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Composer Fiona Hill heads to UKARIA later this year, joined by collaborators including director/choreographer Sue Healey (Australia Council Award for Dance 2021), and Churchill Fellow and internationally renowned dancer/choreographer Christopher Hill. They will use the residency to work on a site-specific short film.

'The film will draw on our response to being in and resonating with a specific place, in this instance the grounds and buildings of UKARIA. We will also collaborate with the acclaimed Seraphim Trio, workshopping and recording the score for the film during the residency,' Fiona Hill said.

Fiona Hill is a composer specialising in electroacoustics and immersive sound. Drawing on contemporary classical and electronic art music styles, Fiona's work often explores the dichotomy of the natural and industrial worlds to create a 'powerful emotional impact' (The Advertiser).

Through works such as the acclaimed electroacoustic composition Imago, contemporary dance film Circumstance 2020 and a rage of works for orchestra, ensemble and experimental performance, Fiona's music seeks to find a common language amongst the opposing yet magnetic elements within sound, style and subject matter.

Fiona is a beneficiary of an APRA AGSC Women in Screen Music mentorship (2019), APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund (2018), Ensemble Offspring's Noisy Women Commission (2017) and winner of BEST SCORE at the Seoul International Short Film Festival (2021).

Currently Fiona is undertaking a PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship as part of the Composing Women program.

This residency is made possible by a partnership between UKARIA and the Australia Council for the Arts, and proudly supported by Ulrike Klein AO.

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