Interactive Composition

Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium encourages initiative, entrepreneurship and creative skills in a contemporary music context.

Wally Gunn received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Composition) with Honours degree in 2006.

Study Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium

We focus on commercially driven cross-art modes of composition which may include writing music for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop song, advertising, video gaming, online, installation art and sound design.

Our composers create new artistic work in group environments and embrace the theoretical and practical study of the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal structures and process of contemporary music.

What is Interactive Composition

Interactive Composition courses

I always saw music as a hobby, then one day I thought: if this is the thing I want to do forever, why not learn everything I can about it in a structured environment, with like-minded people, being taught by professionals and have access to amazing equipment and gear (that I can’t afford)?

Jessie Warren
Bachelor of Music, specialisation in Interactive Composition
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Conservatorium Events

Music Neuroscience Symposium 2020 – How Music Sculpts the Brain

Monday 24 Feb 2020 at 5:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences are delighted to welcome as our recently appointed Professorial Fellow in the MSPS, Dr Isabelle Peretz, from the University of Montreal. Dr Peretz’s keynote will describe the main findings of more than thirty...

Puccini Double Bill: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Thursday 12 Mar 2020 - Sunday 15 Mar 2020
The Coopers Malthouse
Featuring the next generation of Australia’s emerging opera performers, Master of Music (Opera Performance) students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music present Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. In the first, Sister Angelica is a young noblewoman who has been forced to become a ...
  • Folio Live 2019

    at 8:30pm - 8:30pm
    Collaborative sound and media works by graduating students of the Interactive Composition program. Over five evenings Interactive Composition students brought Grant Street The...
  • Alexandra Olijnyk

    OffshoreFirst Commission inspired by Hurricane: rally against a social injustice.Artist Statement:Offshore is a response to the abhorrent treatment of asylum seekers by the Au...
  • Cheryl Ho

    RoomFirst Commissions inspired by Self Portrait with Monkeys: divulge an unattainable desire.Artist StatementRoom explores the desire of wanting to be in both Singapore and Me...

News

Meet Tilly Webb, Interactive Composition student at the University of Melbourne

3 October 2019
Now in her third year, musician Tilly Webb explains why she chose to study Interactive Composition, and how she learned to trust her gut....

Meet Ng Sze Min, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) graduate from the Melbourne Conservatorium

25 July 2019
After completing a three-year diploma in music composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Ng Sze Min moved to Melbourne to study Interactive Compositio...

Five questions for Dr Anthony Lyons, Interactive Composition lecturer, University of Melbourne

8 April 2019
Composer, performer and academic Dr Anthony Lyons has created an incredibly diverse range of music in his career, from orchestral works to EDM to multimedia installations. But...