About Mark Oliveiro
Born in Sydney, Australia in 1983. Mark started composing at an early age with recognition of his work in performances by Australian national orchestras including: Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Works also performed by the Sydney Eclectic Composer Society, BIT20, The Juventas Ensemble, Nexas Sax, the Song Company, Pictures on Silence, and Chronology Arts.
Active in the International New Music and Computer Music community, Mark’s music has been performed at the 3rd international workshop for Young Composers of Latvia (2006), the 45th International Festival Of Stresa, Italy (2006), Australasian Computer Music Conference (2008-2011), the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (2011), LaTex (2010-2011) and Sonic Rain (2011).
Mark holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition (first class Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Computer Music, Composition from Indiana University. Currently, Mark is working towards his Ph.D at the University of North Texas. He has studied with renowned composers Michael Smetanin, Mary Finsterer, Luca Francesconi, Klas Torstensson, John Gibson, Don Freund, Andrew May, Joseph Klein and Jon Nelson.
Mark is the recipient of a number of awards including:
- Don Banks Memorial Scholarship (2003)
- Doris Burnett Ford Memorial Award (2004)
- Conservatorium Association Award (2005)
- Bankstown Youth Council Millennium Award (2006, 2007)
- Dean’s Prize for Electronic Music (2008, 2010)
- Canadian Electroacoustic Community JTTP Prize Winner (2010)
- Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Award (2010)
- British Trombone Society Category I, First Prize (2012) [Samples of Winning Work Below]
Recently, Mark has been interested in interactive technologies in music, musical theatricality and extending vocalizing and movement performance for concert musicians.
Excerpts of Tartarian Psalms: for Basstrombone and Intermedia
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