Grahame Dudley

In 1990, Dudley formed the new music ensemble 'Lights' in Adelaide. With twenty-seven performances by fifteen Australian composers in the first year, the ensemble was presented with the 1991 Sounds Australian Composers' Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian New Music for a Group Resident in South Australia.

Grahame Dudley was born in Sydney in 1942. He began his studies at the NSW Conservatorium of Music with Raymond Hanson, and in Adelaide at the Elder Conservatorium with Peter Maxwell Davies under a scholarship. He later went to the UK for further studies with Peter Maxwell-Davies in composition and, on the continent, Pierre Boulez in conducting. As Director of the Cockpit Arts Centre in London, he directed and wrote a new musical ensemble, Music Plus.

He returned to Australia in 1974 and commenced teaching Music Education and Composition at Adelaide University. He was commissioned to write the youth opera The Snow Queen for the Come Out festival in 1985. This opera has been performed for seasons in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Newcastle.

In 1990, Dudley formed the new music ensemble Lights in Adelaide. With twenty-seven performances by fifteen Australian composers in the first year, the ensemble was presented with the 1991 Sounds Australian Composers' Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian New Music for a Group Resident in South Australia.

Grahame Dudley appears on

Milerum's Basket

Performer

An exciting new CD showcasing the brilliant music of the Adelaide-based composer, Becky Llewellyn, featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Lights Contemporary Ensemble, a multimedia video and much more!