COMPOSERS / 2021
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Tristan Coelho is Sydney-based composer who writes music largely inspired by either the natural world, especially the idea of amplifying otherwise soft and delicate sounds, or our digital, data-driven world. Project highlights include Rhythm City, for piano, live video sampler and electronics toured by Zubin Kanga in 2019; Smell of the Earth, commissioned for the Canberra International Music Festival and performed by Tambuco Percussion; read/write error, commissioned by Ensemble Offspring and finalist in the APRA Art Music Awards, and an interactive music soundscape walk inspired by the local surrounds of Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Tristan also works in the area of music for visual media and dance and his orchestration and arrangement credits include work for Japanese video game composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, Australian composers Brenda Gifford and Matthew Hindson, oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros, Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.