Matthew Timmis is a composer from Adelaide, South Australia. He studied with David Harris, Peter Brideoke and Stephen Whittington at the University of Adelaide. His music has been performed in Adelaide and around Australia, including performances on ABC Classic FM with ACME New Music Co. and the premier of his piece Cargo for solo semi-acoustic violin by Sarah Curro.

During time spent living in Port Augusta and Quorn, Matthew was part of Country Arts SA’s development program, which saw him compose several large scale community based works; including Car-cophony, a performance piece for 12 cars and their stereos, and a re-scoring of the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu- A Symphony of Horror. After several performances around Australia, Car-cophony was re-staged as parts of the 2013 Sydney Festival’s Parramatta Opening Party. He created The End of the Line for the 2012 Kumukuki Festival as part of Southern Encounter, which was the winner of two 2013 APRA Art Music Awards- Excellence in a Regional Area and Excellence in Experimental Music. In 2016 Mathew curated ‘sittingqueitlylistening’ a performance at ABC Studio 520 that showcased composers from the Adelaide experimental music scene.


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OSCA is funded by Arts South Australia. We also receive project support from the Australia Council, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Country Arts SA and the City of Onkaparinga.