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2019-2021

Symphony Number 2 - Portraits of the Air

In progress

2018

Watching the Lights Go Out, Road Trip to Mars

Orchestral pieces for the Vantaa Composition Competition.

2017

Pacific Rim Variations

Winner, Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra 50th Anniversary Composition Competition

Three Spanish Portraits

Guitar compositions commissioned by Dr Paul Nash.

2016

Symphony Number 1 - Mutations

Slow Road

Music for guitar ensemble. Finalist in the Timo Korhonen Composition Competition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdVun6lj4qo

2015

Blue Yonder, Song of the White Cypress Pine, Down Celestial Avenue, Lament

Music for guitar and chamber ensembles. Commissioned by Gidi Ifergan.

2014

Homage to Albéniz

Solo guitar composition commissioned by Dr Paul Nash.

At-Swim-Two-Birds

Composition for two guitars commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC

This Time

Audio producer and contributing composer (with Two Swings in the Heart Shaped Garden), This Time CD project with the Grigoryan Brothers. Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo with Jan Erik Kongshaug.

2013

Heavy Rain/Tetris

Orchestrations and original arrangements for Video Games Unplugged, with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

2010

Hush 10 - Songs with Strings

Contributions to the Hush Foundation recording Hush 10 - Songs with Strings featuring the Grigoryan Brothers and the Hush Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ben Northey. Prayer Flags in Bright Wind and Cape of Good Hope (two guitars and string orchestra).

2009

The Way Back

Australian/US feature film directed by Peter Weir. Original Music by Burkhard Dallwitz. Orchestrations by Shaun Rigney. Mixed by Michael Letho.

Distance

CD released by the Grigoryan Brothers. Produced by Shaun Rigney,  Leonard Grigoryan and Slava Grigoryan. Shaun Rigney, contributing composer with Prayer Flags in Bright Wind. Released on Whichway Records.

The Interrogation of Harry Wind

Swiss/German feature film starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Original Music by Burkhard Dallwitz. Orchestrations by Shaun Rigney. Mixed by Michael Letho.

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer ABC/BBC/Discovery Channel Documentary. Original Music by Shaun Rigney. Mix by Michael Letho.

2008

Ultramarine

Guitar concerto composed as part of The Aquamarine Project.

Chamber Concerto

Release of Chamber Concerto on The Three Cornered Hat, ABC Classics CD project featuring the Southern Cross Soloists and Slava Grigoryan (guitar).

2007

Aquamarine Project

Commissions and discreet projects inspired by the Great Barrier Reef and its peoples. Supported by The Christensen Fund, Palo Alto, California.

2005

Chamber Concerto

Australia Council Commission featuring Slava Grigoryan and the Southern Cross Soloists.

2003-2004

Composer in Residence

Composer in residence with Melbourne Youth Music. Works composed - Transmigrations 1 for Orchestra, Three Australian Folksongs (arrangements for S/A/Baritone Choir), All the Bridges Rusting for Orchestra.

2002-2004

Afterimage

Slava Grigoryan Plays the Music of Shaun Rigney

CD/SACD recording project for ABC Classics, featuring the guitar concerto Lapis Lazuli, the quintet The Garden of Forking Paths, as well as solos and a duet. Featuring Slava Grigoryan, soloist. Shaun Rigney, composer and supervising producer.

2001-2002

The Garden of Forking Paths (Guitar Quintet)

Commissioned by Deputy Chair of Musica Viva Australia Julian Burnside QC. Premiere performance with the Flinders Quartet and Slava Grigoryan, guitar, at fortyfivedownstairs, July 23 2002.

Einheitszeit

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Premiere performance in the version for electronic piano and 20 virtual pianos, May 30 2002, Ian Potter Museum of Art. Michael Kieran Harvey, electronic piano. Supported by Arts Victoria and ABC Classic FM.

2001

Circadia

Music for guitar, electronics, and live exhibits. Forest Gallery, Melbourne Museum March 2001. Recorded by ABC Classic FM. Supported by Arts Victoria, ABC Classic FM and the Melbourne Museum.

Homage to Eric Satie

Music for Chamber Orchestra. Premiere performance April 2001 with Ensamble Rosario, Argentina.

1999

Iphigenia in Aulis

Music composed and performed for the UNSW production of Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides. Directed by Madeleine Blackwell.

Halifax FP

Love theme for Halifax episode Swimming With Sharks.  Program producers Simpson Le Mesurier. Music producer Simon Polinski. Composed and performed by Shaun Rigney.

1997

Seabound

Music for animation of the same name by Donna Kendrigan. Awarded Children’s Television Foundation Best Animation 1997. Nominated for Best Sound. Winner Best Sound (Shaun Rigney and Richard Girvan), 1998 Watch My Shorts Film Festival, Melbourne University. Nominated 1998 AFI Awards Best Short Animation.     

1995-1996

Girasol, Sonata in E Major, Nocturnes 1&2, 10 Coastal Sketches

Commissioned by, and recorded for broadcast on New Music Australia, ABC Classic FM. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Jochen Schubert, guitar, and Shaun Rigney, guitar. Produced by Shaun Rigney and Lydia Warren.

1993

Fanfare for Brass and Percussion

Premiere performance 1993 by the Angelo Bearpark Brass Ensemble, Monash University.

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place

Arrangement for mixed choir of a fisherman’s hymn from the Isle of Man. Recorded for use in Shaun Rigney’s play Pope Joan (1996). Used also in Distant Stations.

1992

Wetland

Music for Guitar, Electronics and Environmental Sounds. Commissioned by the Victorian Department of Conservation and Environment. Available on CD in Australia and internationally through Terra Australia Records (ABC/EMI/UNIVERSAL). Selected as exhibition music for the World Wildlife Fund Exhibition, Calcutta, 1995. Composed, produced and performed by Shaun Rigney.

1985-1990

Lapis Lazuli

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. Premiere performance 1992. Jochen Schubert, soloist; André de Quadros, conductor. With the New Monash Orchestra. Revised 1995.

1983

Stranger in the House

Music for Theatre.  Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon, Anthill Theatre.

Audio Art (including spoken word) (Top)

2005

Rain Steam and Speed

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast May 2005.

2004

A Portrait of the Air

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast April 2004.

2002

The Plover

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast November 11 2002.

2000

In Darkness and In Light

Audio artwork commissioned by The Listening Room ABC Classic FM.

1999

Voss

Incidental music to the BBC radio drama adaptation of Voss by Patrick White. Directed by Janet Whitaker.

1998-1999

In Angel Gear

Radiophonic work commissioned by The Listening Room, (ABC Classic FM). Premiere broadcast April 5 1999. Composed, written, produced and performed by Shaun Rigney, with Peter Finlay as The Driver and the DJs.

1997

The Beacons

Music, text, and electroacoustic techniques. Commissioned by The Listening Room. Premiere broadcast on ABC Classic FM in February 1998. Composed, written and produced by Shaun Rigney.

Arcana from Lost Cults Vol. 1 No. 1- The Cult of the Vapour Trail

Electroacoustic composition commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Broadcast on The Listening Room (ABC Classic FM), JJJ Youth Network, and Radio National. Composed and produced by Shaun Rigney.

Distant Stations

Radiophonic composition commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Released on Listening Room CD Double Exposure (ABC/EMI). Premiere broadcast ABC FM May 1997. Composed, written and produced by Shaun Rigney.

1995

The Camel’s Back

Electroacoustic composition commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Premiere broadcast on The Listening Room, ABC FM, April 1996. Composed and produced by Shaun Rigney.

1993

Topology of a Phantom City

Treated found sound objects organised in symphonic form. Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Premiere broadcast on The Listening Room, ABC FM, 1994. Selected for broadcast on Dutch National Radio as part of the European Minimal Radio Project. Australian representative 1995 international Ars Acustica forum. Broadcast internationally. Broadcast as part of The Singing Loudspeaker installation, Adelaide International Festival of the Arts, 1996. Composed and produced by Shaun Rigney.

Bells and Brakes

Included on Listening Room CD Double Exposure.

Writings (Top)

2005

Rain Steam and Speed

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast May 2005.

Guest Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer in Arts Administration, University of Melbourne.

2004

A Portrait of the Air

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast April 2004.

2002

The Plover

Audio artwork commissioned by ABC Classic FM.

2001

Guest Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer in Radio Studies, Swinburne University, Melbourne.

2000

In Darkness and In Light

Seven chromatic aphorisms for radio. Audio Artwork commissioned by The Listening Room ABC Classic FM.

1999

Guest Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer in Critical Studies, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Guest Lecturer

Visiting Lecturer in Contemporary Music, La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.

1998 - 1999

In Angel Gear

Radio drama commissioned by ABC Classic FM.

1997

The Beacons

Suite of poems composed for the electroacoustic/musical work of the same name. Commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Premiere broadcast February 1998.

1996

Pope Joan

Two handed play. Full season performed at the Chapter House of St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the 1996 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Produced by Glass Jar Theatre Company.

1990

Blue Shift

Dramatic monologue performed at La Mama Theatre, Performing Arts Projects 1994. Conrad Constance was played by Don Munro.

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