About the Research

The Australian Composer List project is a way of promoting, getting commissions for, and building capacity of, lesser known Australian composers.


We collect data from artistic decision makers across Australia and compile a list of composers that they feel, albeit not as known as others, show promise and should be more performed and commissioned.

Once the list is finalised we approach the composers recommended the most frequently, offering to be included in a promotional USB and website. The USB is sent to the artistic decision makers who contributed to the process, as well as an international network of potential commissioners. 

Some ensembles have already planned to commission a composer on the published list. If you are considering commissioning an emerging composer, contact orlanda@chronologyarts.net

This project is is a way of us consolidating a very specialised knowledge base and using it to build composer careers in a very concrete way.

If appropriate, we may approach composers discovered through this process for an on-going representation contract with Chronology Arts.



The 2016 results has been finalised and published



We are collecting data throughout 2017, and we will announce another list once data collection and analysis has been finalised in early 2018.