Angus Davison is an Australian composer based in Sydney. Sometimes delicate and fragmentary, sometimes exuberant and dynamic, Angus’ music has been described by The Mercury as demonstrating “considerable poignancy” and by Cut Common as revealing “a respect for sound in itself”.
Following studies with Don Kay in Tasmania, Angus studied with Michael Smetanin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and attained First Class Honours in 2016. He is the recipient of an Honours Scholarship from USyd, the Don Kay Scholarship for Music Composition from UTas, an honourable mention in the 2016 Jean Bogan Youth Prize, and first place in the 2011 TSO Student Composition Competition. His works have been performed in Australia and internationally by leading ensembles.
Angus maintains a performance practice and currently performs as part of improvisation collective Ensemble Onsombl. From 2013-15 he directed new music ensemble Note-Aurius, facilitating the performance of numerous new works by Australian composers in this capacity.
In 2019, Angus is studying for a Masters of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium, supported by a full government RTP scholarship. He is a 2019 participant in Alaska Geographic’s Composing in the Wilderness program and the Ensemble Offspring Composer Summer School. – Bio current to January 2019.