Ciaran Frame

composer/media artist/sound designer

Composer, Media Artist, Sound Designer

List of works


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 Sydney Harbour, Sydney

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

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

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

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

Chamber/Large Ensemble

Thallus (2018) Generative notation system based on lichen - performed by Ensemble Supermusique at TENOR2018, Montreal, Canada

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

Amorphous Structures (2017) for small chamber ensemble

Rotational Imbalance (2016) for large chamber ensemble

bach.exe (2015) for chamber octet

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

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

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

Bellicoso (2014) for String Quintet

Die Sprungkraft (2012) for Clarinet Quartet

Electroacoustic | Mixed Music

Open Dialogue (2018) Generative piano solo for Broadwood Piano - performed by Zubin Kanga at BackStage Music "Sound Light Geometries", Creative Spaces 99, Sydney

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

BOTSOT (2016) Generative Sonification Toolbox

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

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

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

Organic Compound (2014) Generative music work

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

Solo works

Aokigahara (2013) for Solo Piano

Mnemosyne (2012) for Solo Vibraphone


Bachelor of Music (Composition) Honours First Class - Sydney Conservatorium of Music

International Baccalaureate Diploma (2012)

Artist Residencies

Ars Bioarctica Residency (2017) Kilpisjärvi, Finland

Workshops | Conferences | Research

TENOR 2018 Fourth International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation Montreal, Canada

GA 2017 20th International Conference of Generative Art Ravenna, Italy

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


Board of Governors’ Scholarship (2013-2016)

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


Please contact me for CV, score samples and recordings.

The 'midge' synthesizer

The 'midge' synthesizer



Listeners as Spectators

Listeners as Spectators





Amorphous Structures

Amorphous Structures