Emma Harlock is a Western Sydney based composer and performer. She is currently studying a Master of Research at Western Sydney University, with the supervision of Associate Professor Bruce Crossman and Dr Clare Maclean. Her research is focussed on exploring the cross-cultural connections between American minimalism and French spectralism. Her works, both scored and performative, focus on the exploration of evolving timbre and textures.
Emma enjoys performing in her quasi-improvisational ambient duo Sonfa with Simon Gooden, a duo comprised of piano, bass guitar, and electronics. Her notated compositions sit somewhere between the minimalist, contemporary classical, and spectral genres.
Recently, she participated in the Tilde New Music Academy at Monash University in Melbourne, held between January 13-18, 2019.
Emma performed her latest solo performance piece ‘Green’ from a series still currently being written, titled ‘Concept:FUTURE’ as a part of Lost+Sound’s Pop Up II. A review of the performance can be read here.
Emma will be presenting a paper as part of Western Sydney University’s Interventions and Intersections 2019 Postgraduate conference to be held on the 27th-28th of June. More details about the conference can be found here.