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

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
This two-night concert series features second and third year student ensembles from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in small ensemble settings. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your...

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
This two-night concert series features second and third year student ensembles from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in small ensemble settings. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your...

Jazz & Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
The Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program showcase their eclectic range of large ensembles, featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event s...
  • Mongrel 2019

    May 16 2019
    Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students collaborate to develop original works that are quick, hilarious, provocative and thoughtful. In our intimate cabaret setting...
  • Mongrel 2018

    May 1 2018
    The Oxford dictionary defines 'mongrel' as being 'of no definable breed or type'. See what happens when graduating Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students bring tog...
  • IC: Love Remixed

    May 1 2017
    Do you want to know what love is? Faculty of the VCA & MCM Staff and students collaborate to create an immersive experience of music, sound and vision ­led by the Inte...

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...