About Vincent

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Biography ¶

Vincent Giles (Melbourne, 1985) is an Australian composer based in Naarm (Melbourne). His music explores the boundaries of perception, instability, and the glitches produced by both humans and machines.


Vincent’s music has been performed in North America, Europe, South-East Asia, and throughout Australia by performers including Peter Sheridan, Lizzy Welsh, Alice Bennett, Halfsound, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Fragments Ensemble. Performances have included Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Tura Totally Huge New Music Festival, Melbourne, Sydney, and Newcastle Fringe Festivals, Impulse Festival and Academy for New Music, and more.

Vincent’s notated work is published by Wirripang Australia and the Australian Music Centre, and has been recorded for Move Records. He co-founded and co-directed the Tilde New Music Festival and Academy since 2013, and currently serves on the executive committee of the Australasian Computer Music Association.

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“For Vincent, truth and, from it, musical authenticity, comes not from the mystical or the subjective but from the search to be informed about the world and about the media with which the musician works.” — Ian Parsons, PBS FM 106.7 (The Sound Barrier)

“What is clear is that Giles’ music is often intimately linked to the setting in which it is appreciated: there is an intentional blurring of the distinction between the content of the piece and the ambient noise of the space.” – Jennifer Hauptman, Buzzcuts

“Vincent Giles’ Differing Dialogues is another adventure through the wilder sounds that the low flutes bring to the table … [He] paints an amazing landscape exploiting so many of the wondrous extended techniques offered by the instrumentation.” – Shaun Barlow, flutetutor.com.au