Liam Flenady is an Australian composer and member of Brisbane new music ensemble Kupka’s Piano. At the moment, Liam is undertaking a PhD in composition through Griffith University, where his topic is ‘Counterpoint for the 21st century’.
As the title of this research suggests, Liam’s music currently centres on the question of what ‘counterpoint’ could mean outside of its historical bounds. Rather than a method of dissonance treatment or voice-leading, counterpoint is conceived of as a matter of relating simultaneous sounding parts, where the degree of identity and difference between parts represent the primary structural concerns.
photo credit: Jai Farrell