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Victor Arul

Art Form: Music/Sound

Residency Year: 2022

Lives / works: Boorloo, Perth.

Victor Arul is a composer who has previously studied under Elliott Gyger at the University of Melbourne and James Ledger at the University of Western Australia. Victor has collaborated with a variety of groups including the Australian Youth Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Perth International Arts Festival, Piñata Percussion and the University of Western Australia’s wind and symphony orchestras. Victor has worked with distinguished musicians including Ashley William Smith, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Semra-Lee Smith, Allan Meyer, Brianna Louwen, and Gladys Chua. Some of Victor’s upcoming projects in 2022 include pieces for the Halcyon Ensemble, a subset of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dutala, and solo pieces for his close acquaintances at the University of Western Australia. He is to begin his doctoral studies at Harvard University under Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku in August 2022. Aside from his compositional work, Victor leads the Sibelius Symphony No. 26 Ensemble

In residence at Bundanon

For his residency, Victor will be acquiring materials for a prospective electroacoustic piece. In particular, Victor’s residency project is predicated upon conducting field recordings of the natural soundscapes exhibited by Bundanon. These field recordings will serve as the basis of a surround sound fixed media piece that will be composed directly following his residency. The aim of this piece will be to incorporate modernist techniques from classical electronic realms of musique concrete and elektronische music whilst emphasizing and exploring the natural beauties encompassed by Bundanon. The piece will have public showings in Western Australia and will also be published online.


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