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Rachael Dease

Rachael Dease (Composer) artistic practice encompasses art music, film and theatre scoring, installation and song writing. She won the inaugural Martin Sims Award at Fringe World, the Melbourne Fringe Music Award and received critical acclaim at New York Fringe Festival. Her composition and sound design for theatre include the Helpmann Award-nominated It’s Dark Outside (The Last Great Hunt), Ghost In My Suitcase (Barking Gecko), Sunset (Strut Dance/Maxine Doyle) and Rest (WAYTCo). Installation includes Black Mass (PICA) Winter Feast (DarkMofo), Museum of Water (Perth Festival), and Like Embracing Ice (Fremantle Arts Centre). Dease was awarded the 2017 DCA Performing Arts Fellowship, won the Performing Arts WA award for Best Music for Let The Right One In (BSSTC) and been a Besen Fellow at Malthouse Theatre. She has been a resident artist at PICA, Proximity Festival,Lumen Studios Italy and The Arctic Circle. Rachael’s sound design work includes House (Barking Gecko Theatre Company) and BESIDE(WAYTCo). Her album Hymns for End Times was performed for Perth Festival 2021.


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