Younger composer lands US carillon composition prize

Younger composer Caspian Scott. Photograph Elizabeth Scott.

A SECOND-year composition scholar on the ANU Faculty Music has crushed a world area of entrants to win a US carillon composition competitors.

Caspian Scott, of Chisholm, wins $US500 and a efficiency on Iowa State College’s Stanton Memorial Carillon for his work, “Idle Spires for Carillon”, and says ANU Faculty of Music carillon lecturer Thomas Laue hopes to discover a spot for the brand new work at our personal Nationwide Carillon quickly.

The Memorial Carillon, named after Margaret MacDonald Stanton, the Iowa college’s first dean of girls, is a free-standing tower that’s central to a significant carillon competition.

Scott, whose mother and father, Elizabeth and James Scott, are the director-founders of Carry out Australia drama academy in Fyshwick, instructed “CityNews” he had grown up in a inventive theatre setting, however went down the trail of music.

An electrical bass participant by selection, he first studied music at Telopea Park highschool beneath Robert Clements then at Narrabundah School beneath John Black and Marion Budos, the latter encouraging him to go on to the Faculty of Music.

There he has been finding out composition with Chris Sainsbury, Frank Millwood, Stephen Leek and Alexander Hunter, additionally attending a lecture by Laue on find out how to write for the carillon.

“I’m no knowledgeable in carillon composition,” Scott tells me,” however I perceive how the overtones and harmonics are totally different to different devices.”

He’s simply completed a writing a string quartet piece and one other for guitar, and plans to put in writing for a group group quickly.
Scott can also be behind an initiative to carry a composer’s live performance showcasing the work of younger composers within the Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU Faculty Music at 7pm on October 24. All welcome.