Callum O’Reilly [Age 19, WA]

Composition: Curiosity Fanfare!

Hi my name is Callum I am 19 and studying composition the WAAPA in Perth. I have had a keen interest in music and creating compositions from an early age. I started playing jazz and classical drums in the concert band and guitar. I started writing electronic music but decided it wasn’t for me. I really enjoyed the compositions we performed in the concert band and started to listen more widely to these works and composers such as Alfred Reed, Voltz, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Copland, and Gershwin. I have also been influence by John William and the film music he wrote for Stars Wars. My composition, Curiosity Fanfare is split into 3 sections – curiosity written in a fun way; then written in mystery and wonder and results in curiosity driven by pride.