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Edward Primrose is a composition graduate from the Canberra School of. He won the ASME Young Composers Award in 1980 and has been commissioned by, among others, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Seymour Group, and spent several years in the UK and France as composer for theatre, dance, video and film. He initiated the Paris Performing Group to trial new plays in English and producing the early version of Otto for the Paris English Language Theatre Festival, 1988.
Edward Primrose was the founding Artistic Director of Camera Camerata (orchestral music for film recording project) in 1998 with the Australian Youth Orchestra and incorporating teams of film makers and composers.
He has composed symphonies, a concerto, chamber & choral music, an opera, music for theatre, radio and dance plus numerous scores for films and documentaries (Révérence (2000), Humanimation (2001), both of which have received AGSC nominations for Best Music for a Documentary.) He has also produced short stories, plays and a feature film script after his play Otto. His current major works in preparation are Neikos for orchestra, and The Wife of Empedocles for cine-theatre.
Edward has taught composition, in particular music for film at the University of Western Sydney, the Nirimba Contemporary Music Centre, the University of Sydney, the Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney Macquarie University, the National Film School in London and the Sydney International Film School. He was Composer in Residence at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) 1995-97, then Lecturer in Screen Composition at AFTRS 1999-2000, then appointed Lecturer again in 2007 until the present.