-setting.

Master dissertation (Master of Composition – CvA)De Tweede Mijl: searching for inspiration in the cracks of society.

Honours exegesis (1st Class Honours – Composition)

Comparative study of Penderecki’s Fluorescences (1961)  and Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto (1970).

 

Librettos + Plays

I can fly: monologue (2005); Split for 4 voices and ensemble (2008); Cement City: opera in 1 Act (2008-2009); De Tweede Mijl: an anti-ego opera (2009-2011); Why are you shouting at me?: miniature opera (2011/2016); Mangoes: monologue (2017); Ebb for voice, violin, and reverb (2018).

 

2008 – present

Performed by

Diamanda La Berge Dramm (NL/USA), Rubiks Collective (AUS), Rosa Ensemble (NL), Opera Zuyd (NL), Chronology Arts (AUS), Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows (AUS), The Song Company (AUS), Black Pencil Ensemble (NL), Apollo Ensemble (NL), Jerboah (NL), Maastricht Conservatorium Opera Department (NL), Anne Veinberg (AUS/RUS), Nora Fischer (NL), Sarah Jeffery (UK), Ari Hrodmarsson (ICE), Charles Hens (NL), Joost Geevers (NL), Tim Frances (AUS/GER), Irini Tzanetoulakou, Kaylie Dunstan (AUS), Imai Ayane (KOR), Ryan Williams (AUS).

 

2000 – present

Venues

Concertgebouw (NL), Melkweg (NL), Konzertsaal (GER), The Domain Amphitheatre (AUS), The Tivoli Concert Hall (DEN), MusikHuset Aarhus (DEN), The Old Town Hall Ribe (DEN), MusikHuset Esbjerg (DEN), Opera Zuyd (NL), Abdij Rolduc (NL), ECI Cultuurfabriek (NL), Dokzaal (NL), Haitinkzaal (NL), Sweelinckzaal (NL), Roode Bioscoop (NL), Werftheater (NL), Theaterzaal (NL), Ensemblezaal (NL), Red Rattler Theatre (NL), Sydney Town Hall (AUS), Verbrugghen Hall (AUS), Italian Forum Performing Arts Centre (AUS), State Theatre (AUS), Melbourne Recital Centre (AUS), Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (AUS), Riverside Theatre (AUS).

 

2000 – 2009

French horn player

Sydney Youth Orchestra (AUS), Chronology Arts (AUS), Wollongong Symphony Orchestra (AUS), NSW Corrective Services Band (AUS), Wollongong City Brass Band (AUS),     Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra (AUS), Illawarra Performing Arts Orchestra (AUS), Music Theatre ON-LOCATION Orchestra (AUS), NSW University Orchestra (AUS), Riverside Musical Society (AUS), The Zenith Theatre (AUS), Seymour Centre (AUS).

 

2002 – 2009

Educator

in Composition and Brass

WEST Den Haag (NL), St Catherine’s School (AUS), SCEGGS-Darlinghurst (AUS),

Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College (AUS), St Andrew’s School (AUS), Paddington Public School (AUS), Coogee Public School (AUS).

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EDUCATION

2009 – 2011

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Mmus (Composition)

2007 – 2009 (2011)

Conservatorium of Music, Sydney

Mmus (Composition)

Scholarship/s held: Dame Joan Irvine Scholarship; University Postgraduate Award

2008

University of Sydney

Master course (Script writing)

Award: Distinction

2002 – 2006

Conservatorium of Music, Sydney

Bmus (Composition – 1st class Honours) (2006)

Scholarship/s held: Doris Burnett Ford Scholarship; Dame E C Walker Bursary; Iris Oakley Sutor Award

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EXPERTISE & PERSONAL QUALITIES

Bilingual: English; Dutch

Social and professional  

I have a healthy combination of introvert/extrovert social and professional skill sets. I can relate to almost anyone. I consider myself to be an understanding, accepting, and insightful person. As a composer, writer and theatre maker I’ve worked with a wide range of personalities in co-composing, recordings, writer/research teams, workshops and performances with ensembles, soloists, stage directors and actors. As a musician I’ve performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles on both a leadership and subordinate level. Due to my experience as a chef, I work extremely well under high-pressure situations and am able to adjust quickly and confidently. These skills are essential when working in performing arts productions.

Administrative and organisational

I have experience in organising and producing concerts, theatre productions, multidisciplinary events (Smaakt naar Muziek), running workshops and rehearsals in mediums of classical music, hospitality (horeca), film, stage and theatre.

Other proficiencies

Computer: Mac/Windows, Office, Logic, Finale, Adobe, Audacity.

Public speaking: acting, voice acting, script writing/editing, poetry and storytelling.

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