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Eve Duncan’s recent music explores aspects of Australian identity through the environment, architecture and myriad strands of spiritual perspectives. She completed her Master of Music at the University of Melbourne with Brenton Broadstock, and her Honours in Music Composition at Latrobe University with Keith Humble. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Western Sydney with Bruce Crossman and Clare McLean. Her composition awards include the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece), Recital Music Double Bass Composition Competition (England), and the International Modern Music Award for Composition (Vienna).

Recent works include
Sydney Opera House, a piano concerto that incorporates mathematical proportions from Jorn Utzon’s architectural plans and his inspirations from nature, East Asian and Mayan temple architecture and modernism. She is currently composing an opera with a libretto by esteemed Australian novelist and poet David Malouf.

Her commissions include
Butterfly Modernism (2011) which addresses Australian beach architecture, Dredge (2009) which explores environmental aspects of dredging near Melbourne (with photographer Siri Hayes), Four Blackboard Pieces (2007) for the Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner Blackboard Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Four Blackboard Pieces (2007) and an organ work Exusiai for the Rudolf Steiner Archive and Estate, Switzerland. Other commissions include Tiger Snake (2001) for soprano and chamber orchestra with a text by Aboriginal poet Lisa Bellear for the Australian Government for the Centenary of Federation, and Remembering Mirrabooka (1999) for four simultaneously performing ensembles in a park by the City of Port Philip. Her orchestral work Buddha on Mars was performed by the National Symphony of Thailand.

Her music has been performed at the 1999 International Society for Contemporary Music Festival (Romania), the 17
th, 18th, 24th and 28th ACL Conference and Festival (Thailand, the Philippines, Israel, Korea), Asian Music Week (Japan), International Week of New Music (Bucharest), Virginia Woolf International Seminar (Colorado), Music of the Whole World Festival (Switzerland) and the International Alliance of Women in Music Festival (Korea).

Three CDs of her music are available on the Move label;
Butterfly Modernism, Curiosities and Recorded Messages: Violin.

She is a currently President of the Melbourne Composers League and has previously served as an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Composers League.