“Music is like connective tissue, or a mycorrhizal network. Bringing together threads and textures in a temporal space - bathing us in the human experience. ”
Fiona Hill is a composer specialising in collaborative projects for screen, stage and concert hall.
Emotive, textural and organic, Fiona Hill’s “striking timbral exploration of abstract sonic properties” (Music Trust) and “seamless working in of live electronics” (Sydney Arts Guide) blends new technologies with corporeal evocations to generate detailed and immersive sound worlds. Composed through the layering of textural and harmonic sounds her music creates a deep and expansive bedrock on which to place melodic materials concerned with a freedom of spirit.
As a composer Fiona has a deepening collaborative based practice, both through a response and interaction with sonic materials as well as through direct collaboration with other artists. Her work has been recognised with multiple awards and nominations including: winner of ‘The Stelvio Cipriani international Film Scoring Competition’ 2022, winner of ‘Best Film Score’ at the Seoul International Short Film Festival 2021 and nominations at the APRA AMCOS Screen Music Awards for ‘Best Music for a Short Film’ 2021 and the APRA Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards for ‘Work of the Year Large Ensemble’ 2022 and ‘Work of the Year Electroacoustic/Soundart’ 2020.
Fiona has composed works for the Tasmanian Symphony orchestra (Śūnyatā), Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows (Palynology), Sydney Dance Company (Habituate, Circumstance 2020, Springtime Again, Energetic Force), Ensemble Offspring (Pentography) as well as multiple electroacoustic and multi-channel works (Chromoson, Imago, In:Flux, Unity in Blue, Spider). Her Film credits include award winning short film ‘Circumstance 2020’ with director Sue Healey, ‘A Dog’s Tale’ TV series, ‘Healing Our Trauma’ web series and award winning shorts ‘Loveproof’ and ‘Two Nights’.
Fiona is a Masters graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and is currently completing a PhD in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
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Sandris Murins interviews Fiona Hill for his blog and YouTube channel
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I would like to acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug people, the traditional custodians of this land on which I work and live and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.