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Josephine Macken is a composer and improviser based in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Masters of Music (Composition) under the supervision of Prof. Liza Lim as a participant in the SCM Composing Women Program. Her research and creative practice centers interferences; aesthetic, material or otherwise, prioritising processual disturbances which affect and reveal qualitive changes in a system of relations.

Score Samples

Still -or- Invitation at Dusk (2019-20)
for soloist; alto flute, alto voice & electronics

Burial (2019)
for mixed quartet; c trumpet, clarinets, percussion & double bass

Recent Work

Still -or- Invitation at Dusk
for soloist; alto flute, alto voice & electronics

premiered by Claire Chase & Levy Lorenzo
29 September 2019

See: timestamp #3, The Tent (2020)

The Tent
a chamber opera for three voices, ensemble and electronics

premiered by Sydney Chamber Opera
24 April 2020

Ongoing & Upcoming Projects

New Work (2022)
for Voix Nouvelles

unknown instrumentation
premiere in September 2022
Paris, France


New Work (2022)
for Speak Percussion

new work for percussion trio
premiere in April 2022
Melbourne, Australia


Murmur Song (2021-22)
for ‘cellist James Morley

ongoing, premiere in mid-2022