ComposersAlex Turley

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Murray Kearney NSW viola

Alex Turley’swork exploresthe subtleties of musical texture through a fine atmospheric lens.Originally from Western Australia and now based in Melbourne, Alex studied Composition and Music Technology at WAAPA before completing a Master of Music at the Sydney Conservatoriumin2020.Alex is passionate about the potential of storytelling through music and the elevation of diverse perspectivesintraditionally classical spaces.

Alex’s music has been performed by the Atlanta, Melbourne,Sydney, Tasmanianand West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Forest Collective, Intercurrent, Soundstream Collective, Argo, Grey Wing Ensemble, Golden Gate Brass, Voyces, Naya Choraleand community groups across five continents. He has collaborated with the likes of Eskimo Joe, Lucy Durackand Anthony Calleaand scored theatrical productions at The Blue Room Theatre, Theatre Works, kxt bAKEHOUSEand Studio Underground WA.

In 2018, Alex held composer-in-residence positions with Melbourne-based chamber outfit Forest Collectiveand the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia.His orchestral work City of Ghostswas recently featured by Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in their 2019 seasonto critical acclaim.

So far, 2021 sees performances of new commissions from the Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin Symphony Orchestras, a collaborative work with Maningrida-based rock band Ripple Effect, an electroacoustic song cycle based on text from queer/LGBTI+ identifying Australian writers and a musical about talking pot plants.

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Biography current to March 2021

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