Composer Katy Abbott is forensically curious about what makes us tick.
Her music explores our passions, fears and motivations using contemporary musical flavours in traditional musical settings. Musing on the concepts of connection, place and humour, Abbott’s compositions are performed, published and recorded around the world; she has five solo discs of her work on ABC Classics and MOVE records and the first work in her series Hidden Thoughts was the 2019 winner of the Paul Lowin Award for Composition (song cycle category).
Abbott is Senior Lecturer in Composition at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is the current Fellow (Music) with Australia Council for the Arts. Artist website: www.katyabbott.com
‘‘I seek to unpack the human side of life; humour, foibles, quirky things we do and say, beauty, grief and friendship.’’