Composer

Eleanor Brimblecombe (b. 1996) is an Australian composer who has been writing instrumental music since she was 14 years old. She is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, exploring the effectiveness of repetitive composition techniques to showcase native  Australian animal sounds through a human-music context. This has led to her creating a distinctively Australian body of work, part of which has been presented at the 43 rd and 45 th Annual National Conferences run by the Musicological Society of Australia.

With a focus on wind band and chamber ensembles, Eleanor seeks to engage audiences with the world around them through music. She takes inspiration from wildlife, insects, stories, and histories, synthesising minimalistic and post-modern musical styles to create compelling musical story-telling and sonic atmospheres.

Her music has an international reach, with performances in Finland, the US, Australia, and Canada. She has had her compositions performed by numerous ensembles, including The Australian Voices, Australian Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Sydney Wind Symphony, Modést Orchestra, QYO Wind Ensemble, and many smaller ensembles. She received first place in the 2017 UQ Percy Brier Composition Prize with Extinction Flock (2017), and second place in the UQ ‘Not If, When’ Campaign Composition Competition and the 2019 Australian Women’s Wind Band Composition Award.

As well as writing music, Eleanor is an accomplished bass clarinettist, and has cemented herself as a dedicated musician and performer in Brisbane and Sydney,
Australia.