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Schiemer, Greg (1949 - )

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Greg Schiemer is a composer whose purpose-built interactive electronic musical instrument designs are an important part of the early history of Australian electronic music.

He studied composition at Sydney University with Peter Sculthorpe and graduated with Bachelor of Music. After a period working in the computer industry, he lectured in electronic composition at the Canberra School of Music (1983-85) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (1986-2002). Greg is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, NSW.

He has performed his own compositions using his own instruments at festivals in Australia, Greece, Japan, Hong Kong. He was awarded an Australia Council Composer's Fellowship in 1994 to work on a new musical instrument design at CSIRO Division of Radiophysics.

In 1997 he was Chief Investigator for a Collaborative ARC project with Lake Technology as industry partner. He is currently focused on developing new instruments suitable for composing and playing music in just intonation tuning. Transposed Hexanies (2001), a study based on Wilson's combination product sets, was presented at the MicroFest 2001 in California. He was awarded an ARC Discovery grant (2003-2005) for a project entitled "Pocket Gamelan: tuning musical applications for wireless internet".

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