Josephine Macken is a composer and improviser based in Sydney, Australia. Co-founder of SPIRAL Ensemble and the lost+sound collective, Josephine completed a Master of Music (composition) on scholarship under Prof. Liza Lim at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a participant in the 2018–20 Composing Women Program.
Her work has been performed internationally by Claire Chase, Elision Ensemble, Speak percussion, Sydney Chamber Opera, the 2018 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows, Onsombel Ensemble, SPIRAL, Ensemble MUSE, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Noveau and the Mivos quartet. Josephine was awarded participation in the 2017 Ensemble Offspring Hatched Voices Program with soprano Jessica Aszodi, embarked on an exchange program with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2017 and was invited to present her work at Harvard and Columbia University in a delegation from the Sydney Conservatorium in late 2019.
Josephine’s research and creative practice centers interferences; aesthetic, material or otherwise, prioritising processual disturbances which affect and reveal qualitive changes in a system of relations.
For inquiries about scores, performances or commissions, send me an email.