BIO

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'Redmond's haunting score... dark and unpredictable'

-  Lot's Wife

Alisha Redmond (b.1991) is a composer, pianist, and teacher based in regional Victoria, Australia. Her compositional work is expressive and ethereal, often inspired by the lush surrounding bushland where she grew up in West Gippsland, Victoria. 

 

July 2022 saw the world premiere and Victorian tour of Regermination: Songs of Solace and Renewal in the Australian Landscape, a collection of expressive contemporary art songs composed for soprano and piano. Created and performed in collaboration with Ensemble Volante, the works explore a curious and joyful connection to the natural world, featuring dedications to some of Australia’s most iconic birdlife. As part of this project, Alisha will release a collection of solo piano arrangements from Regermination in October 2022, supported by Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.

 

This year, Alisha was selected for Halcyon’s vocal writing intensive First Stones Composer Development program, with composer-mentor Elliot Gyger. Her work a dance with a jelly-fish (for mezzo soprano and cello) was selected by Halcyon to be premiered as part of a new concert of works in September 2022. 

 

Alisha has also composed music for various theatre and film projects, receiving the JMC Academy Martini Award for Best Musical Score for short film Knights of the Old Republic: Rescue Mission (2015), selected for the Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival in 2018.

 

Alisha holds a double Bachelor of Music (Classical Piano) & Performing Arts from Monash University. Initially self-taught, she began studying composition under the mentorship of Ella Macens in 2020. A seasoned educator, she currently teaches Drama, Composition and Piano privately and at St. Paul’s Anglican Grammar School of Warragul, Victoria.