Composer

 

Earth Wind and Fire

An Australian Symphony

 

The Killer

Tarantella and Malaguena Medley

 

Moral letters to Lucilius

 

Callum Watson is an award winning Australian composer with a diverse portfolio of commissions spanning from full orchestra to solo instrumentation.

A detailed biography focusing on his composition practice is available on the Australian Music Centre website. 

 

List of Works:

ORCHESTRAL WORKS:

An Australian Symphony (2019)
For contemporary orchestra and four voices
Poem by George Essex Evans
Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
Premiere: 1st March 2019, Apeldoorn Netherlands,  orkest de ereprijs
Published: Australian Music Centre

The Stoic (2017)
For Wind Symphony
Duration: ca. 8 minutes

Colours of Conflict (2017)
For String Orchestra
Duration: ca. 4 minutes
Premiere: september 2017, MSO with pizzicato students

STAGE AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS:

Antigone (2018)
Live theatre collaboration with Dr Dave Kelman and Geelong Edge
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Premiere Season: Courthouse Geelong, October 26 2018

Six Hours in Geelong (2017)
Live theatre collaboration with Dr Dave Kelman and Geelong Edge
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Premiere Season: Geelong Performing Arts Centre, October 27 2017

The Last Waltz (2017)
Live solo theatre performance for piano and puppetry  
Duration:  90 minutes
Premiere Season: Geelong After Dark, Little Malop St, Geelong, 5 May 2017
Commission: City of Greater Geelong

Caliban (2016)
Live theatre collaboration with Dr Dave Kelman (dramaturgy, director), Tariro Movondo (director), Georgia Symons (writer), Amy Macpherson (movement), and the Edge Ensemble.
Duration: ca. 100 minutes
Premiere Season: Malthouse Theatre, Southbank, Victoria, Australia, 24-26 November 2016 

Scheherazade  (2014)
Live interactive installation performance with Uprising Theatre, Phoenix Youth Theatre, North Geelong Youth Theatre and the Edge Ensemble and Dr Dave Kelman (director)
Duration: 90 minutes
Premiere Season: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 4-6 December 2014

VOCAL WORKS:

I'll Miss You At Christmas (2020)
For unaccompanied SATB choir

Duration:  3 minutes
Commission: Geelong Youth Choir/City of Greater Geelong

I Am The Mystic Fane (2019)
For unaccompanied SSATB choir

Writings of The Báb
Duration:  5 minutes
Premiere: 200th Anniversary of the Bab, Geelong, Geelong Baha'i Choir, 29 October 2019.
Commission: Geelong Baha'i Community 

From: Moral Letters to Lucilius (2018)
For unaccompanied SATB choir

Poem by Seneca the Younger
Duration: 4 minutes

 Entrance (2016)
For soprano voice and piano

Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 3 minutes

CHAMBER WORKS:

The Melbourne Suite (2021)
For violin, viola, harp, bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Duration:  40 minutes
Premiere: Kensington 2021, Kensington Town Hall, Amogh Ananth (violin), Matthew James (viola), Laura Winter (harp), Joel Hands-Otte (bass clarinet), Flora Carbo (alto saxophone), 12 February.
Commission: City of Melbourne

Vortex (2019)
For Saxophone Group
Duration:  4 minutes
Premiere: Geelong After Dark 2019, Geelong Library, Ensemble Epiphany, 3 May
Commission: City of Greater Geelong

The Killer (2018)
For Percussion Trio
Duration:  5 minutes
Premiere: BIFEM 2018, Bendigo, Line Upon Line Percussion (USA)

Earth, Wind and Fire (2018)
For Piccolo and Bass Clarinet
Duration:  10 minutes
Premiere: Geelong After Dark 2018, Geelong CBD, Jessica Zuk (Piccolo), Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet), 4 May 2018
Commission: City of Greater Geelong
Published: Australian Music Centre

Playing with Division (2017)

For Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Piano
Duration:  12 minutes
Premiere: Club Voltaire, Callum Watson (Piano), Jessica Zuk (Flute),
Joel Hands-Otte (Clarinet), Flora Carbo (Alto Saxophone), 9 December 2017

Piano Trio No.1 (2017)
For Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano
Duration:  10 minutes
Premiere: Club Voltaire, Callum Watson (Piano), Jessica Zuk (Flute),
Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet), 9 December 2017

One Note (2017)
For Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano
Duration:  13 minutes
Premiere: Club Voltaire, Callum Watson (Piano), Jessica Zuk (Flute),
Joel Hands-Otte (Bass Clarinet), 9 December 2017

Timely Disarray (2017)
For Flute, French Horn and Organ

Duration: 8 minutes
Premiere: Neuköllner Originaltöne: Australian aura, Berlin (GER), Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Berlin, 5 May 2019

Spheres of Influence (2017)
For Tenor Saxophone and Frame Drum

Duration: 6 minutes
Premiere: Monash University Music Auditorium, Scapegoat Ensemble (FR), 11 September 2017

Crooked Woods (2016)
For Violin and Cello

Duration: 4 minutes

Benbullen (Quiet Place) (2016)
For Piano, Cello and Clarinet

Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
Premiere: Monash University Music Auditorium, Ensemble Liaison, 29 October 2016

Midnight Mood  (2016)
For Piano, Guitar and Flute

Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
Premiere: Second Story Studios, Collingwood,
Jared McCunnie (Piano), Clinton Eldridge (Guitar), Maddie Remont (Flute), 9 September 2016

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL WORKS:

 PIANO:

Love in a Mist Blue  (2016)
For Piano duet, one piano

Duration: 3 minutes

CONCEPT PIECES:

No. 1 Fantasy in B♮  (2016)
For an audience
Duration: 2 minutes
Premiere: Monash University Music Auditorium,  20 October 2016

New Cannon  (2016)
For any instruments
Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
Premiere: Monash University Music Auditorium,  19 May 2016

Clash of the Cultures  (2015)
For Highland Bagpipes, Sitar, Piano, Federation Bells, Didgeridoo and African Drums.
Duration: 4 minutes
Premiere: Melba Hall, Melbourne University,  23 February 2016, Callum Watson (Bagpipes), Allan Conn (Piano), Immanuel Dreessens (African Drums), Mark Trinham (Didgeridoo), Red Whyte (Sitar), Evan Jones (Federation Bells)

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