Cameron Lam (b.1989)
As the founding Artistic Director of one of Sydney’s young new music and hybrid art companies, Kammerklang, Cameron’s compositional experience has always been based in practical work and experimentation. He is an avid dabbler and appreciator of the various arts, having completed his honours in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and currently studying dance and static trapeze at B&B Studios in Marrickville.
Cameron has had the pleasure of working with and writing for many of Australia’s leading musicians such as acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes (The Colour of Woods, 2009), contemporary vocal ensemble Halcyon (Orphic Hymn #9: Selene, 2010), the internationally renowned Nexas Saxophone Quartet (Interweave, 2010), and YouTuber and EWI-ist Peter Smith aka Soundole VGM Covers (Daemon: The Pride of Difference, 2014).
In 2016, Cameron made his first foray into composing music for videogames, working on A Degree of Absurdity by young Sydney game designer Trent Swanson. As well as releasing his third album, Cybermemories – a complete body of work written for the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) with long-time collaborator Peter Smith.
2017 sees Cameron take on a landmark project; a contrabass clarinet concerto titled Yggdrasil: The World Tree, the first Australian concerto for the instrument and wind symphony, and one of the first worldwide. After the August premiere of his concerto, Cameron will follow with his new album, Dream. A collection of modern and classic poems based on ‘fantasy’ set for voice, piano, and classical guitar.
To find out more about Cameron’s current albums, upcoming performances and new works check out his website at: www.cameronlam.com
For more information on Kammerklang, Cameron’s company which combines music with everything from paint to circus, check out: www.kammerklang.com