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Art Music and contemporary performancE MAKING

I’ve been fixated on creating time-based work since I was 8. I started with classical (contemporary) music composition training and practice. After taking steps to establish myself as a composer, I quickly began to pursuing other long-term interests that I’d had… dance, physical theatre and performance art.

I draw from a very broad skills base in sound and music composition (electronic interactive and fixed-media, acoustic, scored, semi-scored, traditionally notated, unconventionally notated) that informs my approach to making performance experiences/works as well as music and sound.

I am interested in human nature, technology, and natural environment.

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Adventurous Bodies

Adventurous Bodies is a collection of music/sound works I’ve created for dance, physical theatre and contemporary performance from 2007-2018. Read more info here

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Recent and Current Work

‘Proxima’ is a piece I’m co-creating with Ben Hinchley as our ensemble “Flœk” with help from Dean Walsh and collaboration with Mark Oliveiro about human nature, technology and the natural environment. We use technology we’ve invented ourselves in an immersive audience interactive experience that offers a vision of a symbiotic future.

‘Second Nature’ is a theatre-performance work I’m collaborating with Dean Walsh on. Our performers are an ensemble we’re helping to establish called the “Jam and Bread Ensemble” based in Orange (regional NSW). Together, we’re exploring the depths of human nature and its relationship to the greater nature of our environment. The original concept was created by Dean during a development he had with Restless Dance Theatre a number of years ago, but never got the chance to complete.

Recent gig’s I’ve had; in May 2019 I created a 10 minute solo called “A Repeated Text” which invites the audience to test and redefine their boundaries. In March 2019 I worked on “Water’s Edge” by Legs On The Wall in sound design and diffusion. Earlier this year Alicia Crossley performed my work “E” (solo recorder and electronics), and Ensemble Q gave the premiere of my string quartet work “29”. Dean and I have gone out to Orange 3 times so far this year to develop “Jam and Bread Ensemble”. Read more about my work here

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Seven Stations

Seven Stations was my first album, released in 2014 and created in collaboration with poet Chris Mansell with singers Anna Fraser, Alison Morgan and instrumentalists Joshua HillJoe MantonStephan DuweEzmi Pepper. Album engineered and released by Hospital Hill.

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Video of and about my work

“A Repeated Text” for PACT Salon Dark and Lite May 2019.

Excerpts from a showing of "Proxima" by Flœk, performed May 2018

Dancer/Choreographer: Amy Mauvan Composer/AD: Andrew Batt-Rawden DOP: Leah Beanland
In "Love Spiral" pianist Jocelyn Ho plays to her live heart beat, and fiber optic attire responds. By Andrew Batt-Rawden with Ben Hinchley and Pierre Depaz.
Written by Andrew Batt-Rawden and performed by Elsen Price / Marcus Holden / Andrew Batt-Rawden and Benjamin Hinchley Video projection created by James Walker

Screen-test for a new documentary series The Commission. The project is being developed by Nicholas Searle, whose recent series BigArt screened on SBS in 2016.

In August 2016 The Australian Art Quartet peformed Butt Naked Salon at the Yellow House Sydney. As part of these performances Wendy painted the composer Andrew Batt-Rawden

Trailer of "Seven Stations", an album of my music with poetry by Chris Mansell produced by Hospital Hill, Alison Morgan and Anna Fraser vocals.

Excerpts of performance piece 'Morphic' at Seymour Centre. Director | Sarah-Vyne Vassallo Composer | Andrew Batt-Rawden Dancers | Brianna Kell, Anthea Doropoulos, Sarah Fiddaman Produced by DirtyFeet as part of their Vitality Season 2014 Video Production | Hospital Hill

Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America 28 · The NOISE Composed NOISE ℗ 2013 Vexations840 Released on: 2013-09-03 Artist: Andrew Batt-Rawden Ensemble: The NOISE Composer: Andrew Batt-Rawden