Lisa Illean is a composer of acoustic and acousmatic music. Her music has been described as “exquisitely quiet shadows shaded with microtunings” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and “a compelling exercise in stillness and quietude” (The Australian). Works span pieces written for orchestra to those commissioned for new, prepared or adapted instruments, and sound works conceived for unique spaces. Her compositions often arise out of working with non-tempered tuning systems, playing close attention to sonority, subtly unfolding harmonic forms, auditory phenomena and perspective.
Lisa’s ensemble works have been performed at home in the U.K. and internationally: across mainland Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, in venues ranging from Royal Festival Hall to Carriageworks‘ industrial bays in Sydney.