Ciaran Frame

composer/media artist/sound designer

Composer, Media Artist, Sound Designer

List of Works

Thallus (2017) Generative notation system based on lichen

Listeners as Spectators (2017) Chamber quartet and LED lighting - premiered by Ensemble Offspring at the Red Rattler Theatre, Sydney

Music Orchard (2017) Interactive installation - in collaboration with Damian Barbeler, John Taylor and Tim Jetis, commissioned by Destination NSW as part of Vivid Light 2016, installed in Circular Quay, Sydney

superexpress (2017) Generative video installation - first performed at Golden Age Cinema, Sydney

BOTSOT (2016) Generative Sonification Toolbox

Treehugger (2016) Interactive installation - commissioned by Destination NSW as part of Vivid Light 2016, installed in Circular Quay, Sydney

Rotational Imbalance (2016) for large chamber ensemble

Many Hands Make Light Work (2016) Interactive installation in collaboration with Ramus Group - Central Park, Sydney

Polaris (2015) Work for 6 Grand Pianos in collaboration with Fenn Idle - performed at Theme and Variations Piano Store

LCD (2015) Fixed audio-visual work - displayed as part of “R E M I E I M B E R” at Alaska Projects

Truss (2015) Projection mapping installation - displayed at Legs on the Wall, Sydney

bach.exe (2015) for large chamber ensemble

Collider (2015) Projection mapping installation  - in collaboration with Mackenzie Etherington - displayed at “Intercellular” at the University of Sydney

Spin-Lattice Relaxation (2015) Mixed-music work for Saxophone Quintet - performed by Petrichor Sax at Glebe Justice Centre

Externals (2015) Work for 3 pianos and click tracks - performed at Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Mercury (2014) Mixed-music work for Solo Flute - performed by Chloe Chung as part of the “Cosmos Project” from the Spacebears Collective

Bellicoso (2014) for String Quintet

Organic Compound (2014) Generative music work

This is not a boiling kettle. (2014) Sound installation for boiling kettle

Chamber Array (2014) for 1 Marimba 8 players with click-tracks

Aokigahara (2013) for Solo Piano

Die Sprungkraft (2012) for Clarinet Quartet

Mnemosyne (2012) for Solo Vibraphone

Ars Bioarctica Residency (2017) Kilpisjärvi, Finland

Honours thesis The abstract reality? Investigating the use of MIDI protocol in the current creative process of modern electronic music composers. (Download)

Arts Production and Services

Co-creator of Little Nook Music, a boutique music engraving and copying service

Creator of midge synthesizer for use in Australian music education and STEM classrooms

Typesetter under grant funding for the resurrection of Meta Overman’s solo piano works (Conservatorium of Music)

Internship with Fine Music FM 102.5

Experience with multi-track recording, microphones and imaging in a studio setting, as well as live engineering in a FOH setting

Author of On The Verge, a new music resource kit for years 7-12 Australian music classrooms

Private tutoring for music theory and composition

Tutoring for large primary and secondary music ensembles


Bachelor of Music (Composition), Honours First Class - Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the Board of Governors’ Scholarship (2013-2016)

International Baccalaureate Diploma (2012)


Please contact me for CV, score samples and recordings.