Dr. Damien Ricketson

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The music of Sydney-based composer Damien Ricketson is characterised by colourful sound-worlds, novel forms and is often multi-sensory in nature.

Recent research has focused on the physiological relationship between sound and the body in the pursuit of a visceral music to bypass the brain and act directly on the nervous system. Damien was the co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of the new music organisation Ensemble Offspring (1995-2015), and the Program Leader of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2015-2019).

Major works have included The Howling Girls (2018), an experimental opera co-created with director Adena Jacobs; The Secret Noise (2014); and Fractured Again (2010).

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