Meet The Summers Night Project Composers

Meet the three composers from Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria who have been selected as part of The Summers Night Project, with the aim to grow the gender diversity in music programs Australia-wide. Each composer has been allocated a lead mentor from their home state, Cat Hope (VIC), Rebecca Erin Smith (WA) and Becky Llewellyn (SA), as well as has access to performer mentors from Decibel New Music Ensemble and Soundstream.

Their new works will be performed in concerts in each state, alongside works from their mentors – register your free attendance for WA, SA and VIC.

Olivia Davies (WA)

Olivia Davies is a Perth-based composer whose works involve classical, experimental and electro-acoustic approaches to composition and are often texturally driven and ambient in nature. She has participated in Tura’s Totally Huge New Musical Festival (2015 & 2017) and more recently, was one of six emerging composers commissioned for the latest Hush Foundation album Hush 18 which will be premiered by the Australian Chamber Orchestra later this year.

Carmen Chan Schoenborn (VIC)

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With a Master of Music in percussion performance, Carmen began creating graphic scores in Sweden as a response to her studies into graphic notation and interpretation, from which her project ‘Do You See What I Hear’ grew. She has been active in Melbourne’s experimental music scene since 2014.

Rachel Bruerville (SA)

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Adelaide-based Rachel Bruerville is a composer, arranger, cellist, singer, and writer. Some recent, excellent musical moments include composing for The Hush Foundation’s current national project, Hush 18, and composing/ performing her original solo cello/vocal score in award-winning 2017 Adelaide Fringe theatre production Stories in the Dark, which will be further developed in 2018.