Liam Flenady is an Australian composer and guitarist, and member of Brisbane new music ensemble Kupka’s Piano. Liam recently completed a PhD in composition through Griffith University, where his topic was ‘Composing Contrapuntal Worlds’.

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 ‘world construction’, of building relational logics of simultaneous sounding parts, where the degree of identity and difference between parts represent the primary structural concerns.

Liam Flenady is also a committed political activist. He is currently active in The Right to the City Brisbane, unite, and the Queensland Greens.

photo credit: Jai Farrell