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Claire Jordan is a composer and pianist whose endless musical curiosity draws her to symphonic, instrumental, vocal, electronic, rock, jazz and film music. She works from her studio in Church Point near Sydney, Australia, where she draws inspiration from the surrounding bushland and wildlife, and the beaches, ocean and waterways.

In 2012 her work The Origin of Time won the David Harold Tribe Symphonic Award, a national competitive prize open to all emerging and established Australian composers. Award judge Daryl Pratt commented that the piece "has a rhythmic layering, which is particularly effective in the way it takes the listener on a beautifully constructed kaleidoscopic journey in sound."

She is a graduate in Composition of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in Film Music Composition of the Royal College of Music, London, where she was awarded the Sir Arthur Bliss Memorial Scholarship for Composition.

Her music has been performed by Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, London vocal ensemble Sounds Wicked, Synergy Percussion, Halcyon vocal ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, the Australian Youth Orchestra Camerata, and the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. Her film credits include acclaimed indie feature films Feeling Sexy and A Cold Summer.

She is currently nearing completion of an album of meditative and surreal electronic orchestral music, due for release in mid-2019.

Claire would love you to connect on Twitter and on Facebook.

[from program for April 8, 2019 concert]