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

Baroque Winter Academy - Quality Practice with Susan Williams

Sunday 21 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
An exploration of effective and creative ways to practise enabling musicians to: * Understand the basic principles of psychomotor learning * Introduce and share methods and strategies for practicing * Find out what aspects are strong and weak in your own practice * Modern insights from perform...

Baroque Winter Academy - Flow for Musicians with Rachael Beesley

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Simple and effective Flow ideas for musicians: * Increase awareness of contact with the instrument * Develop resonance produced by your body and the instrument * Enhance ease in playing through movement * Learn improvisation skills to study repertoire We strongly encourage booking in advan...

Baroque Winter Academy - Bohemian Baroque

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Artists’ concert from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Baroque Winter Academy performing repertoire from the highly virtuosic and sublime music from the Bohemian Baroque. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate a...
  • Mongrel 2019

    Performance, Event
    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

    Season, Performance
    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

    Concert
    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...

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

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. …

20 Mar 2019 | PRECINCT

Chiptunes and coffee spoons: meet Kenny McAlpine, lecturer in Interactive Composition

Professor Kenny McAlpine is the New Melbourne Enterprise Fellow in Interactive Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He talks to us about the creativity born …

14 Jan 2019 | PRECINCT

What is Interactive Composition at the University of Melbourne?

It defies easy definition, but those who have had anything to do with Interactive Composition at The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music know its value. …