Colin Black (Australia)

Colin Black

Internationally recognised composer/sound artist Colin Black won the prestigious Prix Italia Award (2003) in the category Best Music Radio – Composed Work for his major work, “The Ears Outside My Listening Room” which he composed and produced. In 2004 Black was invited by The National Radio Company of Ukraine to help adapt this work for a Ukrainian audience. Calling his work “A haunting evocation of Australia”, BBC radio 3 selected extracts of Black’s work to play to David Toop for on air discussion.

In 2004 Black was commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to produce & compose two major audio/musical works with a Greek theme for their Olympic programming. In the same year Black was invited to talk about radio arts and his work on London’s Resonance 104.4FM. His electro acoustic compositions were selected for performance at events including the Festival Synthese Bourges and Rencontres Musiques Nouvelles, Lunel France, 60×60 Pacific Basin Regional Concert Los Angeles USA, Zèppelin 2004-Festival de Arte Sonoro Barcelona, Spain and Hipersonica 2004 in Sao Paulo Brazil. He also created a dynamic multi-site soundscape including the Starcourt Theatre Space sound installation “Floodscape” for the NORPA 2004 production of “The Flood”.

In 2005 with the support of the Australian Government’s Australia Council, Black will commence writing a new major musical/soundart hybrid work for performance and broadcast on ABC radio (Australia).

Black’s works have received airplay Australia wide, in New Zealand, South Africa and across Europe. For more information see

Colin Black participates in

  • SoundLAB
  • Edition II
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter

    Edition III
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter