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”.
Angus studied with Don Kay in Tasmania, then with Michael Smetanin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he attained First Class Honours in 2016. His compositions have been performed in Australia and internationally by leading ensembles including the Ady Ensemble, Huon String Quartet, Elanee Ensemble, Michael Lampard, Musica North, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. His awards include an Honours Scholarship from the University of Sydney, the Don Kay Scholarship for Music Composition from the University of Tasmania, a Highly Commended in the 2016 Jean Bogan Youth Prize, and first place in the 2011 TSO Student Composition Competition.
From 2013-15, Angus co-founded and directed new music ensemble Note-Aurius. In this capacity, he curated numerous concerts of Australian music and commissioned over a dozen new works by Australian composers for the ensemble. He currently performs as part of improvisation collective Ensemble Onsombl. – Bio current to June 2018.