NOISY WOMEN commissioning circle

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With this year being all about championing female composers at Ensemble Offspring, we thought it apt to launch our first ever commissioning circle, NOISY WOMEN on International Women’s Day.


In our year celebrating the work of women, we are calling for a bunch of passionate people to raise $3000 to support the commissioning and workshopping of a new composition by the talented Sydney-based composer Fiona Hill, for premiere in 2018.

If you’re as passionate as we are about seeing more female composers on concert programs, we invite you to join our first ever commissioning circle and be part of creating this new work.

Whether it’s $25 or $500 – every single donation makes a difference. Donations $100 and over will be acknowledged in programs and on the score. Donations $250 and over will also be invited to rehearsals of the work.

For more info or to donate, visit: https://www.givenow.com.au/noisywomen


Growing up wedged between factories and forest, it this space Fiona attempts to fill compositionally. Creating sounds that occupy an experimental, freethinking yet universally beautiful place is her objective. A common theme in Hill’s electroacoustic work is the sourcing of sounds from nature and industrial environments and blending these in a musical space incorporating acoustic instruments, live performers and spatialised sonic environments.

Electroacoustic projects include: an extended work Chromoson (2010) for electronics, solo soprano, and film in 10 channel surround sound with multiple projections and Unity in Blue (2008) for 9 musicians and electroacoustics. Other recent projects include TV series A Dog’s Tale (2017), audiobook Toilers of the Sea (2015) and short film Milk and Cookies, shortlisted for Tropfest (2014).

Hill was Composer in Residence at Trinity Grammar School for nine years and has studied composition in Paris, Montreal, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, under composers Graeme Koehne, Trevor Pearce, Martin Armiger, Jean Lesage and Sean Ferguson. She holds a Masters in Screen Composition from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.