concert music

Recent Commissions

In recent years my work has turned towards concert music, primarily focusing on interdisciplinary composition. Building on my professional background as a composer for film, theatre, and installations, my art music may incorporate other media, including still photography, animation, motion graphics, video and sculpture. I was made an Associate Artist of the Australian Music Centre in February 2015.

 

My latest piece, Vivre Sa Vie, Composer's Cut, was commissioned by the Australia Ensemble and had its World Premiere performance in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, on September 18, 2017.  I edited and re-scored Jean-Luc Godard's 1962 French New Wave classic, with the approval of Godard himself! 
Claire Edwardes-percussion
Ian Munro-piano
Geoffrey Collins-flutes
David Griffiths-clarinets

Broadcast: ABC Classic FM, September 19, 2017 (click button below to listen to the whole concert)

"The inventive synergy between the two (pictures and music) is a big part of the work’s impact: there are no words, but clarinet and flute manage to provide most eloquent dialogue; and when the ensemble break into an irresistible groove, the main character on screen can’t resist dancing. It’s playful, it’s dramatic, and it nudges the boundaries between live and recorded, screen and stage, concert and film with a delicious sense of exploration."
Harriet Cunningham, A Cunning Blog.

To read more about the film and the composition, read my article for the Australian Music Centre's Resonate Magazine, November issue, 2017

 

Or...listen to the Composer Conversation! Felicity Wilcox and Artistic Chair of the Australia Ensemble, Paul Stanhope, talk about her new commission Vivre Sa Vie, Composer's Cut.

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Snow, 2016

Mvt 2-Falling, for piano, cello and clarinet.
Cello-Freya Schack-Arnott, Piano-Scott Davie, Clarinet-Jason Noble
Video by Felicity Wilcox
World premiere: People of this Place, 100clicksWest Salon, November 19, 2016.

YURABIRONG (PEOPLE OF THIS PLACE), 2016

Bass clarinet-Jason Noble
Recording-Stephen Adams
Video by Ros Dunlop and Felicity Wilcox
Dedicated to Jason Noble and the Gadigal traditional owners
An expression of my sense of shared place, as a Sydney woman of many generations, deeply aware of the original Sydney people, the Gadigal who came before me and who continue on.

Recording: ABC Classic FM, June 2016
Broadcasts: ABC digital radio, "New Waves" 2016-17
CD release: Jason Noble, Chi's Cakewalk, 2017.

 

EXIT, 2015

Commissioned for Decibel New Music Ensemble, Interactive electroacoustic work based on “animated notation” World premiere: “Anime”, PICA (WA), September 5, 2015.

“Wilcox’s bound together the visuality of film, with music, and travel...and used time, in slowing and speeding it, in a manner that was most engaged in the world, but also prepared to challenge it. It spoke so eloquently of its matter that it was successful.”
G.H.Mathwin, Sensible Perth
 

Uncovered Ground, 2015

Commissioned for Ensemble Offspring and Ironwood, “Broken Consorts” tour.
World premiere: February 20, 2015, Bah’ai Temple Hobart.

Other dates in Feb-March 2015 and August 2016 include:  Burnie Arts Centre, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Newcastle Museum.
Performed by Claire Edwardes, Zubin Kanga, Lamorna Nightingale, Veronique Serret, Jason Noble, Julia Fredersdorff, Anna McMicheal, Nicole Forsyth, Daniel Yeadon.

Recording: ABC Classic FM, February 2015.
Broadcasts: ABC Classic FM, 2015-16, ABC Radio National, 2015.

“This engaging commission work comprehensively answers the brief of exploiting this collaboration’s combined ingredients and backgrounds...and blends early and new music styles effortlessly and seamlessly. Its inclusion is a highlight of the programme and a brilliant flagship for the sensibilities of the project.”
Paul Nolan, Sydney Arts Guide
 

Gouttes d’un Sang Etranger (Drops of Foreign Blood), 2014

Interdiscplinary electroacoustic piece with spoken word, text, video, and photography.
Doctoral work created through research at Sydney Conservatorium. 
Performance commissioned for Vivid, New Wave Sound Festival with the assistance of the Australia Council.
World premiere: Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, June 6, 2014.
Performed by Anthea Cottee, viola da gamba, Nathan Henshaw, saxophone and Felicity Wilcox, spoken word.
Visual Design by Natasha Dusenjko
Text by Felicity Wilcox
Images Felicity Wilcox/Natasha Dusnjko
Recording: ABC Classic FM, June 2014
Broadcast: ABC Classic FM, October 11, 2014

 

Quotet, 2013

Interactive chamber music/animation work. Commissioned for the Australia Piano Quartet and UTS Department of Animation.
Performed by Veronique Serret, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Thomas Rann, James Wannan
World premiere: UTS, Broadway, Sydney, September 4, 2013.

 

Dual, 2010

Commissioned for Halcyon Ensemble and Kammerklang Vox.
Interactive chamber music/photographic work.
Performed by Alison Morgan, Jenny Duck-Chong and the Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra.
World premiere: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, May 10-12, 2010.

 

CD RELEASES (Concert music compilations)

"Dual", on Kammerklang Alpha, 2013, Halcyon and Kammerklang Chamber Orchestra (Music Forge Australia)

"Yurabirong", on Chi's Cakewalk, 2017, Jason Noble.