Carl Vine (born 1954) was born in Perth. A graduate of the University of Western Australia, he moved to Sydney in the mid-1970s where he has pursued an active career as a composer and performer. From 1980 to 1982 he was lecturer in Electronic Music Composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and since November 2000 has been the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia. He has more than 20 dance scores to his credit (including Poppy and Daisy Bates), seven symphonies, seven concertos (including a percussion concerto and a concerto for koto and strings), film and television music, chamber music and other works. In 2004 the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra released The Tempest, a CD of music by Carl Vine conducted by Ola Rudner, as part of its Australian Music Series on ABC Classics.

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