Ciaran Frame

composer/media artist/sound designer

Composer, Media Artist, Sound Designer


My portfolio is driven by three core guiding principles which I hope to explore further in graduate studies:

  1. Preparing future generations for new forms of sonic creativity (e.g. the midge)

  2. Integrating new hardware, firmware and software into music (e.g. machine learning in Thallus, generative tools in BOTSOT)

  3. Finding the importance of music within traditionally nonmusical disciplines (e.g. POS)

I believe my creative output has provided me with the experience to further develop these principles at a graduate level, and will provide a platform for exciting developments in the years to come. The high calibre of educators and output of Opera of the Future is inspiring, and the ability to be a part of this unmatched environment of research would be the opportunity of a lifetime.


Selected Works


Statement of Objectives

Please follow this link through to a copy of my Statement of Objectives.


Full list of works

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

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

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)


Further information

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.