Vincent Giles is a composer; a tinkerer with acoustic and electronic sound in the context of concert music, electronic music, installation, and performance. His work is strongly influenced by the natural world, science, and mathematics, and his music is best characterised as experimental, being built on emergent properties. He utilises traditional notation, graphics, computers, interactivity, custom instruments, and is currently interested in machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence as part of a computer-assisted compositional practice. Vincent’s works are often structurally complex, employing what he calls polyphony of form, an emergent property of superimposed musical forms interacting in time. Together with sound artist Alice Bennett, Vincent founded and co-directs Tilde New Music and Sound Art Inc., presenting a biennial festival and new music academy. He enjoys cooking vegan food, drinking coffee, and being a recluse.
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Residency – community, in school, Performance, Public art projects, Professional development training, Project management, Concert/performance/reading, Audio or video recording, Art instructions/lessons
Adults, General public, Men, Women, Young people
APRA - Writer Member, Wirripang - Published composer, Australian Music Centre - Associate Artist, The Australasian Computer Music Association - Member.
Brain Art Award: Music (Age 20-30), 2012
Australian Postgraduate Award: PhD Scholarship, Victorian College of the Arts, 2013-2016
Bachelor of Music (Hons), Monash University
Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne.