EDUCATION AND TRAINING
PhD (Music Composition) Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney (2008). Thesis titled: Compositions Exploring Microtonal Structures and Interference Beats
Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition, (First Class Honours) - Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Honours thesis titled: Harry Partch’s Just Intonation.
Private study of electro-acoustic composition with Professor Denis Smalley at City University in London in 2005 for two months (Big Brother Scholarship).
Private Study of the microtonal tuning systems of Ervin Wilson with Kraig Grady, 2009.
COMPOSITION LECTURING & TUTORING
2017 - 2019 Sessional composition tutor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
2017 - 2019 Lecturer and course designer of MUSC2614 composition workshop subject at Sydney University.
2018 - Mentor for Ensemble Offspring’s ‘Hatched Academy’ in Sydney.
PERFORMANCES OF COMPOSITIONS
2019 - A Galaxy of Suns : Live sonification of start data for choir. Performed by the Oriana Choir at Bankfooot House in the Glass House Mountains as part of the HORIZON FESTIVAL
2018 - Orbital Resonances: Instrumental composition for flute, clarinet, piano, aluphone and performer triggered electronic music part. Commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Offspring at Glebe Town Hall as part of their ‘Hatched Academy’ concert.
2018 - Bowing Rainbows : Live performance for bowed electronic wine glasses, amplified violin, piano strings and coloured light. Backstage Music series curated by Lamorna Nightingale at Woodburn Collectives, Redfern, Sydney, NSW.
2018 - Loom Patterns: Solo for organetto and sine tones. Performed by Bree Van Reyk. Commissioned by and presented at the Art Gallery of NSW in the 'Music in This Stillness' concert as part of the 'Art After Hours' program, in association with the 'Lady and the Unicorn' tapestries on exhibit.
2017 - A Galaxy of Suns : live choir, electronic music, cello and coloured lighting. MELBOUNE FESTIVAL, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne.
2016 - Vibraphone Theories : New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF). Peformed by Travis Garrison.
2016 - A Galaxy of Suns : Live sonification of start data for choir. Performed by Gurt Lush choir in Bristol as part of the BRISTOL BIENNALE
2016 – A Galaxy of Suns : Live sonification of start data for choir. Performed by The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus Choir for Dark MOFO in Hobart, Tasmania.
2016 – Air : Soprano, Harp & Flute. Commissioned and performed by Jane Sheldon for her ‘Symbioses’ concert series.
2015 – Lumina : Recorder duet with interactive coloured light. Performed by The Recorder Project, Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, Sydney, VIVID FESTIVAL.
2013 - Node : Microtonal Flute solo using enharmonic fingerings. Commissioned and performed by Janet McKay for her PhD flute recital 'Significant Other' at the Judith Wright Centre, Queensland.
2013 – Aether : Percussion Trio for Microtonal Glass Harmonica. Performed by Amanda Cole, Bree Van Reyk (Synergy Percussion) and Joshua Hill (Synergy Percussion). Performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney.
2013 – Vibraphone Theories : Vibraphone and Sine Tones. Performed in New York by Sean Statser. ExhAust ensemble concert 'Sine and Syrinx' presented by Music at First, Brooklyn.
2012 – Intermetallic : performed by Synergy Percussion at the Casula Powerhouse as part of the AURORA FESTIVAL.
2011 – Hydra : Clarini duet on instruments made by Lindsay Pollack. Performed by Ensemble Offspring at the Sydney Opera House.
2010 – Polymetrica : Percussion Quartet with metric lights. Performed by Looking Glass Percussion Ensemble (John Dewhurst, Joshua Hill, Daryl Pratt and Mark Robinson) at the Australian Institute of Music.
2010 - Glisten : Electronic Music Composition Selected for inclusion for the 2010 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
2009 - Vibraphone Theories : Vibraphone and sequenced sine tone interference beats. Performed by Kroumata (leading European percussion ensemble) International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) Festival, 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden. This piece has been performed throughout Europe and recorded by Portuguese percussionist Nuno Aroso on his CD Technicolor [Aroso 001CD.SPA]
2009 - Tetrachrome : Microtonal Saxophone Quartet Performed at the Music Workshop by Nexas Quartet, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 2009. Commissioned byNexas Quartet through the Australia Council for the Arts.
2009 - Choreosound 09: an artistic lab that focused on the process of composing contemporary dance and music and was designed to explore and develop the collaboration between choreographers and composers. Five choreographers and five composers, ten dancers and ten musicians within the field of contemporary dance and music participated. A Public Demo took place at Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden on October 1st. http://vimeo.com/groups/contemporarydance/videos/12480503
2009 - Sine Fields : Mixed ensembles and sequenced sine tone interference beats. Performed by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s ‘Modern Music Ensemble’. Conducted by Daryl Pratt.
2003 – Cirrus : Percussion trio for custom built Microtonal Glass Harmonica performed by Ensemble Offspring at the Paddington Uniting Church.
EXHIIBITIONS OF SOUND INSTALLATIONS AND ARTWORKS
2019 - Coronal Mass: An electrically-charged wave of sound surges through the gallery, transcribing the live patterns of the solar wind and the Aurora Australis. In collaboration with visual artist Michaela Gleave and programmer Warren Armstrong. Exhibited as part of DARK MOFO, Hobart, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre June 14-June 23.
2017 - A Galaxy of Suns: 6 speakers playing a live sonification of star data (tuned percussion samples). Linden Observatory, Blue Mountains NSW. Curated as part of the 'Altitude Now' series.
2014- Amanda worked with architect Lindsay Webb to create a site-specific sound installation in the Australia Square Building called We are Hear for the Expanded Architecture exhibition.
2010 Stereo Typed (group exhibition) at the Object Gallery Sydney. Collaboration between Amanda Cole (Sydney) and Ellen Lupton (New York). September 4 –14.
2010 – 59th Blake Art Prize, finalist with collaborative work Twitter Hymn Book, National art School Gallery, Sydney, September 3 – October 3.
2010 – Interactive Installation: Twitterphonicon by Warren Armstrong and Amanda Cole displayed in foyer of UTS for the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference.
2010 – Installation: Programmable Light Metronome exhibited in ‘Dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity’ exhibition. Serial Space, Sydney.
2008 – Interactive Installation The Elastic Band by Amanda Cole, Jo Cuzzi and Patsy Lamana. Exhibited at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.
2007 - Drawings on envelopes exhibited in the group exhibition ‘Art Groupie’ at Tap Gallery.