Australian composer Nicole Murphy is the recipient of various awards, including the Nief Norf International Call for Scores (2016), the MAFB International Commissioning Prize (2015), the Theodore Front International Orchestral Prize (2013) and the Definiens C3 International Composer’s Award (2011). Nicole has been commissioned by eminent arts organisations including the Australian Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance (London), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Wild Rumpus (San Francisco), Chamber Sounds (Singapore), Ba Da Boom Percussion (Brisbane) and the Definiens Project (Los Angeles). She has received performances at numerous festivals including the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Connecticut), the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, the Nief Norf Festival (Tennessee) and the Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine). She holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Queensland Conservatorium and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland.
LISTEN: Bridge for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
Performers: Amy Sedan, flute; Sophie Huet, clarinet; Margaret Halbig, piano; Christy Kyong, violin; Joanne DeMars, violoncello.
That bridge was a construction of regret, the architecture of longing, over a river of melancholy.
— Richard James Allen, The Kamikaze Mind