History Meets Innovation - Conductor
Sunday 2 Dec
Since studying conducting with Ezra Rachlin and debuting with La Belle Helene (Canberra Opera, 1979), Edward has become a regular orchestral recording conductor specialising in recording to image. In 1997 he conducted a series of recordings with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He was the founding Artistic Director of Camera Camerata (orchestral music for film recording project) in 1998 with the Australian Youth Orchestra and incorporating four teams of filmmakers and composers. In 2000, he conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in recordings of works for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. More recently he has conducted recordings of works by Richard Vella with the Sonic Art Ensemble. He is a composer of numerous orchestral, chamber and electroacoustic works for concert, theatre, dance, radio and film and has taught composition, especially music for film, at a number of universities and film schools in Australia and overseas.