Alexander Hunter

Soundscapes at Smiths 2018. Photo by Adam Thomas

Alexander Hunter studied music composition, performance and ethnomusicology at Northern Illinois University, and received a PhD in composition from Edinburgh Napier University. In his current role at the ANU Hunter has taught a range of music, art and design, and computer science subjects, and has developed new cross-disciplinary multimedia design and performance curricula. His creative practice is informed by his experience as an autistic composer, and uses field recordings to focus on observation, highlighting otherwise unheard details and patterns in our surroundings. His work with performers from music, dance and visual art backgrounds is based on non-hierarchical collaboration.

Mentoring and inspiring young emerging artists

Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency