Neil Currie

Currie has been the recipient of numerous commissions, including over a dozen funded by the Australia Council and a recent commission from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which resulted in Glenside for Chamber Orchestra. He now resides in Canada.

Australian/Canadian composer Neil Currie has been living in Canada since 1995, after 13 years of professional development in Australia. Among the most noteworthy artistic events of his time in Australia were three years of study with Peter Sculthorpe in Sydney, two years as composer in residence with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a subsequent individual entry in the Oxford Companion to Australian Music and the International Who's Who in Music.

He has been the recipient of numerous commissions, including over a dozen funded by the Australia Council and a recent commission from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which resulted in Glenside for Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Currie presently Assistant Professor of Music in the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music.

Compositions by Neil Currie appear on

Phoenix Songs

Composer

Like the phoenix 'rising from the ashes', the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known contemporary composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.