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Susan Hawkins

Resident Composer

Susan Hawkins has international experience as composer collaborating in contemporary dance, animation, theatre, and sculptural sound installation – with highlights including performances at Tate Britain (UK) and the San Francisco International Arts Festival (USA). She has been artist in residence with CESTA (for the 11th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations, Czech Republic) and the Bundanon Trust (Australia), has participated in the International Course for Professional Composers and Choreographers (UK). She's also dabbled in radio, having created a feature documentary for Encounter for ABC Radio National (Australia).

In 2011 Susan released her second EP, LIGHT FROM BELOW, receiving extensive radio play on the ABC network (Radio National, Triple J, and ABC Classic FM), and community radio (through the AIRIT program).

In 2012 Susan collaborated with Brisbane choreographer Gareth Belling, and Collusion Music on a number of cross-disciplinary projects, including the new chamber ballet Transient Beauty. Susan is Composer in Residence with Collusion Music.

Susan collaborated on Collusion's 2015 chamber ballet DESIRELINES, creating the original compositions. Her work features on Collusion's CD I read the old dream slowly.

Susan holds Associate Representation status with the Australian Music Centre.