Sean X. Quinn

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Described as ‘protean, innovative, thorough, precise and imaginative’, Sean Quinn is a composer and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and has studied with Christine McCombe, Melody Eötvös and Johannes Schöllhorn. He has written for a variety of settings; from solo instrument and electroacoustic through to large ensemble and vocal works. Much of his practice is centred around collaborative and observational connectivity and communication, as well as the interdisciplinary within performance and score presentation. His compositional voice is driven by a sense of constant metamorphosis; music that learns, adapts and reacts to itself and it’s surroundings. There is great attention to space, stillness and colouristic inflection. It has often been described as ‘very lyrical’ and ‘poetic’, but also delves into darker, ‘writhing’ and intensely intimate elements of musicality. Sean strives to showcase the highest standard and virtuosity of both his own craft and the craft of a performer.
 
His ambitious character precedes him with a string of commissions forming quickly across 4 continents. His works have been performed nationally and internationally, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and Iwaki Auditorium. He has worked with Clarinetist Richard Haynes, bassoonist James Aylward, percussion collective Speak Percussion and members of Ensemble MusikFabrik amongst others, and has recently entered a publishing contract with the Paris-based publishing house, BabelScores.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Activating shadows for clarinet and trombone (2020)
Screens ... between you and me ... (2020)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Manufacturers; things that are made to be broken for improvising ensemble of at least 4 performers and electronics (2020)

String Quartet


Screens ... between you and me ... (2020)

Solo Instrument


Understated matter for double-bell horn (2020)
The interference of forces from the beyond... for prepared guitar (2020)
Tempting offers for solo trombone (2020)
Proximity to the light... for solo guitar (2020)
Starling sandbox for solo piccolo (2020)
Blok short study in timbre - for solo percussion (2020)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Angler for Strings and Percussion (2018)
Activating shadows for clarinet and trombone (2020)
Angler for Strings and Percussion (2018)
Blok short study in timbre - for solo percussion (2020)
Manufacturers; things that are made to be broken for improvising ensemble of at least 4 performers and electronics (2020)
Proximity to the light... for solo guitar (2020)
Screens ... between you and me ... (2020)
Starling sandbox for solo piccolo (2020)
Tempting offers for solo trombone (2020)
The interference of forces from the beyond... for prepared guitar (2020)
Understated matter for double-bell horn (2020)