My work explores intersections between musical notation and recorded media; using sound as notation, and creating compositional structure through recorded material.
I have composed music for various ensembles, for musicians of diverse musical backgrounds, and for those who specialise specifically in ‘new music’.
Simon Charles is a composer, saxophonist and electro-acoustic musician based in Melbourne. He is a core member of the Phonetic Orchestra, and has performed notable artists including Manfred Werder, Jim Denley and Jessica Wilkinson and many others. He holds as Masters’ Degree from the VCA and has studied composition with Peter Ablinger and Anthony Pateras.
His recent compositions explore various intersections between musical notation and recorded materials. Furthermore, his scores are centred around ideas involving just intonation, sound-as-text, acousmatic music and field recording.
He has composed work for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic project, Speak Percussion, Josten Myburgh & Jameson Feakes, Lizzy Welsh, Ryan Williams, Kim Tan, Aviva Endean and Matthew Horsley. Festival appearances include Avantwhatever Festival, Serralvés, Next Wave Festival, This Is Not Art and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.