Matthew Timmis is a composer from Adelaide, South Australia. He studied with David Harris, Peter Brideoke and Stephen Whittington at the University of Adelaide.¬†‚Ä®His music has been performed in Adelaide and around Australia, including performances on ABC Classic FM with ACME New Music Co. and the premier of his piece¬†Cargo¬†for solo semi-acoustic violin by Sarah Curro.‚Ä®During time spent living in Port Augusta and Quorn, Matthew was part of Country Arts SA’s development program, which saw him compose several large scale community based works; including¬†Car-cophony,¬†a performance piece for 12 cars and their stereos, and a rescoring of the 1922 silent classic¬†Nosferatu- A Symphony of Horror. After several performances around Australia, Car-cophony was recently restaged as parts of the 2013 Sydney Festival’s Parramatta Opening Party. ‚Ä®He created¬†The End of the Line¬† for the 2012 Kumukuki Festival as part of¬†Southern Encounter,¬†which was the winner of two 2013 APRA Art Music Awards- Excellence in a Regional Area and Excellence in Experimental Music.

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