Julia Reidy
Musician, Sound Artist
Zossenerstr. 48, 10961 Berlin

short biography
Julia Reidy (b. 1993) is a musician from Australia. Her practice encompasses performance, composition, arrangement, production and mixed media. Her approaches to acoustic and electric guitar, ensemble music and electronic works are characterized by the navigation of thematic material derived from unique and unstable harmonic, rhythmic and timbral territories.

Reidy has performed internationally as a soloist and within active groups and ensembles, including her projects the Berlin Splitter Orchester, Ensemble Offspring, the Australian Art Orchestra, S P O I L E R, Tennis of All Kinds, Sno Globe – plus encounters with notable artistis, including Jon Rose, Tony Buck, Bob Ostertag, Lucie Vitkova, Oren Ambarchi, George Lewis, Anthony Pateras, Liz Kosack, Suze Whaites, Konrad Sprenger, Kraig Grady, Andrea Neumann, Judith Hamann and Kim Myhr. Since 2015, she has released music and toured internationally.


2016 - present         ongoing mentorship with Joe Talia in sound production
2017-18                    Australia Council Mentorship Grant with Rohan Drape, Joe Talia and Kraig Grady
2016                         Hatched Academy Composer mentorship with Ensemble Offspring
2015                        Australia Council Mentorship Grant with Tony Buck and Kim Myhr
2012-15                    Sydney Conservatorium of Music BMus Jazz Performance
2007-11                    Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

interviews and articles
2019                          the Wire, May 1st 2019 (UK)  
                                  SWR2 Berlin Radio feature interview, April 4th 2019 (DE)
                                  Tectonics Glasgow BBC interview, May 5th 2019 (UK)
2018                          Peggy Glanville Hicks ABC Radio, December 2018 (AUS)

selected festival appearances
2019                          Tectonics Festival – solo
                                   Oren Ambarchi/Black Truffle anniversary – duo with Oren Ambarchi
2018                          FRIM Series/Festival. Stockholm, Sweden – solo
                                   KIM Fest. Berlin, Germany – with SPOILER
                                   Meteo Festival. Mulhouse, France – with the Splitter Orchester
                                   send + receive festival. Winnipeg, Canada - solo
                                   MONA FOMA. Tasmania, Australia - solo, and with Jon Rose
                                   Sydney Festival. Sydney, Australia – conductor of Rhys Chatham’s ‘A Crimson Grail’
2017                          Angelica Festival. Bologna, Italy - with Bob Ostertag, Mazen Kerbaj and Phil Minton
                                   Ulrichsberg Jazz Festival. Ulrichsberg, Austria - with ASHES
                                   Berlin Jazz Festival. Berlin, Germany - with Tyshawn Sorey’s Large Ensemble
2016                          the NOW now Festival. Sydney, Australia - solo, with Cor Fuhler, Splinter Orchestra
                                   Improvising Orchestra Festival. Geneva, Switzerland - with the Splitter Orchestra
                                   Carriageworks: Performance Space Festival. Sydney, Australia - with Jon Rose
                                   Kontiki Racket. Sydney, Australia - with Ensemble Offspring
2015                          Berlin Jazz Festival. Berlin, Germany - with the Splitter Orchestra
                                   Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Huddersfield, England - with the Splitter

selected commissions/composition performances
2019                          ‘needlework’ for guitar septet (DE) Ausland, Berlin
2018                          ‘Sea Around Us’ for guitar quartet and electronics (AUS) Inland
2017                          ‘Invisible Stairs’ for Alex Garsden, Rohan Drape, Erkki Veltheim and Jon Heilbron (AUS)
                                   ‘Dispersion of Light by Prism’ for Ensemble Offspring (AUS) Kontiki Racket Festival
2016                          ‘Different Strokes’ for four players (AUS) Alpha Waves Festival, Sydney
2015                          ‘Maya’ for Solo Guitar (USA) Seeds, Los Angeles 

                                   ‘Fragments’ for Percussion Quartet and Voice (DE) Del Rex, Berlin
                                   ‘Limes’ for string quartet (DE) Del Rex, Berlin
                                   ‘CHECK’ with Hilary Jeffery and Elixir Dance Company (USA) DOCK11, Berlin 

                                   ‘Scrap Metal’ for She Only Barks at Night Living Room Theatre (AUS) VIVID festival

grants and awards
2018                          Australia Council New Works Commission for Emerging Artists
2017                          Australia Council Mentorship with Kraig Grady, Joe Talia and Rohan Drape
2016                          Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy Composer Award
2015                          Australia Council Mentorship with Kim Myhr and Tony Buck
2011                          Gem Payton Award for Musical Excellence
2011                          Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for Young Women in Jazz

2018                          DAR Residency. Druskininkai, Lithuania       with Ivan Cheng, Marcus Whale.
 2017                         Sounding Paths. Syros, Greece                 soloist
                                  ArtERRA. Tondela, Portugal                       duo with Adam Pultz Melbye
2016                          Bundanon Trust. Bundanon, Australia   with Ensemble Offspring

2018                          co-curator and collective member at KIM-Fest 2018 – Improvised MusicCollective, Berlin
2017                          Co-curator and Organizer of the Annual NOW now Festival – Festival, Sydney
                                  Founder and Organizer of Raze RampartsExperimental Music Series, Berlin
2015                          Founder and Editor of Harbour.Blog – Online Articles by Australian Musicians
                                  Co-Founder and Organizer of Boxcutters – New Music Series, Sydney

selected discography
2019                          ‘brace, brace’                             solo                            slip, UK 
                                  ‘Shake Up’                                  Sno Globe                 Whities, UK
2018                          ‘Beholder’                                   solo                           Room40, AUS
                                  ‘All is Ablaze’ (remaster)        solo                          Feeding Tube, USA
                                  ‘the Alternate Soundtrack
                                  to Bladerunner 2049’            S P O I L E R             actant, DE
                                  ‘Frozen Orchester’                  Splitter Orchester     mikroton, DE
2017                          ‘Dawning On’                            solo                           slip, UK
2016                          ‘Creative Construction Set’     Splitter Orchestra
                                                                                    with George Lewis    mikroton, DE
                                   ‘All is Ablaze’                             solo                             opalmine , AUS
                                   ‘Double Course’                        JRJR with Jon Rose    opalmine, AUS
                                   ‘Juana Tumble’                          PALES                         Ivory Tower, AUS   
                                   ‘Milk and Sugar’                        Tennis of All Kinds     opalmine/NOEMA, AUS/DK