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Amanda Stewart is a poet, author and vocal artist. Much of her work in contemporary music is informed by ideas from linguistics, philosophy and science. Her book and CD set of selected poems and vocal works, I/T was short listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize in 1999.
Recent vocal composition commissions include works for ABC Radio, Sydney, ORF, Vienna, Musica Viva, Munich, Sonorities, Montpellier and Witten Festival for New Chamber Music. She is a cofounder of the Australian ensemble, Machine For Making Sense and the Netherlands trio, Allos. Her work is available in print and on CD, film and radio. Recent publications include the one act play, Solace in Beckett Pause, Sondersahl, Vienna, 2007, Dust (with Stephan Froleyks), New Chamber Music CD, WDR, Cologne, 2007, Non-Songs, CD with Jean-Luc Guionnet, La Barque 5, Paris, 2008.